There are 3 times roses appear in the garden "The Nightingale and the Rose" by Oscar Wilde:

  1. White rose: Marriage / chastity / young love / loyalty
  2. Yellow rose: Betrayal / sadness / doubt
  3. Red rose: True love / passion

What does it mean when a rose appears? I know for a time he worked for women's world magazine as editor-in-chief. Did this affect him when he wrote "The Nightingale and the Rose"?

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    Can you identify the source of the attributes you have listed for various colours of rose and your purpose in including them here?
    – Spagirl
    Nov 4, 2021 at 14:33


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