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Surely you have heard many times that "a rose is a rose is a rose", but while it is very poetic, the Victorians at heart disagree. Although people did not necessarily send secret messages through branches, the meaning was very important during the Victorian era. This historical curiosity is lovely, so we explore this flower dictionary so you know exactly what you are getting into if you give flowers on Valentine's Day.Red roses
If you have planned to choose this classic option, you are in luck. It means love.Light pink roses
Choose the best gift to give thanks to a friend.Peach colored roses
These shy beauties mean modesty.
This energetic and curious color means fascination.Salmon roses
It is more pink than orange and darker than peach, roses in salmon suggest desire and emotion. Oh la la!Yellow roses
Note you would imagine that it might be cruel to give someone a bouquet of flowers, but these yellow roses imply "infidelity".White roses
You may want to save these beauties for a melancholic moment. Mean "a heart that does not know love".Cream colored roses
Do not be fooled, an off target has a very different meaning from that of your cousin. Ivory roses indicate "charm and consideration", according to Passion Growers.Purple roses
A more peculiar nuance requires a more peculiar meaning. Violet tones lend themselves to "enchantment".Dark Pink Roses
A light tone hints at grace, but a more intense hue means "gratitude and appreciation", according to Teleflora.Burgundy Roses
Although not as striking as the classic red rose, this deeper color is more subtle and represents the "unconscious beauty."Green roses
If the petals and the stem have a green color, good news: green means "constant rejuvenation of the spirit".Multicolored Rainbow Roses
The Victorians would surely not know what to say about these modern creations, if they would take Shakespeare's example: "Paint a lily ... a useless and ridiculous excess."
Via: Good Housekeeping US