Yellow — what does this vibrant color evoke in you? Probably joy, happiness, energy, pep, and cheerfulness. If we combine these positive qualities with fresh roses, we get the most tender, sincere, and uplifting significance that make for a fantastic gift. Much different from red or pink roses that reflect romantic love, bright yellow roses make for a wonderful present to give friends and relatives. 


The Meaning of Yellow Roses

The bright color itself reminds us of the sun with its intrinsic warmth and the good mood we have on sunny days. That’s why yellow roses symbolize joy, good cheer, and optimism. When someone is feeling down, sending a bouquet of bright yellow roses for delivery is a good way to perk up their mood and let them know you're there for them. A bouquet of bright yellow flowers can also express care and concern for people dear to your heart, and they convey "get well" wishes perfectly.


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SUNNY FRESH Roses by Rosaholics 

It is often assumed that roses are mostly gifted loved ones on romantic occasions. However, the color yellow doesn’t typically symbolize romantic feelings. That’s why it's appropriate to present these bright flowers to friends or colleagues on special occasions to avoid sending any wrong messages. A gift like this is a sign of hope for long-lasting friendships that will only grow stronger with time. Yellow roses are the most vivid symbol of platonic love. They are also a good choice if you want to congratulate family members on happy accomplishments, like graduation or birthday milestones.

Relationships don’t always bring joy and happiness. Quite often they may be interrupted by misunderstandings and moments of pain. Sending or receiving a bouquet of yellow flowers is a sign of apology and forgiveness, making it a great way to say you're sorry. Sending yellow roses is a wonderful gesture for healing after an argument.

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Unlike other flowers, yellow roses have changed their meaning through the ages. In the nineteenth century, they reflected jealousy, faithlessness, and obsolete love. Perhaps that’s why some people perceive this color as a sign of misfortune. It may seem strange now, but these flowers used to convey the wish to say farewell and end a relationship. In some eastern cultures, they are even associated with death and funeral processions. So, be careful when sending yellow flowers in some countries it's always important to be familiar with the local context and cultural beliefs.


In most western countries, by contrast, yellow flowers symbolize new beginnings. They are a suitable present for a birthday, wedding, graduation, homecoming, or to a young mother. Sending a yellow bouquet is a great way to show you’re proud of someone's achievements and accomplishments. These flowers reflect your adoration of hard work, reaching goals, and a wish to help others or show support. Yellow roses also have a spiritual meaning of wisdom and joy. In addition, sending yellow roses is the best way to express your encouragement to explore new horizons. 

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Are Yellow Roses Natural?

Though some of them look so nice that they may seem fabricated, most yellow flowers have a natural color tint. There are a lot of different shades of yellow, from orange and amber to citrine and creamy. Some of these tints did not exist initially. Flower breeders are constantly combining various kinds of flowers to explore new colors and shapes naturally.

Yellow is an easy color to pair with other hues. What are the best combinations? Yellow roses look good with white, pink and lilac flowers. A soft bouquet like this is full of tenderness and sweetness. Mixing of various yellow shades will express different levels of energy and optimism. Combining yellow roses with green, blue or dark purple tints can generate excitement, motivation, and fun.

Rosaholics also has bicolor roses and multicolored roses that are absolutely unforgettable. But if you already have an idea of a bouquet and want to assemble it yourself, we’ll be glad to give you this opportunity. You’ll be able to pick the colors, stem length, wrap and even add a greeting card with your warm wishes. Get creative and build your own bouquet to make your present extra special!

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Yellow Roses in Pop Culture

Yellow roses have appeared in many songs, movies, and stories. Perhaps one of the most well-known references is in the American folk song called "The Yellow Rose of Texas." Though the song has been around since the mid-1800s, many people know it from all the famous covers by country artists like Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson. But the story of the yellow rose of Texas is actually rooted in history and is based on a real-life romance. Learn about the real story behind the song here. 


How Many Yellow Roses to Present as a Gift?

Yellow roses are most suitable for friends, relatives, or colleagues. That’s why it’s best not to choose numbers that may have a romantic meaning. For example, one flower means love at first sight, two are a symbol of a happy couple, three and twelve express love, and a double or triple dozen expresses an abundance of passion. Plus, 108 roses are a typical companion of an engagement ring. There can be a lot of significance behind the number of roses you send, and you don't want to convey the wrong message if the recipient is aware of these numerical symbols.

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So, how many yellow roses to present to friends? 

  • 5 - to show your care;
  • 8 - the best way to show encouragement and support during challenges;
  • 9 - will represent your wish and promise to have long-lasting friendship;
  • 10 - the way to say someone is perfect;
  • 13 - this number of yellow roses is a symbol of friendship, though some people think it’s a sign that you have a secret admirer;
  • 14 - will convey that you’re proud of the recipient;
  • 15 - yellow flowers expresses sincere apology;
  • 20 - means genuine admiration and feeling of responsibility;
  • 21 - shows dedication and commitment;
  • 22 - good luck, but also may be perceived as the intention to be together;
  • 25 - congratulations on any occasion;
  • 50 - the way to say that you appreciate a long-term relationship with this person, as well as to show unconditional love;
  • 77 - recognition that the recipient is your twin soul;
  • 88 - the gift that says more than just ‘Sorry’;
  • 99 and 101 - express the wish to be friends forever.

These are the meanings of the most popular numbers of yellow roses. But they will matter only for those who know the language of flowers. In other cases, any bouquet of these bright beauties will make the day of a person who's dear to your heart. One thing to remember: in some countries, you can present only an odd number of stems, because the even ones are brought only for funerals. So, be careful about that.

What can be better than receiving a bunch of lovely yellow flowers? They bring joy, raise spirits and just delight the eye. Fresh yellow roses don’t symbolize romance, and that’s why they are an excellent gift for friends or relatives. Yellow roses represent happiness, energy, excitement, good luck, encouragement and praise of good results or new beginnings. You can send a bouquet of fresh yellow flowers on almost any celebratory occasion: New Year, Valentine's Day, or Mother's Day!


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