The Meaning of Rose Colors

June is National Rose Month, which makes this the perfect time to talk about rose colors and their meaning, especially when it comes to sending them as a flower delivery. After we provide you the meaning behind the color, we’ll also offer some examples of the florals you can pick from at Rosemary Duff Florist. We have so many spectacular rose arrangements to choose, from red to yellow roses, we have them all here!


Red roses are often considered the universal symbol of love. In most places around the world, everyone knows that receiving red roses—whether it’s one or a dozen—is how you say “I love you.” This rose color meaning conveys deep affection, such as desire or longing for your significant other.

Different shades of red signify different degrees of affection. For example, the typical bright red rose indicates romance, whereas a more burgundy shade suggests your feelings have not yet been revealed.

Our favorite red rose arrangement to send to someone special is the Impress Her Flower Arrangement


Pink roses symbolize gratitude, grace, and joy. Overall, pink roses suggest a gentleness compared to the typical bright red rose. They are seen as a token of admiration when given to someone.

Just like with red roses, pink’s varying shades all have different rose color meanings. A dark pink is a way of saying thank you for showing your appreciation, whereas a pale pink indicates gentleness, especially when given for more sympathetic occasions. A medium pink rose can be used for all sorts of occasions, whether someone is grieving or when you want to say thank you, making it the most versatile of the different shades.

Our favorite pink rose arrangement to send to someone as a thank you is the Pampered Pink Flower Arrangement


White has always been a symbol of purity, innocence and in some cases, chastity, and for roses, it is no exception. For that reason, white roses are often given at weddings and other ceremonial occasions like christenings and graduations.

However, white roses can also be given as a sign of respect or remembrance. It is a way to say “I’m thinking of you,” making them the appropriate choice to send someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one.

Our favorite while rose arrangement to send for a ceremonial occasion is the Dreams From The Heart Bouquet


Though purple roses are not nearly as common, they indicate a fascination or adoration. Purple roses are often associated with royalty and splendor and were often given to queens and kings.

As a result, deep purple roses are great flowers to send for a happy occasion or celebration that make the receiver feel particularly special. Lavender roses, by contrast, mean “love at first sight.”

Our favorite purple rose arrangement to send to someone to express your love at first sight is the Lavender Love Flower Arrangement


Yellow roses are a symbol of friendship and caring. Never send yellow roses to someone you are romantically interested in, as this suggests you would prefer to stay in the friend zone. In fact, yellow roses are one of the only roses that have no romantic meaning behind them.

Sending yellow roses to a friend is a lighthearted and kind way to show them you were thinking of them. It speaks towards optimism and is not likely to be mistaken as a romantic advance should you send them to a co-worker or friend.

Our favorite yellow rose arrangement to send to a friend is the Star Bright Dozen Flower Arrangement


Orange roses indicate enthusiasm and passion, making them a creative substitute for Valentine’s day roses and other holidays when people typically buy red roses. Sending orange roses conveys romance, but not nearly as much as a bouquet of red roses might.

Beyond passion, with its blend of red and yellow, the orange rose can also symbolize a budding romance or one in its early stages, especially if that romance stemmed from a friendship first. This makes orange roses a safe bet for the earlier phases of your relationship, but also offers variety from the red rose for long-term relationships.

Our favorite orange rose arrangement to send to a budding romantic partner is the Sunkissed Flower Arrangement

Memorial Day Flowers: Honor & Remember

There are some days of the calendar year that carry more weight than others. On Monday, May 31, we celebrate a deeply meaningful day both for the country and for many people personally. Memorial Day asks us to pause and remember those who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy. Rosemary Duff Florist is privileged to assist you in honoring friends and loved ones on this day.

If you are bringing flowers to a memorial service or grave site you have a choice of many appropriate arrangements – wreaths, standing easel sprays, urns, or baskets will all convey your esteem. If you are sending flowers to a friend or family member in remembrance of someone they loved, a more traditional bouquet or floral design would be appreciated.

America The Beautiful By Teleflora Bouquet
This patriotic arrangement is such a stunning way to honor the courage, the character, the people and the places in this country we call home. Red roses and carnations, white asiatic lilies and alstroemeria, blue statice and an American flag fill an exclusive blue glass cube.

Honor Wreath Flower Arrangement
This beautiful red, white and blue standing wreath gives tribute to the one who served with honor.

Blooming And Green Plant Combination Plant
This peaceful combination of the blooming chrysanthemum and shiny green leaves of the spathiphyllum will make a lasting impression to anyone who receives this gift.

Colorful Tribute Bouquet
This bouquet features blue hydrangea, red roses, white asiatic lilies, red alstroemeria, white carnations, blue delphinium, white snapdragons, huckleberry, dusty miller, aralia leaf and lemon leaf. Delivered in a gathering vase.

Honor And Glory Centerpiece Funeral Arrangement
Red, white, and blue centerpiece with flags.

