The Meaning of the Orange Rose and When to Gift It

As we enter this most pleasant time of the year, as spring gives way to another glorious summer, another wonderful National Rose Month is coming this June. Our idea was to use this fleeting period to shine a spotlight on some of our favorite unconventional and more-unique roses. One of our favorite unconventionally-colored roses for this time of year is the orange rose. 

At Venus et Fleur®, part of the reason we love the color orange for June is because this time of year lends itself to brighter, more vibrant accents for floral home décor. In this article, we’ll be going over the history of the orange rose, both in terms of genealogy and use, as well as a few different ways you can use this magnificent bloom to decorate your home or send it as a gifted arrangement. When you’re ready, we can provide luxurious, long-lasting arrangements that are sure to brighten up any home.

A Brief History of the Orange Rose

Orange roses, like all roses of such unconventional coloration, are hybrid varietals. They were developed by growers in the mid-20th century by crossing naturally-occurring red and yellow roses. The resulting orange bloom turned out to be extremely popular, and rose cultivators embraced the new color.

The advancement of floral hybridization techniques that these creative rose growers used proved to be successful in creating a number of different, then-unseen shades of  roses, which revolutionized the sale and culture of flowers across the globe. This has enabled us to create arrangements and styles of flowers that couldn’t be imagined a century ago.

For orange in particular, roses can range from vivid, deep shades to paler hues of peach and coral. With our selection of colors, an orange display might include champagne and yellow roses as well, to give your arrangement a bright, sun-shiny vibe with variations on boldness.

Meaning of the Color Orange for Roses

As we’ve already mentioned, when you find yourself giving a rose, or arrangement of roses, as a gift, it serves to know the culture of flower-giving as it relates to the meanings of different colors. The red rose that symbolizes passion and romantic love makes for a much different message than the yellow rose, typically associated with friendship and happiness. Are we then to conclude that orange roses represent a mixture of these two emotions?

Our answer is: perhaps, but not necessarily. Thanks to their relative newness on the scene, orange roses don’t carry with them quite the same body of symbolic literature and history that red, yellow, white, and other, more traditional rose colors have. Plenty of people insist that they do, in fact, represent the border where romantic love and friendship meet, while other modern interpreters focus on the feelings of passionate intensity conjured by the color orange.

However, our take on the orange rose is that it inspires creativity, fascination, and energy as well as strengthening those things when already present. A bright orange like ours is different, it’s not something everyone can pull off, but the people who do stand out as having an unmatched style and passion. In the heat of summer, our orange arrangements will inspire you to activity, wonder filled days and bold, steamy nights.

Reminiscent of campfire, citrus, and glowing sunsets, orange roses make the perfect summertime bloom. This luminous hue immediately conveys strong, warm emotion that serves an excellent contrast to their delicate perfume. The brightness of these vibrant flowers will spark energy and enthusiasm in anyone, so if you want to brighten up a particularly dull time for someone close to you, we believe that orange roses are an ideal choice.

Giving the Gift of Orange Roses

Roses offer us a timeless and fragrant way to share our feelings with one another, and the orange rose serves as a wonderfully modern and seasonal variant this spring and summer.

To a Loved One

A bouquet of orange roses can be the perfect gift for that person in your life whose personality shines with passion and energy. Alternatively, if you want to express feelings of a rising passion or new fascination with someone, orange is a great color both for the feelings of energy and fascination it brings as well as for its symbolic place between yellow and red roses.

Our Le Petit arrangement is ideal for this spontaneous gesture of care and affection. This particular piece, which features four splendid Eternity® Roses snugly housed in one of our signature flower boxes, will serve as a reminder of your thoughtful gift long after it is first given.

All of our handcrafted rose arrangements feature our spectacular Eternity® Roses, called such because they will keep their blooms for as long as a full year, given proper care. They are real, natural blooms grown in the fertile rose fields of Ecuador, from which point they are carefully cultivated until they reach a full blossom. An innovative formula made from non-toxic and non-allergenic wax allows these roses to keep for as long as they do.

As a Thank You

The right arrangement of roses can go a long way to express thoughts and feelings of gratitude and appreciation. A bouquet of fiery orange blooms can make a striking and unforgettable impression when sent as a thank-you gift, and we couldn’t recommend them more strongly!

Our beautiful Le Clair Cinq arrangement would be perfect as a “thank you.” This stunning piece features five classic orange Eternity Roses encased in a sleek, clear acrylic case that protects the integrity of the blooms brilliantly while displaying their true beauty. Its subtle radiance and the space-efficient design of this arrangement makes it the perfect gift of gratitude.

We encourage you to take a look at our entire Le Clair Collection, which gracefully embodies the minimalist ethic while retaining all the beauty and fragrance of a classic rose arrangement. These pieces complement a professional setting as well as a personal one, allowing them to elevate any space.

To Inspire Yourself

The unfolding summer months offer a tremendous opportunity to bring joy, warmth, and good smells into our lives and homes. It’s a good time to bring in new décor, and even something as simple as a new houseplant or seasonal bouquet can enliven the atmosphere. Punctuate your living room with a vivacious arrangement, such as our Allura Vase in orange.

The bright orange roses make an incredible contrast when paired with our exclusive ceramic Maison Collection vases. This elegant design makes them serve wonderfully as dining room centerpieces. In warm and glorious orange, we find this marriage between opulence and refined taste simply delightful.

If the minimalist grace of a single rose seems appropriate, consider our striking Florentina Vase arrangement, which displays a stemmed Eternity® Rose within a gorgeous smoked glass vase adorned with a charming rose quartz crystal. The addition is meant to promote not only love, but also self-love. This piece is the perfect fiery accent to a minimalist, but colorful, décor scheme — modest in its profile, but voluminous in its brightness and warmth.

For the ultimate declaration of vibrant self-care, treat your home to our extravagant Large Round, which contains over three-dozen luxurious Eternity® Roses. This arrangement in vibrant orange will radiate brightness and fragrance across whichever part of your home you choose to grace it with. Consider celebrating self-love this season with some of these rich, orange blooms from Venus ET Fleur.

Brighten This Summer With Arrangements From Venus et Fleur

We hope this guide has taught you something new about this often-overlooked color of rose, and given you an idea or two for your home décor and gift-giving needs this year! We believe that the orange rose’s rarity and unconventionality is its strength, with its bold color bringing out the best in us and speaking for itself. When you need to liven up your home this summer or give a gift to one of the bright, creative people in your life, shop with Venus et Fleur for a custom flower arrangement that’s not soon to be forgotten.