Monday, June 19, 2006

Red Rose

Red Rose
Originally uploaded by wasinyugo.

According to the Victorian "Language of flowers", different coloured roses each have their own symbolic meaning:
Red: love.
Pink: grace, lesser feelings of love.
Dark Pink: gratitude.
Light Pink: admiration, sympathy.
White: innocence, purity, secrecy, friendship, reverence and humility.
Yellow: Yellow roses generally mean dying love or platonic love. In German-speaking countries, however, they can mean jealousy and infidelity.
Yellow with red tips: Friendship, falling in love.
Orange: passion.
Burgundy: beauty.
Blue: mystery.
Green: calm.
Black: slavish devotion (as a true black rose is impossible to produce).
Purple: protection (paternal/maternal love).

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