12 Romantic Facts About Red Roses

Red Rose Facts



Roses have a lot of meaning; they’re one of the most given flowers in the world.

When roses are around, any setting or event will be romantic.

It is also the most celebrated flower worldwide, with many festivals showcasing roses.

Here are 12 romantic facts about roses to make you love them even more!

Western culture believed that Aphrodite, the goddess of love, created roses.

Red roses are said to be linked to Aphrodite Goddess of Lo\ve

According to Greek mythology, her tears and her lover’s blood that fell onto the ground produced red roses, symbolizing eternal love, or love until death.

Other literature says that Aphrodite’s blood coated the white rose hence the red rose.

Roses are the oldest flowers known that convey love and passion.

Three red roses on a white sheet.

Contrary to most movies showing men only giving flowers, in Japan, men and women can exchange fresh roses that symbolize devotion toward each other.

Today, red roses are still popular when giving flowers to a loved one for any occasion. 

Roses give off a relaxing scent.

A person smelling a red rose.

Roses were added to ancient Roman baths and chambers to create a pleasant environment.

Romantic date nights and private rooms for honeymooners are also filled with red roses to add to the romantic ambiance of the surrounding.

The red rose has a historical significance in England.

A red rose garden.

The Tudor rose represents the symbolic union of the House of Lancaster and the House of York after the War of Roses.

After the war, the two houses married to create a new royal dynasty.

Today, the captivating flora is known as England‘s national flower.

A dozen red roses symbolize love all year round.

Someone holding a dozen red roses

In Western culture, twelve roses represent the 12 months of the year, emphasizing love at any time.

To convey this meaning to your loved one, you can give a dozen roses.

It is also the perfect item to express unconditional love and gratitude.

According to expert florists, the shade of red roses conveys different meanings.

Deep red roses

Roses have many shades of red that you can mix and match to make them more appealing.

Bright reds symbolize romance, while deep reds mean undying love.

A budding red rose given means that the love is still starting to bloom.

On Valentine’s Day, red roses are the most popular choice.

Someone gifting their partner with roses

In 2022, 22% of Americans bought fresh flowers or plants for Valentine’s Day.

Among that number, red roses were the most popular choice, with over 65% choosing the red rose.

Some people give it to their partners as a gift, while others buy it for themselves.

The lovely rose aroma is commonly used in the perfume industry.

A bottle of perfume made with roses

Rose oil is an essential ingredient in many perfumes that dates back to early Egyptian times.

Today, red roses are an ingredient in high-end and affordable perfumes for women.

Red roses are the best roses for producing the most true-to-life scent.

If your partner likes roses and fragrances, this is undoubtedly the best gift option for you.

Rose was in the top 20 most popular baby names for girls for 25 years.

Someone smiling and surrounded by roses

The name rose for girls was among the top 20 most popular baby names in the United States from 1896 to 1921.

Which isn’t so surprising given the reputation this fantastic flower has!

Many movie characters are named Rose, like the famous female lead in Titanic, played by Kate Winslet.

The iconic red rose in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast symbolizes giving and receiving love.

An everlasting rose in a glass dome

It is called the enchanted rose that became the symbol of the film.

Roses in glass domes, such as in the movie, also mean “faith in love forever.” or simply, a love that grows more through time.

Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, wrote about red roses.

A man giving roses to a woman.

In 1794, Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns published a collection of traditional Scottish songs set to music.

One of the poems in that collection is titled A Red, Red Rose, which talks about an intense love the speaker speaks of for another.

During this era, public displays of affection were frowned upon, so people expressed their interest by giving a red rose to their beloved.

The famous playwright William Shakespeare was inspired by roses in his play Romeo and Juliet.

A single red rose on a Romeo and Juliet book

Roses were one of William Shakespeare’s favorite flowers, which he used in many of his plays.

He used red roses to symbolize war and the painful side of love, as seen in the tragic Romeo and Juliet.


It is uncontested that roses symbolize love, and no matter where you’re from, the meaning is the same.

By giving them to someone special, you can express your passion.

So, the next time you go on a date, know that a rose can be at the top of the list of the best gift options.

So, stop and smell the roses and stay in love!

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Ashley D
Ashley D

Ashley is an author and creator of 3 major blog sites and a full-time freelance writer. He writes on a plethora of subjects, his favorites being health, lifestyle, and travel. When he’s not writing, he streams games on twitch or shreds some berms on his mountain bike.

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