The red rose is often identified as well with love’s pain. In Greek myth, the goddess of love herself, Aphrodite, was said to have created the first red rose. Rushing to comfort her lover, Adonis- who had been gored by a wild boar – she scratched herself on the thorns. Her immortal blood forever stained the roses red.
When Cleopatra decided to seduce the Roman soldier Mark Antony, she met him in a chamber filled two feet deep with red rose petals.
Meaning from The Mystical “Language of Flowers” From the Elizabethan era (Victorian era) when the meaning of flowers flourished into a form of communication.
- Beauty with deep passionate love
Meaning from The First widley accepted book of flowers Meaning Le Langage Des Fleurs which was published in 1819 by Charlotte De Latour
- Black: Death
- Bridal: Happy Love
- Dark crimson: Mourning
- Deep red: Passion, bashful shame
- Hibiscus: Delicate beauty
- Leaf: you may hope
- Orange: Desire
- Pink: Perfect happiness, Please believe me, Simplicity, Grace
- Red: Love, I Love You
- Tea: I’ll remember always
- Thorn-less: Love at first sight, Attachment
- White: Innocence & Purity, I’m worthy of you, You’re heavenly, Secrecy & Silence
- Withered White: Transient impression
- Yellow: Decrease of love, Jealousy, Try to care