The rose is one of the most famous and beloved of all flowers. For hundreds of years, the rose has been widely recognized as a symbol of love, sympathy or sorrow in many popular plays, novels, and films. The colour of a rose offers a distinct and different meaning. Yellow roses are considered the perfect way to toast friends, lift spirits and send a general wish for well-being. Because of the long association with the sun and its life-giving warmth, yellow is the age-old colour for warm feelings of friendship and optimism.