Where does come from?
The rose emoji was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. It depicts a budding rose flower with green sepals and stem. Its appearance is fairly uniform across platforms.
Roses have been a powerful symbol in Western culture, associated by the ancient Greeks with the goddess of love, Aphrodite, and by Christians in the Middle Ages with the Virgin Mary.
During the Victorian era, the practice of giving a romantic interest a rose, a symbol of passionate love, became well established—as we continue to do so today on occasions like Valentine’s Day, including in the emoji form of 🌹.
The rose emoji should not be confused with the wilted rose emoji, 🥀, which can symbolize sadness or loss.
Who uses ?
The rose emoji is used in a wide range of contexts to express romantic love and affection, as on Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or another special occasion …
— Lachi 🌻 (@lachimusic) February 15, 2019
A little romance…🌹🍾🥂❤️ pic.twitter.com/YYl8bMkQcL
— 🦋🐞 Եɾɑϲíҽ (@zuptln2) March 23, 2019
… as well as non-romantic love and affection more generally, as on Mother’s Day.
Happy #MothersDay to all Mothers.
Thank you for:
🌹All your sacrifices so your kids can have better futures.
🌹Working long hours & waking up early so there can be food on the table.
🌹Daily love even in 'small' things.
🌹Being our first teachers etc
Thank you💕 pic.twitter.com/zsAUab3IHK
— Mbaliyezwe Ndlela (@mbali_ndlela) May 13, 2018
"Together we make a family."🌹 dada i love youuu!!😩💓 pic.twitter.com/3PdFzLeCdK
— ses (@ses_ramos) March 24, 2019
— It's Valeriuhh (@Val_intheaire) April 19, 2019
🌷🌹💐 Flowers are the beauty of the earth, they are always with us. Flowers are one of the eternal symbols of kindness🙏 It's impossible to live without flowers, isn't it?🤗 #Flowers #ThursdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/ZVue4nwnwb
— Lucy Hallett (@LuckyASSETS) April 11, 2019
The rose emoji is also used for people prominently named Rose, such as NBA player Derrick Rose and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Derrick Rose underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow » https://t.co/JFg3olT9oM
— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) March 23, 2019
rosie huntington-whiteley 🌹 pic.twitter.com/DRMI5uBKob
— 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐬. (@glossyangeI) March 25, 2018
The rose can be a symbol of some socialist political movements, including the Democratic Socialists of America.
DSA chapters around the country are taking a leading role in the fight for energy democracy and a green energy transition.
— DSA 🌹 (@DemSocialists) March 18, 2019
— Rachel 🐚 (@Rachel_Reyes) March 23, 2019
On a sadder note, roses are often laid for those who’ve passed away, lending rose emoji as a gesture of condolences.
From Dylan McKay, to Sub-Zero, to Fred Andrews…We always loved seeing Luke Perry on our screens.
— AMC Fear Fest (@AMCsFearFest) March 5, 2019