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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The rose is a universal symbol of love, desire, and beauty—and the most popular flower on Valentine's Day. The rose's significance originated in antiquity, and has also influenced over time by Western tradition, mythology, and religion. We've put together a slide show decoding the meanings of different hues and varieties of roses, as well as interesting bits of history behind this favorite flower. Click through to see what type of roses you should be sending this Valentine's Day.