Roses without White Petals for you. White roses represent youthfulness, innocence, young love, and loyalty. Roses are a symbol of love, peace, femininity, and beauty. They symbolize good health, happiness, long life, and good fortune. The rose has been known as a symbol of love since ancient times; the Romans believed that it could restore lost love if planted on one's grave. It was also said to have the magical ability to cure heartache if placed under your pillow at night time.