Flowers for June - Roses

Roses in June

There are specific flowers which are traditionally given as gifts according to the month that a person is born. The Rose is the birth month flower for June, making sending a rose gift a great gift idea for someone born in June.

golden anniversary rose gift

But also did you know that according to the language of the flowers, each flower has a special meaning and can be used to convey messages to the recipient? Apparently this all came about during conservative Victorian times, where messages could be sent through flowers that couldn’t be said out loud. What an innovative way of getting the message across!

Here are a handful of different messages that each rose conveys.

  • Red Roses- "I Love You"
  • White Roses -  "You are Heavenly"
  • Yellow Roses - "I am not worthy of your love"
  • Pink Roses - "Please Believe Me"

However, over the years, roses have developed a more modern language of their own. Each colour has come to represent something new, more than just the traditional love and romance that they once stood for:

Yellow roses have come to represent strength, loyalty and fertility making them very popular amongst people gifting friendship roses to their close friends. 

Orange roses are now synonymous with joy, whether that be for the birth of a new life or for new beginnings entirely.

While pink roses are often given to say thank you, a meaningful gesture to place of words.

Even white roses have an entirely new meaning, in the modern day, they are seen as symbols of innocence and purity which has made them very popular gifts for those experiencing a fresh start or as part of a rose memorial.

So if you want you can send someone you love a secret message with a Rose Bush this June – and if they are a June baby then even better!

If you like the sound of the Language of the Flowers – you will be interested to know that Kate Middleton used its teachings when selected the trees for her wedding. You can read more about that in our Royal Wedding blog post.