Flowers, especially roses, are used to convey many emotions we have for each other. Be it “I love you” or “I’m sorry,” sending roses is the perfect way to give someone a lift as well as send a message that you may feel reluctant to say.
So where and when did the color meaning of rose originate? Jack Goody, in his book ‘The Culture of Flowers’, says that giving meanings to flowers originally came from the East and while meaning can be highly subjective some are universally accepted. Also called floriography, the art of speaking with flowers originated in Persia where illiterate women of the Ottoman seraglios used flowers to communicate, as written language was forbidden.
we still use the rose to get our emotions across to the recipient. “The single rose is, in essence, a symbol of completion, of consummate achievement and perfection”, says J. E. Cirlot in his ‘A Dictionary of Symbols’. Be it red, blue, white or yellow, roses convey so much alone or in a bunch.
You can find the meaning of a blue rose in literature as a symbol of prosperity and love to those who seek it. The blue colour is also associated with royal blood, and that is why the blue rose can denote majesty and splendor.
The idea of the blue flower is to express tender and hidden emotional world, deep moods, secrets, that overfill soul of someone. Blue colour belongs to sky, water, endless space. Blue rose means quest for the impossible that never ends, the poetical daydream and reality, searching for mystic, anguish and hope, and sometimes is the melancholy, mood of hopeless sadness. Maybe this meaning appeared because blue rose represents never-to-be-fulfilled wish or something determined to remain as a dream.
“SYMBOL OF IMPOSSIBILITY”