How To Impress Your Chinese Girlfriend: Rose Numbers

If you’re looking to send roses to China, there’s a simple method you can follow that can make her go, “wow”. It’s called Rose Numbers.

More specifically, it’s about choosing your roses based on the number of stems in the bouquet.

In Chinese culture, each number comes with its own unique meaning. Some numbers are ‘good’, while others (i.e. 4) can mean death — quite literally. So the key is to find good numbers that also have a romantic Chinese meaning attached to them.

Done so correctly, you can transform an everyday bouquet of roses into a deeply romantic expression of your love wrapped in Chinese symbolism.

The good news is that you won’t need to spend time looking for the number of roses meaning in Chinese. Here are the 7 Most Romantic Rose Numbers you can send to your Chinese girlfriend right now!

7 Most Romantic Chinese Rose Numbers

Single Red Rose


Show your sweetheart that she’s the one with a Single Red Rose.

In China, giving a Single Red Rose is one of the simplest ways to say “你是我唯一”, meaning you are the one.

Message to include with your roses

自从遇见你 你就是我的唯一。

From the moment I saw you, I knew that you were the one.

A single red rose enclosed in an elegant gift box

11 Red Roses


Bring a smile on her face with 11 Red Roses to say, “I will love you in this life and for all eternity”.

In Chinese, the number 11 represents 一生一世, meaning one life and one eternity. So by sending her 11 Red Roses, it shows that you’ll love her in this life and for all eternity. 

Message to include with your roses

一心一意只爱你一人,一生一世爱你一辈子。

You are the person that I love with all my heart.
You are the person that I will love for the rest of my life.

A classic red rose gift box, perfect for sending to China to show your loved one how much you care.

13 Red Roses


Make her laugh and miss you more by having her guess the ‘secret’ behind 13 Red Roses.

In China, 13 Red Roses are referred to as 暗恋, meaning secret love.

Each rose represents the 13 strokes that form the traditional Chinese character 愛, for love. So by giving her 13 Red Roses, you’re giving her a bouquet with ‘love’ hidden in the number of roses.

Message to include with your roses

十三束玫瑰花,心中的思念交由芳香转达。每一朵都绽放着我的心里话,你能猜到我想对你说的吗?

Sweetheart, I’ve sent 13 Red Roses to hold. Each rose represents a message that I carry in my heart. Can you guess what it is?

Woman holding bouquet of 13 red roses in China.

19 Red Roses


Show her with 19 Red Roses that your love is here to stay.

In Chinese, 19 (shí jiǔ) sounds like 永久 (yǒng jiǔ), meaning everlasting. Thus, giving your sweetheart 19 Red Roses shows her that even if you live away, your love is here to stay.

Message to include with your roses

我会一直陪着你,站在你的身边,直到永远。

I will be with you, by your side, forever and always.

Medium bouquet of 19 red roses that features a heart-shaped wreath wrapped in matte paper

33 Red Roses


Forget “until death do us apart” and send her 33 Red Roses instead!

In Chinese, 33 (sān shí sān) sounds like “三生石” (sān shēng shí), which is the famous Three Lives Stone in West Lake, Hangzhou, China.

According to Buddhism, this stone represents the core belief that a person has three lives: past, present and future. All intertwined in a cosmic-like circle.

So giving 33 Red Roses shows that (1) your love will never die. (2) Instead, it’ll be reborn into a new body (3) Like déjà vu, your love will find its way back to her in your future life.

Message to include with your roses:

我爱你,从黑夜到黎明,从冷冬到暖春,从一秒到一生,生生不息,轮回不止。

I love you; from dusk till dawn, winter to spring, a second to a lifetime, in an infinite loop that never ends.

Medium bouquet of 33 premium red roses wrapped in quality matte paper

99 Red Roses


Show that your love is a testament to time with 99 Red Roses.

In China, the number 99 refers to the idiom ‘天长地久’, meaning enduring as the universe. So by giving 99 Red Roses, it’ll show her that your love will last until the end of time as long as there is life on earth.

Message to include with your roses

亲爱的,请相信我会用我的一生深爱着你,与你患难与共,白头偕老,天长地久。

Sweetheart, believe me when I say that I will love you for the rest of my life, for better or for worse, until your hair is white with age. Forever and always.

Large bouquet of 99 premium red roses wrapped in quality matte paper

100 Red Roses


Tell her you’ll give her 100% of your love with 100 Red Roses.

In China, giving 100 Red Roses to the woman you love shows that she deserves nothing less than 100% of your love.

Message to include with your roses

一心一意等着你,百分之百爱着你,千里迢迢难见你,无论你走到哪里,我们的心紧紧锁在一起。

I’ll wait for you with all my heart, giving you 100% of my love. However, it’s hard to see you while you’re thousands of miles away. No matter where you go, our hearts will always beat as one.

Large bouquet of 108 premium red roses wrapped in quality matte paper
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