Rose Types
 

Yellow Roses 


Yellow roses may tend to have a briefer history than other roses but this history is no less captivating a tale. It was only in the 18th century that yellow roses were revealed to be growing in nature, occurring in sections of the Middle East. Before this discovery roses, that were systematically cultivated, were in shades of pink and white. Nevertheless, once the yellow roses were brought in, they became immensely popular and were in much demand.

At about this same time, certain novel and innovative rose cross-breeding and hybridization techniques were being developed. Such experimentation would come to play a significant role in the growth and further development of the yellow rose. One of the more enthralling characteristics of almost all roses is their perfumed scent. The first yellow roses did not have this attribute; in fact one could even state that the converse was true. Yet, with time and these hybridization techniques, and as breeding and cultivation modes became more advanced, hybridizers could gradually introduce a delicate fragrance that all rose lovers are usually familiar with and expect as a matter of fact, from a rose.

Another thing that has changed over the passage of years is the symbolic associations that one makes with these flowers. From as long back as one can remember the color yellow is closely tied up with associations of the sun. The sun is the source and fount of light and heat and is crucial to the existence of life on earth. In fact, the sun has been traditionally worshipped by most early civilizations. Thus yellow, the color of the sun, holds mostly pleasant and agreeable connotations. Most eastern cultures, for instance, would concur that the color yellow stands for happiness, wisdom and power. When these roses were first introduced in Europe, the color yellow conveyed many negative implications. As a result, yellow roses were long employed as a representation of envy and dying love. With the passage of time however, only the more positive qualitative aspects have lingered on and are associated commonly with the yellow rose. So, today yellow roses are more frequently connected to happiness and companionship.

A bunch of yellow roses now brings to our attention all of the luminous and happy thoughts of affection, warmth and contentment. While other roses are associated more with romance, yellow roses stand for friendship in a pure sense. Thus it holds an unique and very special position indeed in the pantheon of roses. You can use yellow roses to convey the ideal message of admiration and platonic love without a romantic insinuation; the sub-text always present with the giving and receiving of other roses. Communicating joy and delight, they can make anybody's day happier and more cheerful. No other flower can make a person smile as much as a yellow rose can. This is it's most unique ability.