Roses are the most popular flower for Valentine's Day, but did you know that different hues and varieties of roses have different meanings? If you're wondering how to best convey your passionate love, your chaste yearning, or alternatively, your disappointment in your relationship, there's a rose for you.
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A rosebud's tender age makes it a convincing symbol of innocent hope, youth, chastity, and beauty.
According to Roman mythology, a rose's aesthetic may have been created with a purpose: It is said that the jealous goddess of nature, Cybele, created the first rose in an effort to trump Venus’s beauty.