But why is that? What do roses and Valentine have in common? And what kind of roses should you stock up on to prepare for a successful Valentines? In this article, we will delve into the fascinating history of roses and Valentine's Day.
Valentines Day story
The first Valentine's Day has been celebrated since 496. There are many legends and myths around, but we will probably never discover the exact story behind the origin of Valentine's Day. What we do know is that Valentine's Day, as we know it, became popular through the Golden Legend, a book that was composed in the fourteenth century about Christian holidays and celebrations. Nowadays we celebrate love in general on February 14th, and not just "anonymous love". Lovers, couples and even friends express their love for each other with cards, gifts and flowers.
So ... What's wrong with roses and Valentine?
Offering roses for Valentine's Day probably dates back to the late 17th century, when King Charles II of Sweden went on a trip to Persia. In Persia, Charles discovered the art of communicating with flowers, without using words. When he introduced this art to Europe, it became a fashion, and flower lists and their meanings became widespread. A yellow carnation, for example, meant that the recipient had disappointed its sender. And the red rose, of course, was the symbol of love. And where did the Rose get this symbolic meaning? For this, we must go back in time and further. In Greek mythology, where the Rose was associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love and her boyfriend Adonis. When Adonis was killed by a wild boar, Aphrodite wept bitterly over her death. It is said that the rose bushes grew where her tears and Adonis' blood touched the ground. Fortunately, the story has a happy ending (in part): Adonis was brought back to life by Zeus. But because Persephone, the goddess of fertility and the dead, also asked for love, it was decided that Adonis would spend six months in her world for every six months spent with Aphrodite.
Suggestions of roses for Valentine's Day
Before we head back to Rose , you're probably looking for some more inspiration to add to your Valentine's Day stock. We have selected 11 interesting roses to use!
Roses recommended for Valentines Day 2021
Whether the tradition comes from Swedish King Charles or from two goddesses arguing over the same lover, the Red Rose has been a symbol for Valentine's Day for centuries. Of course, different colors of roses have different meanings and could be an excellent gift for Valentine's Day. However, red is the color of passion and love and by far the most popular. And fortunately, there are a lot of different varieties to choose from! Here you can see a selection of just a few of our personal favorites of all time.
1. The Freedom Rose - Tall, strong and beautiful. This is a fantastic rose to use in centerpieces.
2. Madam Red Rose - Elegant, elegant and romantic is what breathes this kind of rose.
3. Black Baccara Rose - This intense red rose with an almost satiny look.
4. Rose Rubicon Spray Rose - A rose with large flower heads that open wonderfully.
5. Rose Rose Upper Class - A very luxurious looking rose, perfect for any occasion!
6. Rose Spray Rose Fire Flash - Rose red is mixed with yellow stripes.
7. Mirabel Rose Spray Rose - If you are looking for a very elegant red rose, this is a serious option!
8. Ever Red Rose - Show your eternal love with this fantastic rose variety.
9. El Toro Rose - The petals of this rose look like the curtain used in Spanish bullfights.
10. Cryogenic Rose Heart XXL - It's amazing! This preserved rose is transformed into a heart onto show supreme love.
11. Red Naomi Rose - The most famous of the red roses cannot be missing from our list.