- $17 for $40 worth of floral arrangements
Choosing a Rose Color: Subtle Shades of Emotion
Roses not only let someone know they’re loved, but also_how_they’re loved, depending on the color. Use Groupon’s breakdown to make sure you send the right message.
Red: Among the most popular of all flowers, red roses have long been a symbol of enduring love. Their intent may not always be romantic, however; deeper crimson hues are held to convey regret or sorrow, and are even appropriate at a funeral.
White: White roses embody purity and innocence, which is why they are traditional wedding flowers.
Yellow: The color yellow conveys warmth, joy, and friendship, making these roses thoughtful get-well gifts. Romantic suitors should be careful—yellow roses’ platonic subtext might imply they want to stay “just friends” or “just people who happen to go to the laundromat at the same time every week.”
Pink: Although generally considered gentle, feminine, elegant, and refined, pink roses can have different meanings depending on their shade. Dark-pink roses convey gratitude and appreciation, and pale buds express grace and admiration in sympathy bouquets.
Purple: Purple has traditionally been associated with both royalty and enchantment, so purple, lavender, and lilac roses are a great way to express adoration and love at first sight.
Mixed: In addition to dazzling the eye, mixed arrangements can convey more nuanced messages. For example, combining red and white roses can symbolize unity in nuptial ceremonies and at barbershops, and mixing red and yellow roses can express joy and giddy elation.