The Color Language of Roses


At Jackson and Perkins, we are all about roses. They come in almost every color imaginable and all have unique qualities that make them amazing. Whether you want to convey love, gratitude, passion, or friendship — there is a rose for every emotion. So, this Mother’s Day, show your mom how much you love, appreciate, and are thankful for what she does with a rose that is just as wonderful as she is.


red • love and romance

There is nothing quite as beautiful as a classic red, velvet -smooth rose. Red roses have appeared throughout history as a token of love, affection, and romance. A red rose is perfect for a first date, anniversary celebration, or any other relationship occasion.

white • innocence

White roses are known to be used in many places to represent a number of emotions. Though it is known commonly as a bridal rose, the white rose can also be used to express more than innocence and purity. White roses are often used as a token of sympathy, honor, and reverence.

orange • passion

Burning bright and fiery with passion, orange roses are sure to liven up any room with their daring color. Orange roses are used to represent desire, enthusiasm, and passion. These are the perfect gift to someone to show enthusiasm for a special event, a birthday, or as a hostess gift to brighten up someone's home.

yellow • friendship

As bright as the sun, yellow roses are perfect for brightening up anyone’s day. They are most often used as a token of friendship, joy, or even as a wish of wellness. Yellow roses are perfect for giving to a friend on their birthday, to a new mother to celebrate the new bundle of joy, or to an ailing co-worker to brighten their day.

pink • appreciation

Similar to the red rose, pink roses are often given as a sign of affection. Dark pink roses represent gratitude and appreciation, while light pink roses are used to represent gentleness and affection. Give a bouquet of pink roses to your hard working co-worker or to mom on Mother's Day!



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