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Rose Colours and Their Meanings

Flowerbox Melbourne is the number one source for both fresh cut roses in a box and our unique infinity roses, which last for a full year without watering. We carry them in several lovely colours so you can choose the perfect shade to convey your message to the recipient. The meanings of different rose colours have been around for generations, making it easy for Melbourne rose buyers to choose the right rose colours for every occasion. Our roses in a box can be displayed anywhere traditional arrangements can be found but are more sophisticated and can be personalized for any occasion. 

Red Roses

Flower experts agree, the most traditional and loveliest of roses is the red rose. This colour indicates love, passion and romance. It is the ideal choice if you want to declare your love for someone special or remind them just how precious they are to you. Poets have long praised the beauty of classic, red roses. You can’t go wrong when ordering red roses in a box from Flowerbox Melbourne for someone you love. We provide same-day and next day flower delivery in Melbourne with red roses arranged in sophisticated flower boxes in white, pink, blue or black.

Soft Pink Roses

Soft pink roses are no less lovely than red, but they are a softer, pastel colourthat is ideal for reflecting friendship, happiness and innocence. They are an attractive rose to send friends, so go ahead and send your best friend or favorite relative a pink colour roses to commemorate a special occasion or let them know you’re thinking of them. If you are in the early stages of a romance, consider the soft pink rose. Flowerbox Melbourne will put together an arrangement that reflects your growing feelings without being as passionate as the red rose. Pink roses in a box are also a lovely gift for a girl or young woman for birthday, holiday or to acknowledge an achievement such as a promotion or the birth of a baby.

Hot Pink Roses

Melbourne rose lovers have a particular affinity for hot pink buds. We suspect part of this is that they combine the sweetness of a pink roses with the romanticism of red roses in one flower that is bold and vibrant. Hot pink roses are often sent as a sign of gratitude or appreciation to someone who has helped you in some way. Our personalised flowers arranged in sturdy hat boxes include a message of your choice in stunning gold script.

White Roses

In Greek mythology, Aphrodite was created from sea foam, which dripped from her body and became white roses. In the Christian faith, the white colour rose is a symbol of the Virgin Mary. In both instances, white roses represent love, innocence, new beginnings and purity, which makes the white rose an ideal flower for weddings. It is also a symbol of spiritual awakening or devotion, which is why you often see white roses at funerals, baptisms and confirmations.

Lilac Roses

This pastel shade of purple is a more modern shade for roses, having been created recently by selective crossing of different types of hybrid roses. The delicate colour represents the flush of “first love” and, when sent to someone you admire, hints at future romance and devotion. If you have a crush on someone you aren’t yet dating or involved with, sending lilac roses is a lovely way to tell him or her that you want something more. Lilac roses also symbolize majesty, fascination and the mysterious things in life. Giving a friend lilac roses is a wonderful gesture if your friend is interested in spirituality or mysticism, both of which are represented by the colour purple.

Black Roses

Coloured roses often bring to mind bright, cheery shades or feminine pastels, but black roses are officially a thing these days. Roses in true shades of black are loved for their lush, velvety appearance and the surprising beauty of the inky blooms. The obvious meaning s of death or the demise of a relationship quickly come to mind. Their Gothic beauty can express your feelings of loss or be a way of saying “Goodbye” to a relationship, but many people appreciate black roses for their esthetics rather than any particular meaning. Black roses are elegant and classic, evoking visions of black tie events and formality. Carefully consider the message you may be sending and how the recipient will react when ordering black roses.

Rose Colours can be imbued with meaning, so keep each colour’s symbolism in mind when ordering fresh roses or Infinity Roses from Flowerbox Melbourne. For personalised flower delivery in Melbourne, visit us at Flowerbox Melbourne and browse our complete collection of roses in a box. You’ll discover a multitude of ways to express your feelings with our personalised flowers.

Peony: Melbourne’s Favourite Spring Bloom

Roses are classic, daisies are sweet, but no other flower is as bold and showy as the peony. Melbourne flower lovers have long cherished the beauty of this unique, oriental flower. Adding to the allure of peonies is its ephemeral nature. The peony has a relatively short blooming season that only lasts from mid-October to the end of November in Australia, so anyone who loves this bold, feminine flower will want to make sure they enjoy them while they can, as they only bloom once a year and then are gone.

Peony History

This lush beauty was cultivated in China as far back as 4,000 years ago and has long been that country’s official flower. For many hundreds of years, peonies were reserved for the Imperial family and were cultivated in a wide range of colours from pure white and pale yellows to pinks, red and even burgundy. By the 8th century, peonies were being grown in Europe. Marco Polo may have been one of the first Europeans to see the peony when he visited China. He marveled at what he thought were “roses as big as cabbages.” In Medieval Europe, the peony was believed to have healing powers, and was planted in the gardens of royalty, nobility and wealthy merchants.

