What Does a Blue Rose Mean?

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: May 12, 2017
What Does a Blue Rose Mean?

Roses are beautiful flowers that we usually give to someone as a token of our love, care and affection. Although we associate the rose with passion red, these flowers also exist in many other colors and not all of these symbolize the same things. The meaning can vary greatly between different shades, so if you plan to give someone special a unique bouquet of roses, blue roses may be your best choice. Want to know what they express? So what does a blue rose mean? Keep on reading this oneHOWTO article and find out!

  1. Loyalty and affection
  2. Symbolism depending on tone
  3. Freedom
  4. Immortality
  5. Achieving things against all odds
  6. Inaccesible

Loyalty and affection

The meaning of blue roses is to transmit trust, loyalty, affection and reserve. That is why they are a great choice if you want to give them to someone in your immediate circle and to who you want to convey these feelings. A bouquet of blue roses is the perfect gift for your partner, family members or special friends.

Symbolism depending on tone

Blue roses are considered extraordinary, impossible to achieve in a completely natural way. That is why giving or receiving blue roses is conveying that the person is unique, special and indispensable in your life. In addition, as we've mentioned above, blue roses will have a different meaning depending on their shade:

  • Blue roses with purple shades: These are a sample of the personality of the person who is giving the gift of flowers, it reflects that you are a very, very mysterious person. Maybe the person who is giving you a blue rose thinks you have a personality that's difficult to translate or you are not clear in your intentions, though this does not necessarily have to be something negative.
  • Blue roses with lilac tones: On the contrary, lighter versions that are near lilac tones are related to the first and unique love, as well as romanticism and a touch of naivety.


Blue is the colour of the sky, it evokes feeling of freedom, peace and tranquillity. And so, blue roses are very relaxing. If someone close is in a difficult situation, stressed or nervous, give them a bouquet of blue roses; you will help them to become calmer and address their problems with serenity.

What Does a Blue Rose Mean? - Freedom


Blue roses are also historically linked to immortality. As this special flower is hard to find in nature, it has commonly been associated with royalty, which are figures that will live forever through their legacy and have blue blood. This is why, giving blue flowers is a symbol the person will always live on in the memory of the person who give the gift.

Achieving things against all odds

Blue roses are also the perfect gift to give to someone you wish achieves their goals. A person who is offered a blue rose will have protection to help the person complete their most desired aspirations and wishes. If you are going to start a task you find hard or even unattainable, then the person is giving you hope so you can succeed against all odds.

Giving blue roses also means new beginnings are about to start. If somebody gives you a blue rose they may also be wishing you good luck in your new endeavors.


As you may already know, to grow blue roses mankind has had to modify them genetically, just like the black rose. Thus, you cannot get blue rose in nature. Therefore, the person who gives a blue rose as a gift is saying the receiver is unattainable, still eternally beautiful and desired.

If you want to read similar articles to What Does a Blue Rose Mean?, we recommend you visit our Gardening & plants category.

Write a comment
What did you think of this article?
wanda coles
what does meaning of someone sending you navy blue roses in email.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Wanda
Navy blue roses symbolize mystery and desire of the unattainable. If someone sends you a navy blue rose it means that this person is interested in you and finds you unique.
carayon gaston
what does a white rose really mean? is it the same meaning as the blue rose?
Matthew Nesbitt (oneHOWTO editor)
Hi Carayon,

All roses share some general meanings, but each color also has its own unique history and symbolism. For more info on the symbolism of white roses, check out our article on What Do White Roses Symbolize?

Hope this helps!
Blue Rose
Thanx, I adore these flowers
1 of 2
What Does a Blue Rose Mean?