If you're planning to give someone roses for Valentine's Day, you should really know what message you're sending with them. 

The number of roses you give apparently carries a meaning you never realized. 

Here's a guide . . .

One rose is meant for early in a relationship, and means love at first sight.

Three roses represents a shared love, and should be a one-month anniversary gift.

Six roses symbolizes passion and infatuation.

Ten roses says you believe your love is PERFECT.

Twelve roses is perfect for Valentine's Day, and means "be mine."

Thirteen roses means you just want to be friends.  (???)

Fifteen roses means you're SORRY.

Twenty-four roses is like SHOUTING "I'm yours."

And forty roses means your love is truly genuine.  And also you have a lot of money....lol.



HOW ABOUT COLOR???  What Color should you buy?  What does it mean?

This according to ProFlowers.com

Red - The most traditional color choice when it comes to roses, the red rose is a symbol of romantic love. Usually given in a long stem form, if you have someone you want to express your undying love for, stick with this color.

Pink - Although not exactly red, the pink rose, the subdued color that it is, represents refinement, and is often given as a sign of high esteem or appreciation. So if there is someone that you've admired for a long time and didn't know how to express it, pink roses would communicate the message for you.

Yellow - If you are giving yellow roses to someone this Valentine's Day, it probably means that you think of this person as someone who brings joy to your life and is a great friend; because that is exactly what the yellow rose represents.

Orange - This color probably is not seen too often in rose form, and that is possibly a good thing because orange represents feelings of passion, desire and excitement when it comes to romance. If you are not feeling that in your relationship, perhaps it is beneficial that it is more difficult to randomly pick up a bouquet of orange roses. You don't want the wrong message communicated.

Lavender - Distinctive and beautiful, the lavender rose signifies enchantment and is often taken as conveying love at first sight. So if you are a romantic at heart and love the stories of fairy tales, sweep that special someone off their feet by giving them a bouquet of lavender colored roses.

CNN reported that during Valentine's Day, one can expect to pay $73 on average for a bouquet of red roses.   The rest of the year, expect to pay around $59.

Long-stemmed roses are preferred during Valentine's Day and forces growers to cut away rosebuds at the top of the stem so only one flower will grow.