Roses in NYC are as plentiful as NYC birthdays. Every year millions of roses are gifted in NYC for any number of occasions. In June, the appropriate floral gift is the rose as it is June’s birth flower. Rich in popularity as a symbol of love and romance it hasn’t always been so. In fact, the rose was first looked upon as a symbol of war. A civil war that raged on from 1455-1487 between the House of York and the House of Lancaster. The House of York adopted a white rose, the House of Lancaster was represented by a red rose. The war has been dubbed “The War of the Roses”. The winner of this war, Tudor Henry VII (The Tudors), merged his Lancastrian rose with the rose of his York bride and thus the creation of the Tudor Rose, the Rose of England.
In later years the rose evolved into a form of language creating a secret means of communication between lovers. In the mid 18th century the wife of the British ambassador in Constantinople described this language in her letters. Largely due to the publication of her letters after her death, we have the code necessary to decipher the intricate language of roses. For example if you want to ask your love interest “will you love me?”, send an open white rose. Want to ask “Don’t you love me any more?” , send an open yellow rose. Want to say “I respect and look up to you” then send a bouquet of white roses. Red roses signify “forever I Love You”. However a bouquet of red and white roses state “Together we are one and united”. Want to declare your attraction to someone but don’t want to go as far as declaring your undying love, then purple roses are the way to go. Colors alone aren’t enough to deliver the complex messages of love. In combination with the colors, the number and degree of bloom of the roses have also been assigned meaning. A dozen roses says “Be Mine”. Thirteen roses tells someone we’ll be friends forever. Three dozen roses expresses “I’m head over heels in love!”. Six dozen roses or more says “my love for you is limitless”. In addition to its Victorian assigned message, this last one says “I’m a Starbright Gold club member”!!!.
Regardless of its diverse assigned meanings, the one constant is the rose’s undeniable beauty. The recipient of a beautiful arrangement of roses is always appreciative.
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