What do the red rose symbolise?? It’s controversial. Sometimes it is for love the red colour represents love. Rose is given to other individual for expressing love. But on the other hand we get the horrible image of the red rose. Red also symbolise blood shed by human kind for different reasons over the ages. It is efficiently used by writers of all time in their works. But why not give the red rose a single meaning representing “LOVE”, the world would be more beautiful in that way.