Rose Meanings by Colour & Number

rainbow rose


Love 愛, Beauty 美, Courage 勇気  and Respect 尊敬, Romantic Love 恋愛, “I Love You”, Passion 情熱

Red (Dark), Deep Burgundy

Unconscious beauty 無意識の美

Red (Single) (一つ)

“I Love You”


Purity 清らかさ, Innocence 純粋さ, Silence 沈黙, Secrecy 秘密, Reverence 尊敬に満ちた, Humility 謙虚, Youthfulness 若々しい

White (Bridal) 

Happy love 幸せな愛


Appreciation 感謝, “Thank you”, Grace 優雅さ, Perfect Happiness 完璧な幸せ, Admiration 賞賛, Gentleness 優しさ


Joy 幸福, Friendship 友情, Delight 喜び, Promise of a new beginning 新しい始まりの約束, Welcome Back お帰り

Yellow with Red Tip

Friendship 友情, Falling in Love 恋に落ちる

Red and White

Given together, these signify unity 統一

Red and Yellow

Jovial and Happy Feelings 陽気で幸せな感情


Appreciation 感謝, Closing the deal , Let’s get together , Sincerity 誠実さ, Gratitude 感謝

Pale Peach

Modesty 謙虚

Lavender, Purple

Love at first sight 一目惚れ, Enchantment (magical) 魔法


Enthusiasm 熱狂, Desire 欲望, Fascination 魅惑


Death 死, Farewell 別れ


The unattainable 手に入れられない, the impossible 不可能な

Single 一つの - any color

Simplicity 単純さ, Gratitude 感謝

Red Rosebud ばらのつぼみ

Symbolic of purity 清らかさ  and loveliness きれいな

White Rosebud ばらのつぼみ

Symbolic of girlhood 女の子の子供時代

Thorn-less Rose とげのないばら

Love at first sight 一目惚れ


Roses by the Numbers

  • A single (1) rose of any color depicts utmost devotion – 一番の熱愛
  • Two (2) roses entwined together communicate “Marry me” – 結婚して
  • Six (6) Roses signify a need to be loved or cherished – 愛されることが必要
  • Eleven (11) roses assure the recipient they are truly and                                                            deeply loved – あなたは愛されている
  • Twelve (12) roses mean let’s be a couple – 恋人になりたい
  • Thirteen(13) roses indicate a secret admirer – 秘密の賞賛者

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