History and Meaning of Yellow Roses

History and Meaning of Yellow Roses
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The Origin of Yellow Flowers

The history of roses goes far back. I mean far, far, far back to over 35 million years ago (according to fossil evidence)! At one point of time, they were only red and pink roses cultivated. Now there are over 150 species of roses that we have come to love. One of the most popular options we see now is yellow roses.

Yellow roses were discovered growing wild in the Middle East in the 18th century.  Eventually these original, yellow roses cross breeded both naturally and unnaturally which has resulted in various species of yellow roses being created.

This also has affected the smell of modern day yellow roses as they tend to have a pleasing, sweet aroma, whereas the first yellow roses found were not pleasant smelling at all. In fact, it used to have a very unpleasant smell that has been described as having a sulfur odor.


The Meanings and Symbolism Found with Yellow Flowers

The use of yellow roses to express oneself can be traced back to the Victorian era, where the flowers were arranged in a special way in order to convey secret messages. These arrangements are called Tussie-Mussies and it is a tradition that still lives today.

The color yellow is know to represent joy, peace, and a warmness that brings thoughts of sun rays. As we know, red and pink roses are usually associated with love and passion whereas yellow roses can be shared for a variety of reasons as the color is such an awesome, neutral color. Yellow roses can match an array of emotions and pairs seamlessly with all colors and types of flowers. Yellow roses are given for all holidays either individually or in a beautiful bouquet. So if you are looking for a flower to add to your arrangement but can’t figure out what it should be – the yellow rose can be your go-to-flower for any occasion.



Now that you know about yellow roses, you may want to check out our types of yellow flowers section!



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