History, Varieties and Meaning of Pink Rose

Pink roses are a multipurpose flower, perfect for an array of occasions.

They convey numerous emotions, including passion, thoughtfulness and sentiment and are extremely contemporary in style, packing a colourful punch, with the ability to brighten up any room or event.

Whether you’re sending a bouquet of beautiful pink roses to a friend as a thank you, or are simply showing your affection and admiration for that special somebody, the pink rose is guaranteed to always express the right emotion.

And the best part? You don’t have to say a word.

With all of this in mind, it is little wonder pink roses are one of the most celebrated flowers on the planet, especially on Valentine’s Day!

The history of the pink rose

Pink Roses boast a long historical past. In fact, they’re one of the longest present-day roses known to man.

How do we know this? Because they have been depicted in many historical works of art varying in colour from pale pink to the deepest shade of crimson.

Despite being a popular floral arrangement to gift to friends and family, there are a number of facts many are yet to learn about the rose specie.

For example, every shade of a pink has different meaning, with the very first sighting of the pink rose originating from fossils dating back 40 million years! Additional historical evidence reveals that pink roses were grown some 5,000 years ago in China’s Imperial rose gardens and have persisted to play a part in history ever since.

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The modern-day pink rose

The creation of contemporary hybridization has allowed botanical experts to experiment with the pink rose, allowing them to introduce numerous different colours to the market. On a horticultural basis, pink roses are a timeless flower species and also, the first colour of rose to be cultivated.

They are commonly found in the wild and in the Victorian era were used to enhance everything from wallpaper to greeting cards. Today, the pink rose has been grown in a modern light, to reveal a variety of different shades of pink.  They have the ability to blossom frequently, throughout the entire year as opposed to just annually as in the past.

What each shade of pink means…

The colour pink alone suggests connotations of grace and stylishness, as well as pleasantness and poetic romance. The pink rose is similar in that it represents refinement, femininity, elegance and complexity. Each and every hue available carries an additional meaning.

If you’re planning on purchasing a pink rose to portray your exact emotion, you can do just that.

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Dark Pink Roses are synonymous of appreciation and gratitude, whilst medium Pink Roses are the perfect way to portray feelings of love. Many will also buy this hue of the pink rose when they want to congratulate someone or cheer up a friend who’s grieving or healing. Light Pink Roses on the other hand portray emotions of gentleness and admiration. With this in mind, it’s easy to send a bouquet that says exactly what is on your mind. If you could opt for a share, which would you pick?

Appearance and aroma

Asides from their many meanings, the pink rose is physically one of the most attractive of all floral species. Both the appearance and aroma of the pink rose is celebrated throughout the world.

In addition to communicating thanks and appreciation, having such a floral arrangement displayed in your home, office or garden is a symbol of style and sophistication.

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Caring for your pink roses

With all of the above in mind, the pink rose makes a great gift and a fantastic flower to grow.

Of course, it’s important to look after such a floral arrangement if you wish to prolong its lifespan. Firstly, you must choose a fresh bouquet from a trustworthy supplier.

To display, trim the stems, cutting any foliage below the water line, add the recommended amount of water and plant food to a vase (warm water is preferable) and place the flowers in a bright, well-lit space.

If have any other brilliant tips for caring for roses be sure to let us know, then we can share them will all of our readers.

Author: Lily Calyx

Flower expert, gardening enthusiast and creative mind behind our blog.

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