Why A Dozen Roses?

May is upon us and that means it’s time to order roses. From Mother’s Day roses to graduation roses there are plenty of people who warrant flowers from our roses delivery service. The most common bouquet to order is a dozen roses, but why exactly is it that a dozen roses is a significant number? Well, the tradition arises from the significance the number twelve has been given throughout history in religion, philosophy, and nature. If you are hoping to really make a statement with a gift of roses, ordering one dozen is the way to go.

Many of the flower-giving traditions we still here to today date back to the Victorian Age when meaning was given to each type of flower, including the rose. The significance of different colors of roses dates back to this era, including the notion that the gift of a dozen roses is a means of conveying perfection and undying love. Just as the colors were given significance at that time, so were the number of roses in a bouquet.

The number twelve is traditionally a symbol of completion. There are twelve months in a year, there are twelve symbols in the zodiac, twelve hours on a clock, and more. What better way to symbolize total, unabashed love, than a dozen roses? Additionally, there are scores of references to the number twelve in mythology, and classic literature which ties into the significance of a gift of a dozen roses.

There is nothing wrong with giving more than a dozen roses, less than a dozen roses, or even simply a single rose, but society has placed additional significance to one dozen. If you are looking to give the perfect gift to someone who has just completed a major accomplishment like graduating high school or college, one dozen roses carries the symbolic meaning that could be just what you’re looking for. Not only is there significance to the number, but the amount of roses bundled together in a bouquet is especially pleasing to the eye and can really fill up a vase as the gifted flowers continue to bloom and perform for weeks to come.

No matter the occasion, deciding to order a dozen roses as a gift gives much more emotional and historic significance to the gift than any other number traditionally does. Red roses are perfect for expressing passionate, undying love, but a dozen yellow roses could be the perfect gift to show a good friend your appreciation or to brighten up the day of someone who needs consolation.

Order a dozen Mother’s Day roses, graduation roses, anniversary roses or birthday roses from Spring In The Air and know that you are scheduling the delivery of world class roses fresh from our Colombian farms to your door or the door of a loved one. Take a look at some of our special seasonal arrangements that have been hand-picked just for this special time of year.