The name of the peony is from an ancient Greek myth. Paeon, a student of Asclepius, the physician to the gods, was seen by his teacher as a threat because he was so brilliant. The god Zeus, seeing that Asclepius was going to kill his student, turned Paeon into the flower Peony.

Peony Meaning

Over the centuries, many cultures have assigned meaning to the peony. Flower lovers know that the peony is a symbol of good fortune and happiness in marriage. Because of this romantic meaning, many brides getting married in the late spring and early summer hope to center their bridal flowers around the peony. Brides can take advantage of these beautiful flowers from mid-October through November. One option for gorgeous floral arrangements is peony flower boxes on each table at the reception. We can customize these stately, Parisian-style personalized flower boxes with the names of the bride and groom, the wedding date or a sweet message such as “Happily Ever After.”  These romantic, lush beauties are the perfect addition to your special day.

The Peony: A Flowerbox Melbourne Specialty

Prized for its oversized blooms and enchanting fragrance, the peony is a favorite seasonal blossom. It is extremely popular because of its intensely feminine beauty with its abundant, ruffled petals and varying shades of white and pink. If you want to send someone a loving gift that is unique and unforgettable, think peony. The Floxerbox Melbourne florists  create personalized flower boxes in a variety of colours for those who appreciate the showy, oversized blooms. Our peony flower boxes are an elegant addition to any home. Because peonies are laden with so many positive meanings, such as love, loyalty and good fortune, they are the ideal gift to give someone special, particularly if they have a springtime birthday or you are looking for a flower that is both flirtatious and impressive.

Peony Colour Options

Flowerbox Melbourne carries fresh peonies in white and pink during the spring/summer peony season. They can be displayed in boxes of white, blue, pink or black, depending on your preference. For romance, a soft pink peony is fresh and feminine. For friendship, white peonies are a lovely gesture. Our designers choose only the freshest, lushest blooms so that our peony flower boxes will last for days and will look lovely displayed anywhere in your home or office. Visit us at https://flowerboxmelbourne.com.au/ to learn more and find out when our peonies will be in season to arrange for your  order.

Infinity Roses: A Full Year of Flowers in One Delivery

A gift of flowers is always appreciated, but it’s a present that’s never lasted long. Until now. Infinity Roses let you give a full year of blooms in one flower delivery. Melbourne florists have always known that roses, while lovely, are fleeting, but Flowerbox has crafted a solution to the problem of flowers’ fleeting lives with our beautiful Infinity Roses. These gorgeous blossoms are real roses that will last for a full year with no watering and no need to maintain them. Simply display your box of roses where you can easily see them and enjoy their beauty for 365 days.

What Are Infinity Roses?

One Year Roses

Let’s start with what they aren’t – they aren’t fake roses or silk flowers. Infinity Roses, sometimes referred to as Everlasting Roses, long lasting roses, Forever Roses or one year roses, are real flowers that have been carefully picked, preserved and treated with a special solution to keep them looking fresh and at the peak of their bloom for a year or more. These preserved roses retain their beautiful colours and stay soft and supple month after month, letting you enjoy the beauty of fresh-cut flowers for months instead of days.

Presentation is Everything

Even the longest lasting forever roses won’t be appreciated unless they are presented in an attractive way. At Flowerbox Melbourne we box our Infinity Roses in sleek, sophisticated boxes with a glossy finish and your personal message in gold leaf script on the front, bringing the concept of personalised flowers to the next level. We offer our Infinity Rose arrangements in several size options and four lovely colours – blue, pink, white or black finished with a satiny, ribbon handle.

Infinity Roses: Perfect for Every Occasion

There are so many reasons to send infinity roses to someone you love. At Flowerbox Melbourne, we’ve sent our everlasting roses to recipients for a multitude of special occasions as well as for “just because.” As a housewarming gift, these are the perfect way to combine the charm of fresh flowers with a gift that will add a lasting touch of beauty to someone’s new home or apartment for months. Forever roses are the ideal birthday flowers because they will last from this the current birthday to the next one, reminding your  loved one that she is in your thoughts for every day of the coming year.

Imagine your wife, girlfriend, sister or daughter receiving a box of infinity roses after giving birth – she’ll be able to enjoy the lasting beauty of our locally grown roses from the day she receives them until her bundle of joy is a year old, long after other flowers have faded away! On those days when she is feeling stressed by the demands of parenting, she can look at her infinity roses and remember the first blush of motherhood and your love for her.

There are a multitude of floral options available for flower delivery in Melbourne, but none last as long or say as much Infinity Roses. The gift of roses that says “I love you,” every day for at least a year.

Wedding Flowers

One of the items that stand out the most when decorating a wedding are the flowers. Among
so many wedding flower options, it may be tricky to choose the perfect one for your decor.
So, we have selected some simple tips to help you choose the perfect wedding flowers for
the big day!

Check out our tips for choosing your wedding flowers and get inspired with our flower
suggestions for your wedding.

How to choose flowers for a wedding?

The choice of flowers will depend on several factors. Check out below some of the first steps
to determine the perfect flower for the wedding decoration!

