Symbolic Meaning of Color in Roses
||The creative spirit of love. True love stronger than thorns.
True red is the lover's rose.
Amaranth red: long standing desire
Cardinal red: sublime desire
Carmine: deceitful desire (not true to color)
Fieryred: flames of passion.
||In Victorian times the rose meant jealousy. Maybe our thoughts have
changed. Today it is given as a sign of friendship, sometimes as a
sign of sympathy. It is the rose of familiar love and domestic
happiness. The yellow rose of Texas is the only rose for me.
||Loyalty, penetrating and platonic love. Able to captivate secret
thought, love stronger than death. In England there is a saying
about the white rose referring to the sub rosa, death to him who
under my secrecy betrays his oath. In Scotland when the white rose
bloomed in autumn it was seen as a token of early marriage. The
rose of confession, the bridal rose, the rose of servitude. Can be
||Grace, gentility, elegance and refinement. The rose of sweet thoughts.
||Purple adds enchantment. Can be transcendental. Possible need to
proceed cautiously. The priests wear lavender during lent, a time
of discretion. Purple can indicate opulence or majesty.
||A warm color that says, I am proud of you.
||Fantasy and impossibility. Hoping for a miracle and new possibilities. Many people have a quest or a fascination
for blue roses. I have a book by Ibn al Awam, which was written in the twelfth century,
translated into French by J. J. Clement entitled Le livre de l'agriculture.
the book speaks of azure blue roses that were known to the orient. These
blue roses were attained by placing a blue die into the bark of the roots.
This process is explained in the book and has been proven to work by Joret,
a very knowledgeable french scientist.
||The color of the crone, the wise lady of death. The promise that
soon you will know something you did not know before. Some see it as
a bad omen. Death of fixed thoughts or ideas. Signifies a
rejuvenation on the horizon. May not be understood as a gift. Les
fleurs du mal from which beauty springs. Sometimes a beautiful
deep red rose will bloom from a blackened bud.