Rose Flowercards & Gifts

A stunning and meaningful flower to give for any occasion is of course, the rose. As the most popular flower in history, you can’t go wrong with roses! Symbolically, there are different meanings and occasions for each colour so we’re sure you’ll find the perfect rose arrangement to make your special someone smile.


Roses are a true icon. The rose has a gorgeous colour, irresistible fragrance, soft petals, and elegant long stems that say “I love you” better than any flower. It is symbolic of love, passion, and luxury. Roses are a perfect match for any occasion. In the flower world, roses are gifted to symbolise love on Valentine’s Day but it is also used to mark celebratory occasions such as weddings, Mother’s Day, or important birthday milestones. The petals of the Rose are often used for decorative purposes at formal events and as environmentally friendly confetti at a wedding.

The breathtaking rose is indeed legendary throughout history. One of the most famous references to the rose comes from Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet: ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet'. The rose was used by many ancient cultures as a symbol of love and passion. The Greeks associated it with Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. The Romans also associated the rose with love, linking it to Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love. Ancient Egyptians associated the rose with the God Isis, while Christian has references to the rose that is linked to Mary. The rose has since been used to link back to spirituality, love, and romance but is also seen as a thoughtful gesture to show appreciation and admiration to someone.

Roses come in many vivid colours. Each colour takes on a special meaning. The red rose is famously used to represent love and romance. It is also seen as a good luck symbol in a home. A white rose is symbolic of elegance, love, and spirituality. It is often used for weddings or sympathy gifts. Yellow roses symbolise friendship or gratitude. It is sent to lift someone’s spirit and brighten up their day. Pink roses are symbolic of love and care. It is common for pink roses to be sent to females or to show someone how much you care about them. Orange and peach roses are used in bridal showers or celebratory events as they symbolise joy and vitality. Green roses symbolise fertility and new beginnings and are perfect gifts for those celebrating a new milestone or the arrival of a baby.

Latin name: Rosa Rubiginosa

The Rose family name is Rosaceae. The scientific name of the Rose “Rosa Rubiginosa” comes from the Latin word “Rosa”, a reference to the vivid colours of the flower. There are over 300 species of the Rosaceae, each with a unique name, history, and colour, as well as thousands of cultivated hybrids.

A rose will make a beautiful and thoughtful gift for someone special regardless of the occasion. Sending red roses is a perfect way to show your love and admiration for your partner or loved ones. Yellow and orange roses can help you to spread joy to those around you or honour your friendship with someone on their birthday. White roses can be sent to someone who is mourning a loss or used for spiritual and religious occasions such as a baptism or chapel wedding.

View our wide range of Rose gifts and flower arrangements to send a floral hug to the special people in your life.