Wedding Style

The best way to determine all the details of the wedding is by analyzing its chosen style.
Check below the suggestions for each one:

Flowers for Classic Style

The most picked flower types for classic style weddings are the beloved roses and the
exquisite orchids. Other options are the peonies, lilies, Peruvian lilies, calla lilies and tulips.

Flowers for Countryside Weddings

The country climate calls for flowers like daisies, carnations, dandelions, gerberas,
sunflowers and hydrangeas. Also, this is the perfect environment for scented flowers like
roses, lilies and lavenders – but make sure to be sensible about their quantity.

Flowers for Beach Weddings

Tropical flowers are perfect for weddings on the beach due to the climate and their harmony
with the landscape. Among the flowers most resistant to heat are callas, daisies, sunflowers,
lilies, baby’s breath and the Peruvian lily.


An important detail to consider is the season of the year in which your wedding will take
place. Each one has its flowers, so be sure to make the right choice of flower for the season.

Remember that if you choose a flower that does not belong to your wedding season, it will
consequently turn out to be more expensive and still have many chances of not being as
beautiful as part of your decoration.

Spring Wedding Flowers

Spring Flowers: Azaleas, roses, tulips, hyacinths, peonies, dahlias, daisies, sunflowers,
buttercups, orchids, allamanda, hibiscus, daisy, petunia, cup-and-saucer vines, freesia.

Summer Wedding Flowers

Summer Flowers: Lisianthus, camellias, Peruvian lily, carnation, pink, baby’s breath, lilies,
angelic, lion’s mouth, gerberas, calla lily, dahlias, hydrangeas, anthurium, aster.

Fall Wedding Flowers

Fall Flowers: Gerbera, roses, Peruvian lily, baby’s breath, boat orchids, cattleya, golden rain,
bromeliads and Gold of Kinabalu orchid.

Winter Wedding Flowers

Winter Flowers: Tulips, cherry blossoms, gerberas, dandelions, calla lilies, baby’s breath,
roses, Peruvian lily, oncidium, boat orchids, viola tricolor, lotus flower.

Wedding Flowers for the Whole Year

Flowers for the Whole Year: Petunia, dahlia, orchids, rose, safflowers, tropical and field
flowers, lisianthus, peonies, gypsophilas and aster.

Beware of impossible inspirations

Pinterest is pretty helpful for brides because you can find all kinds of inspiration for a
wedding. However, you must watch out for unreal inspirations, beware of “impossible” flower
arrangements, which are made up of foreign flowers, for example. So, remember to always
consult your florist about the availability of the flower at your wedding location.

Choose more than one flower
Try to choose more than one kind of flower, so the decorator can explore among textures
and arrangements. Having two or more will make your wedding decor richer and more

A flower that is extremely famous for bringing contrast to other flowers is the gypsophila, or
baby’s breath. It looks beautiful with any type of flower and offers the feeling of complete
decor for any wedding!

Another benefit of choosing various types of flowers is that you can invest in nobler flowers
and mix them with the more affordable ones. This format works perfectly well.

Beware of perfumes

Avoid scented flowers at many points in the decor and especially prevent fragrant flowers
from being placed on the guest table. If you do that, it may cause allergies to some guests or
even just bother them with the insistent scent.

Scented flowers are a great choice for country and beach weddings and, of course, outdoor
weddings. These types of events are more relaxed and airy, and the different aromas
combine perfectly.

Time of the Wedding

Flowers for a Daytime Wedding

For a daytime wedding, prefer flowers in lighter and more colorful tones, since they fit
perfectly with daytime weddings. If the flowers are exposed to the sun, always prefer the
ones more resistant to heat.

Flowers for an Evening Wedding

For evening weddings, naturally resistant flowers are preferable, such as roses and tulips.
Other recommended options are orchids and lilies.

Most popular wedding flowers

Roses are one of the most popular wedding flowers. Besides being a symbol of love and
affection, these beautiful flowers are also found in different colors and have an unmistakable

Lilies represent finesse and eternal love, and for this reason, are commonly used in wedding
decoration. They are beautiful flowers that match nobler decorations, being more common in
yellow and white.

Tulips are known to be noble and very sophisticated, but they are not expensive at all. Tulips
are found in various colors and, because of that, are usually picked by the bride and groom.
Just beware of its fragility to the heat: prefer this flower in mild weather.

Peonies are the new darlings among brides. With a price above average, these beautiful
flowers are found in bright colors and are very feminine. The peony flowers are delicate and
fragile regarding temperature, so finding these flowers can be a challenge. However, their
beauty and delicacy are worth it!

Orchids are the touch of charm that your decor was lacking! They have a more versatile
style, and so can match all wedding styles. This is also due to the diversity of colors we can
find them in – there are many possibilities for orchid decoration.
How about it, brides and grooms? How did you like these tips for choosing the wedding
flowers? Post a comment below about how the big day will be and which flowers you liked