Flowers come in an infinite range of colours. Depending on the flower, the colours can represent different meanings but generally speaking, the colour will signify similar meanings from flower to flower. These meanings are steeped in tradition and their origins go back to biblical times or earlier in some instances. As an example, red roses signify passion and deep love while yellow roses today mean joy and gladness, at one time they meant diminishing love or infidelity. The following meaning of flower colours is generally accepted to day: