5 kind of roses for your Italian loved ones
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet”
William Shakespeare was right: there isn’t a sweetest flower than the rose in the entire world.
When you live abroad, expressing your feelings to someone could be hard: we have our smartphones, but it always remains difficult to cover the distance.
Sending flowers, instead, could be the perfect choice. Does your family live in Italy? Your girlfriend works there? Is your bestfriend’s birthday but you are attending your Erasmus in another country? You can tell them something with a bouquet of roses, the most beautiful flower in the world.
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You can express anything that words can’t but be careful: meanings vary depending on numbers and colours of flowers, besides the fact that every country has its own traditions.
Choose the right colour
Not only a Valentine’s Day flower: roses are the universal symbol of love, affection and friendship.
Let’s see how to communicate the message in your mind through 5 different rose colours:
- Red roses are the most known; they stand passion, desire, and romantic love.
They are a common gift for Valentine’s day, but they are never out of fashion: any woman would love a dozen of red roses!
- White roses, the purest of them all; they stand for truth and new beginnings.
In the Christian tradition, they are related to the Virgin Mary, and hence they are the perfect flower for young, innocent women that haven’t yet experienced passion. Since 1840, when Queen Victoria got married, a white bouquet of roses has become the perfect bridal composition.
- Yellow roses have been less lucky. During the Victorian era, they stood for jealousy and infidelity.
Even nowadays you must not send yellow roses to your lover unless you want to hit the friendzone! These flowers are a symbol of friendship and are often used to express joy in happy occasions, like graduations or engagements.
- Pink roses are the most tricky of all, as their meaning depends on the shade.
Pale pink roses are often associated with sweetness, gentleness and grace, medium shades are used to cheer up someone who’s grieving, and the darkest one is the perfect gift for showing appreciation and gratitude. They are most commonly found in the wild, even if the Chinese royal family used to have entire gardens filled with them.
- Orange roses symbolize enthusiasm, attraction, and desire, while, if they’re of a dimmer colour, they stand for modesty and sympathy, and are often used as a gift for a loss. However, when combined with other flowers, let’s say pink ones, they become the perfect palette for a wedding!
Watch out for the number
The number of flowers in a bouquet is also important; in Vietnam a single red rose is symbol of undying love while in Brazil you expect to receive twelve of them at least!In Italy a dozen of roses are the proper choice for a marriage, on the contrary six of them are just perfect to celebrate an engagement.
No matter how far you live from your beloved or what special occasion it is: opting for a bouquet of beautiful roses is a sure-fire hit!