White: Purity, Innocence, Sympathy, Spirituality
Early tradition used white roses as a symbol for true love, an association which would later become the hallmark of the red rose.
White roses are also associated with honor and reverence, which makes them a fitting memorial for a departed loved one.
Are white roses natural?
Pink-, yellow-, red- or white-colored roses (Rosa spp.), some striped or splotched, naturally occur in wild and species roses in varying shades and intensities. Breeders expand the natural range of rose-color possibilities when they combine parent roses to bring out exciting coloration in the offspring’s flower petals.
Do white roses exist?
Since blue roses do not exist in nature, as roses lack the specific gene that has the ability to produce a “true blue” color, blue roses are traditionally created by dyeing white roses.
What is the rarest rose color?
Here’s a list of the significance of each color of rose.
- Blue. The rarest of all rose colors, blue roses signify the unattainable and the impossible – probably because a truly blue colored rose is impossibility in nature.
Do white roses represent death?
White roses are the ultimate symbol of spirituality, purity, and innocence. At a funeral, the classic deep red rose evokes love and grief. The yellow rose is often given by friends to show their bond. The rarer dark pink roses are used to express thankfulness to the deceased.