June’s flower is the rose. It is the birth flower for this month, so it’s the perfect occasion on which to give a special person in your life, a birthday gift of roses. We typically associate them with romance, and while that’s the most familiar and best-known emotional link to this spectacular flower, the range of sizes, types and colors, and their meanings, make this show-stopping flower, ideal to give to anyone for a birthday gift this month.
Interesting History Related to Roses
We don’t typically think of the beginnings of the history of different flowers. That’s why it’s so surprising to discover that roses were discovered in fossils from over 35 million years ago that were found in Colorado. The fact that they were mentioned in the text of a Sumerian Cuneiform tablet dating back to 2860 B.C. is equally surprising. Confucius reported that the Chinese Imperial Library owned many books about roses.
Ways They Are Used Today
The fragrance of the rose is used in making perfumes, cosmetics, and skin care products. The essential oil is extracted from roses, and that oil is used in aromatherapy. Rose hips, a seed that remains on certain types of roses through the winter, are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C.
Roses are known to be soothing to the body and mind. The flowers can also be used to treat depression or to help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety. The fragrance produces a mild sedative-like effect.
Symbolism of Rose Colors and Numbers
The rose is the national flower of England and the United States.
- A gift of red rosebuds signifies love for the first time.
- A single red rose tells the recipient that you love him or her.
- A gift of six red roses delivers a message of adoration.
- A gift of 15 red roses represents an expression of sorrow
- A gift of 25 red roses says, “Congratulations.”
- When you give someone a gift of 50 red roses, you are telling them that you love them no matter what.
- When you want to tell someone you’re devoted to them, give them 100 red roses.
- If you want to ask someone to marry you, give them 108 red roses because that exact number of flower stems tells the recipient you are delivering a marriage proposal.
Blue roses don’t get their blue color naturally. In fact, there is no such thing as a blue rose. It conveys a sense of mysteriousness. It can also indicate that the recipient is unattainable.
Green roses suggest peace and tranquility; however, white roses suggest purity, innocence, chastity, and new beginnings. That is why it is often used in bridal bouquets.
If you can’t convey what you’re thinking or feeling with one particular rose color, Rainbow Roses will show many emotions, allowing you to say exactly what you want – using the language of roses.
You can count on the experienced floral designers at Boyd’s Flowers to help you choose the most spectacular rose arrangement for someone whose birthday occurs in June.