Ultimate Purple Rose Meaning Guide



Revealing The Secrets Of The Purple Rose 

The purple rose is a flower with a complex meaning. Meanings of the purple rose vary by shade and tone. Purple roses can give off the feeling of royalty, majesty and endless enchantment. The purple rose is often referred to as the “mystical rose” Shades of the purple rose tend to be in pastel tones.

Our guide will walk you through the varied meanings by shade, significance and rather interesting history of the purple. The varied shades of the purple rose lend itself well to creating fantastic bouquets. We also outline when it’s appropriate to give purple roses.

For a truly memorable bouquet sending purple roses will add an aura of enchantment and wonder.  Using the subtle art of the language of flowers, or Floriography, can add a romantic dimension to your gift of roses and occasion. When using the language of flowers be certain to include a personal message to reinforce your intended meaning, as the complex in special meanings of flowers and colors is no longer common knowledge.  However, the recipient of your gift will certainly appreciate the aura of enchantment and love that the purple rose brings to every occasion. 

Is There A True Purple Rose?

There is no true purple rose in the purest sense. The category of purple roses includes the colors of lilac, blue, plum and lavender.  The colors are usually pastel in nature.  The purple rose first made an appearance in the only 1800s.  The purple rose was a hybrid of the standard European rose with the variety of roses introduced from China.

Do Purple Roses Grow Naturally?

purple-rose-garden-goldflorist-1.jpgNot exactly. Purple roses are a result of a cross hybridization of other color roses, most commonly white and pink and sometimes red. They do exist in the wild and can be grown naturally. Cross hybridization or breeding allows more many unique shades and colors including lavender, deep purple and burgundy. The earliest breeders of purple roses were the Europeans, more specifically the Dutch.

Purple Rose Meaning & Significance 

The purple rose meaning can vary greatly according to exact color, the shade, if it has thorns and even the flowers and colors it is cloaked with.  The color purple is often indicative of mysticism, royalty and love. Frequently the purple rose indicated love, style, and elegance. The lighter shades of purple would convey love at first sight and true love where as the darker shades would indicate a deeper and long-term love and romance.

Shades Of The Purple Rose and Their Individual Meanings


Lavender Rose Meaning

  • Lavender: conveys enchantment and mystical love.
  • A lavender rose with no thorns: love at first sight.

What Is The Meaning Of A Deep Purple Rose?

  • Dark purple: lasting love, this color is often seen at wedding anniversaries past the 25th year mark.
  • Sophistication and elegance, and luxury. 

What Is The Meaning Of A Blue Rose?

  • The blue rose: as the blue rose is not found naturally it has come to mean the unattainable.
  • It can also mean mysterious and wondrous.

When Is It Appropriate To Give Purple Roses? 

  • Wedding Anniversaries
  • Valentine's Day 
  • Mother's Day 
  • Birthdays
  • Any Romantic Occasion 

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