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How to choose the perfect rose for your valentine.

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In today’s world, it can be hard to choose a meaningful and special gift for someone you care about. As Valentine’s day approaches, you may be searching your brain (and the internet) for the perfect gift for your special someone. 

You may know that the Rose is the most popular valentine gift in the United States, but did you know that roses have different meanings and carry different symbolism depending on color and arrangement? 

A beautiful rose bouquet packed with meaning and love could be your ticket to a meaningful, special gift for your sweetheart. Here are some popular options for valentines day, depending on what you want your gift to say. Consider adding these roses to a floral arrangement, or pairing with a sweet treat or adorable stuffed animal. 




Red: Passion, Love, Admiration

Red roses are also known as the “lover’s flower” , and symbolizes passion, love, and admiration. This has come to be known as a classic romantic flower, and almost an expectation in any romantic gift. Beautiful and Elegant, it can be gifted on it’s own or in any variety of gift packages and floral bouquets. 


Lavender : Delight, love at first sight. 

Lavender roses carry a bit more of a whimsical tone, symbolizing love at first sight. 

This makes it an ideal gift for a new couple, or to symbolize the “spark” alive in your relationship. These are also a beautiful additions to the lighter, pastel roses like white and cream. 


Blue: Peace, Reliability, True Love

Since this color represents peace and reliability, blue roses can express the wish to build stability in a relationship based on trust and commitment. A lighter tint, like baby blue, may be a sign of falling in love at first sight, or True Love. 


White: Innocence and New love

The color white represents Purity, Innocence, and Faithfullness. This makes it a common color and theme in romantic situations, and especially weddings. 

In a rose, this can symbolize innocence and new love. It can also be the color of new beginnings, and loyalty which make it an ideal candidate for lovers in any state of life. 


Cream: Thoughtfulness 

While white is often regarded as a color of innocence, cream roses symbolize charm and thoughtfulness and are the perfect way to tell someone they are on your mind.


Number of Roses 


Roses are also unique to flowers in the fact that the symbolism they carry goes beyond the flower and the color, and extends into the number of flowers gifted. Each different pairing carries a different meaning, and can add an extra special touch to the story and meaning behind your gift. Here is a congregated guide to these meanings: 


A single rose – often gifted to those you love, a single rose indicates ‘love at first sight’.

2 Roses – you would gift two single roses to those you are deeply in love with.

3 Roses – ‘I love you’.

4 Roses – the perfect way to say ‘nothing will come between us’.

5 Roses – a great way signify your love for a special someone. If you want to show a partner or friend how much you care for them, five roses is an ideal option.

6 Roses – signifies ‘I want to be yours’. If you’re dating someone and wish to take your relationship to the next level, gifting them with six roses is the perfect way to subtly express those feelings.

7 Roses – when considering the meaning of roses, this quantity signifies infatuation.

8 Roses – if a friend or family member is going through a tricky time, eight roses is the perfect number to gift them with as it shows support.

9 Roses – a symbol of eternal love. You would often give this exact number of roses to those you wish to spend the rest of life with.

10 Roses – a simple yet powerful way to tell a special someone ‘they’re perfect’.

11 Roses – ‘you are my treasured one’.

12 Roses – gifting someone you are fond of with 12 single roses is a simple way to ask them to be yours.

13 Roses – the meaning of roses when presented in the number 13 can either symbolize eternal friendship or a secret admirer.

14 Roses – if you’re proud of someone, 14 roses is the number to choose.

15 Roses – if you’ve done something to upset someone and wish for forgiveness, opt for 15 roses.

16 Roses – say ‘Bon Voyage’ with 16 roses.

17 Roses – this is the number of roses you would gift your wife, be it on her birthday or another special occasion.

18 Roses – if you wish to tell a loved one to ‘stay young and beautiful’, gift them with 18 roses, a symbol of sincerity and trueness.

19 Roses – the number of roses to give someone you plan to wait for.

20 Roses – symbolic of sincerity and belief.

21 Roses – show your commitment with a bouquet of 21 roses.

22 Roses – this quantity boasts two meanings – togetherness and luck.

24 Roses – let a special somebody know they’re always on your mind with a gift of 24 single rose stems.

25 Roses – wish someone all the happiness in the world with 25 roses.

27 Roses – tell your wife how much you love her with 27 roses.

30 Roses – this quantity suggests faith and faithfulness.

33 Roses – signifies affection.

36 Roses – one way to remind your partner of all of the romantic moments you have shared together.

37 Roses – if you love someone from the bottom of your heart, tell them how much with the gift of 37 roses.

40 Roses – if you hold a genuine love for a special someone, this is the number to choose.

44 Roses – when you wish to pledge an unchanging and constant love.

47 Roses – this number signifies ‘you are my one and only’.

48 Roses – representative of an unchanging love.

50 Roses – unconditional love.

51 Roses – if you only have one person on your mind, choose a bouquet of 51 roses.

56 Roses – this number in a bouquet simply means ‘love’.

66 Roses – this quantity on the other hand suggests ‘my love for you will never change’.

77 Roses – this number of roses signifies ‘faith’ and that you believe the person you are gifting is your soul mate.

88 Roses – if you owe someone a rather big apology, 88 is the number of stems to choose.

99 Roses – want to let a special someone know you’ll love you till the day you die? Give them a bouquet containing 99 single rose stems.

100 Roses – a gesture of devotion.


As you can see, Roses have a huge variety of meanings, and can be used to express so many things to your loved ones. Browse our selection of rose arrangements today, or call and custom order your own!

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