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Meaning of the number of roses

It doesn't matter where you come from if you receive a rose as a sign of love. But did you know that the number of roses you’re given can convey different meanings?

Valentine's Day is only a few days away. We've gathered together our understanding of the meaning of the number of roses in the following guide. Our hope is that it’ll offer a romantic yardstick as to how you'd want to show your love!

A SINGLE ROSE – Sending a beautiful single long stem rose tells your loved one “You’re the one for me”.

2 ROSES – Says “we’re a good match”. The number two stands for the interdependence and balance of a duality.

3 ROSES – Very simply, “I love you so much”.

5 ROSES – As the number of graces, five roses are a beautiful way to express your love for a friend or lover.

6 ROSES – This symbol is 'I want to be yours,' or the completion of a beginning. If you're dating someone and want to take your relationship to the next level, giving them a box of six roses is a great way to convey your love without being too obvious.

7 ROSES – Seven is sacred. Sevenfold has a great number about it. It's assuring them that you'll adore them every day of the week.

9 ROSES – An everlasting love sign. This precise number of roses is often given to people with whom you intend to spend the rest of your life. Nine is also a homonym for long-lasting in Chinese.

10 ROSES – A simple, yet powerful way to tell someone special that they’re perfect.

12 ROSES – A red rose box of 12 stems can show you're thinking of them 12 months a years, or 12 different ways to say I love you.

15 Flowers – If you've upset someone and want to apologise, choose 15 roses.

20 ROSES – Give your partner 20 long red roses to express your sincerity and belief in the long-lasting relationship with them.

24 ROSES – Sending a loved one two dozen red roses is a magnificent way to say you’re thinking about them 24 hours a day and that you genuinely adore them.

36 ROSES – A bouquet of 36 roses not only says "big spender," but also "I'm head over heels in love" and "I'll never forget our romantic times."

48 ROSES – Sending 4 dozen roses symbolises unconditional love and devotion that is unchanging.

50 ROSES – Aside from implying that you ‘go all out’ with your romantic gestures, sending 50 roses is commonly understood to imply unconditional or deeply significant love.

77 ROSES – This number of roses stands for 'faith,' as well as the fact that you feel the person you're gifting to is your everlasting soul mate.

88 ROSES – If you owe someone a rather big apology, 88 is the number of stems to choose.

99 ROSES – You are the only one for me, and I’ll love you till death do us part.

100 ROSES – A bouquet of 100 roses signifies that you will be with your lover till death do you part, and that you’ll remain dedicated to them always.

So, there you have it – if you're thinking of giving roses to someone special, make sure you get the right number! At Mr Roses we offer a wide range of Valentines Day Gifts and Roses to help you pick the best for your love this Valentine’s Weekend!


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