Celebrate Your Graduate with Flowers

All their hard work (remote and in-person!) is finally paying off. It’s ok if your doing the graduation walk: from the bedroom to the kitchen. You can still send florals to say con-grad-ulations! The flowers that are most appropriate to send for a graduation are ones that are bright and festive and celebratory! We have a bunch of really great custom floral options and snack baskets to choose from.

Sunshine Rays Flower Arrangement
A burst of sunshine in this mix of sunflowers with yellow lilies, roses and hydrangea in a bubble bowl.

Carefree Flower Arrangement
Bright pink roses and carnations combine with green dianthus, hypericum berries and unique foliage to create this stylish and carefree bud vase.

Medium Dish Garden Flower Arrangement
One planter arrives filled with dracaena, ivy, palm, spathiphyllum and syngonium plants.

Pampered Pink Flower Arrangement
A bright and bold combination of gorgeous pink roses and spray roses, white hydrangea, liatris and assorted foliage. Designed in a clear glass vase and finished with a ribbon tie and sure to make her feel pampered.

Snack Basket Gift Basket
It’s snack time and this is the perfect basket. A basket filled with flavorful snacks including chips, salsa, chips and nuts.

The Mother Lode of Flowers

With Mother’s Day coming up on May 9th, you might be wondering what to get the woman in your life that has (almost) everything? Shower the mother or mother figure in your life with some custom florals from Rosemary Duff Florist.

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, both here on Earth and up in Heaven.

Teleflora’s Shine In Style Bouquet
This gorgeous bouquet features pink roses, lavender alstroemeria, lavender carnations, purple daisy spray chrysanthemums, seeded eucalyptus, and lemon leaf. Delivered in Teleflora’s Shine in Style Cylinder.

Hopelessly Devoted To You Flower Arrangement
This lavish arrangement of Roses, Alstroemeria, Scabiosa, Italian Ruscus and premium greens is designed in a full, sweeping design and comes delivered in a beautiful glass vase. The Hopelessly Devoted to You arrangement will add a touch of elegance and grace to any space.

Teleflora’s Vintage Butterfly Bouquet
Hot pink roses, purple button spray chrysanthemums, lavender cushion spray chrysanthemums, white daisy spray chrysanthemums and raspberry sinuata statice ar arranged with leatherleaf fern and huckleberry. Delivered in Teleflora’s Vintage Butterfly Cube.

Mother’s Tender Love Flower Arrangement
A bright and bold combination of gorgeous hot pink roses and spray roses, white hydrangea, liatris and assorted foliage. Designed in a clear glass vase and finished with a ribbon tie. Remember your Mother’s tender love with the gift of this beautiful arrangement.

Pink Rose Perfection Flower Arrangement
Pink Roses arranged to perfection in a clear vase.

Send Flowers for Administrative Professionals Day

This year Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 21 and your assistant will be patiently awaiting their Admin Day flowers from you. Send flowers on Administrative Professionals’ Day to let them know that they’re appreciated (and so that they stay!).

Sending flowers for assistants is an excellent way to show that your thankful for their effort. Thank you flowers are typically white flower bouquets, but when it comes to this particular holiday, every type of flower is sent from pink roses, to daisy bouquets. Since you’re sending admin gifts to someone you work with, unless you’re very close to them, we recommend staying away from red roses.

From mixed flower bouquets to lively green plants, you will find the perfect Administrative Professional’s Day flowers from Rosemary-Duff Florist to show your gratitude! Rosemary-Duff Florist can deliver to Escondido, CA with same day, local delivery or nationwide!

Bloomin’ Sunshine Days Basket Flower Arrangement
Blooming and green plants combined in a basket to bring sunshine days!

Mini Stunning Succulent Flower Arrangement
Popular and easy care succulents in a white ceramic container make a miniature but stunning garden.

Pink And Much More Flower Arrangement
A garden style arrangement arranged in a beautiful clear glass vase to brighten someone’s day.

Sunny Limeade Flower Arrangement
Bright yellow roses and sunflowers, accented with bright greens mums are sure to bring smiles and brighten spirits.

Secret Garden Basket Plant
A pink kalanchoe, hypoestes, green nephthytis and both Boston and maidenhair ferns are delivered in a delightful round wicker basket.

Celebrate Easter With Flowers

You can’t send Easter eggs – so send a fresh bouquet of Easter flowers instead! We like to think that spring hasn’t officially sprung until Easter comes around. And with all the new fresh blooms, it’s time to celebrate fresh beginnings!

As we start to ease into a new normal, you might be spending this Easter holiday with friends or staying home with family. However you choose to spend it, you’ve got to be sure to have custom floral arrangements!

Lilies In Blue Flower Arrangement
Blue and white blooms with a natural touch of willow and foliage.

Tisket Tasket Flower Arrangement
A tisket, a tasket they’ll love this beautiful basket!

Joyful Pink Meadow Flower Arrangement
Roses, Asiatic Lilies, Snapdragons, and Alstroemeria are displayed in layers and layers of pink. This mixture of blooms is the perfect way to celebrate all of life’s joy filled moments.

Yours To Keep Flower Arrangement
an arrangement of flowers that speak timelessness, provoke memories of fun times, evoke the feelings of romantic nights together, and has a brightness like that spark of energy that one gets when seeing, face-to-face, someone they love; romantic, fun, and elegant roses, sweet and innocent alstroemeria, accents of rice flower and veronicas, and topped with sassy little leucadendron.

Sunny Yellow Tulips Bouquet
Dazzling yellow tulips are delivered in an exclusive glass vase that’s all wrapped up with…what else…a bright yellow ribbon. So go ahead and send sunshine. Even (or especially) if it’s a cloudy day!

Celebrate International Women’s Day With Flowers!

The month of March celebrates both Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

Show your support for the women in your life by sending flowers! Flowers are statistically proven to enhance happiness, as well as improve mood from their pleasant scent.

Flutter Flower Arrangement
A bright, cheerful combination of daisies, roses and berries, accented with a butterfly.

Wild Woodlands Flower Arrangement
This basket surprises you with Sunflowers, Spray Roses, Mini Hydrangeas, Solidago and premium greens. The Wild Woodlands arrangement is a great way to express any sentiment from Just Because to Congratulations.

Teleflora’s Exotic Grace Flower Arrangement
Looking for something with a bit of Zen? With tall bamboo and birds of paradise complemented by a stunning mix of tropical orange flowers and greenery in a graceful bamboo container, this bouquet is it.

Magenta Mystery Flower Arrangement
A magical mixture of magenta and green flowers, including roses, hydrangea, hypericum berry and ornamental kale, designed in a large clear glass vase.

Golden Morning Flower Arrangement
With gorgeous yellow daisies and small stones underwater peering through a clear glass vase, Golden Morning makes an excellent gift for a home or office space.

Celebrate a Birthday with Flowers

Since you might not be going to birthday parties this year, that doesn’t mean you still can’t celebrate from afar! Send a custom arrangement to the birthday girl or boy as a way to show them you’re thinking of them on their special day. We have so many great arrangements to choose from that can also include extra flair to add as a surprise. After all, everyone loves flowers on their birthday!

Make A Wish Bouquet
A summery mix of yellow daisy chrysanthemums, purple asters and red and orange carnations – arranged in a clear ginger vase and adorned with a cheerful green plaid bow – will make their wishes come true!

Snappy Birthday Flower Arrangement
Hydrangea, roses and snapdragons in a tall flared clear glass vase appropriate for the edge of a desk or end table.

Birthday Fireworks Flower Arrangement
This explosion of colorful flowers, along with a foil balloon, adds just the right spark to every birthday celebration. Carnations, chrysanthemums and larkspur arrive in a blue glass vase with attached “Happy Birthday” message balloon.

Traditional European Garden Basket Arrangement
This lovely basket with bright fuchsia African violets and kalanchoes and white daisy chrysanthemums, is a passport to joy for that someone special.

A Queen’s Beauty Flower Arrangement
Just like a true queen, this bouquet blends both grace and strength in its royal hues of purple. Just above a purple ribbon, blooms abound. Richly colored roses, sweet william, waxflower and purple stock are featured on a spray of deluxe greenery.

Send Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating the people who mean the most to you in life. Whether that be your significant other, daughter, or close friend, sending a custom floral arrangement will leave them feeling all the love. If it’s bouquet with you, I’d like you to be my Valentine.

Cascading Elegance Bouquet
Dark pink hydrangea, lavender hydrangea, lavender roses, light lavender roses, red roses, red spray roses, purple carnations, purple button spray chrysanthemums, and purple cushion spray chrysanthemums are arranged with hanging green amaranthus, israeli ruscus, xanadu philodendron leaves, and red ti leaves. Delivered in a glass romanesque vase.

Lovely Luxe Bouquet
Lavender roses, white asiatic lilies, white lisianthus, white stock, lavender waxflower, and white sinuata statice are accented with dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus, and silver dollar eucalyptus. Delivered in a serenity vase.

Season Of Love Flower Arrangement
A thoughtfully designed flower arrangement that displays exotic delphinium, romantic, yet, sweet roses, hydrangeas that exude kindness, and happy, popping sunflowers in a beautiful blue cube vase.

Passionate Purple Tulips Bouquet
For anyone who’s passionate about purple, this majestic arrangement of the prettiest purple tulips is, well…perfect. Spring’s loveliest and most vibrant purple tulips are delivered in a special vase that’s wrapped up with a purple satin ribbon.

Teleflora’s Posh Pinks Bouquet
Show impeccable taste when you send this stylish bouquet of hot pink roses, pale pink lilies and mixed blossoms, arranged in a modern glass cube vase. Pretty, posh and perfectly high-class!

Real Wedding: Loews Coronado Bay Resort

When choosing the destination of where you’ll get married, when living in San Diego, it comes down to the view: mountains or sea. This wedding was all about the ocean as we escaped to Loews Coronado Bay! With anemone spread throughout, it made the perfect addition to the already beautiful backdrop.

Thanks to Cate Batchelor Photography for the photos and to the bride and groom for letting us in on your special day!