Types Of Roses: How to Identify Different Roses (With Names & Pictures)

From flowering climbers and shrub roses to ground cover and patio plants, the different types of roses come in a wonderful variety of shapes and colors.

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A Brief History of Roses

Fossilised roses have been found around the world, proving the existence of this flower in pre-historic times. Petrified rose wreaths were discovered in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians signifying the importance of spiritual well-being that they attributed to the rose.

The Romans and Greeks worshipped this aromatic flower, using it to fragrance themselves and their homes. Rose petals were strewn over the floors on special occasions and sprinkled in their bathwater. Believing the rose to be an aphrodisiac, they also sprinkled the petals in their wine and beer.

The Crusaders brought many species of rose to Europe from the East. Some believe the early tea roses took their name from the tea clippers that transported them from India, while others maintain the scent describes their name. The Damask rose is named for the ancient city of Damascus.

In France, Napoleon’s wife Josephine built up one of the most impressive collections of roses from flowers brought from every destination by her husband’s army. Meanwhile, in England, the rose was chosen as the national emblem.

The rose also forms the centrepiece of certain heraldic emblems; most noteworthy, the Red Rose of the House of Lancaster and the White Rose of the House of York who fought each other between the years 1455 to 1487, a time known historically as the Wars of the Roses.

Discover the Differences Between Types of Roses

Don’t know a tea rose from a shrub rose? Here is how to tell the difference.

There are so many varieties of roses it is difficult for the backyard gardener to sort them into categories. Let’s say there are seven main types to pick from and make your garden bloom both high and low, single bloom, multiple bloom, and any other way. It all gets confusing so let’s try to simplify.

The Floribunda Roses are bushy have large blossoms with clusters of three to fifteen blossoms on a stem. The colors of the flowers are generally the most vivid. These look great in large plantings of different colors and will stop traffic when everything is in bloom. There scent is pleasing so be sure to place them near a deck or veranda so you can get the most out of their perfume.

The Hybrid Tea Rose is the type you get at the florist in dozens or half dozens. When one talks about a rose, this is the perfect one you may think of. The single bloom usually grows on long, tall stems. The bloom has a high center with other petals curling and twisting behind it. These roses have a delightful fragrances.

A cross between a hybrid tea and floribunda is called a Grandiflora. These plants are tall, up to 6 feet tall, and bloom all season long. The blossoms grow in clusters with stems slightly shorter than the hybrid tea and longer than the floribunda.

Landscape Roses or Shrub roses are highly disease resistant and don’t require much babying to provide you with showy blossoms. They don’t need much pruning because they are more compact than other varieties and their blossoms keep going all season long. Many gardeners use these roses as ground cover because they tend to grow close to the ground and spread.

Multiple roses grow on stems and will cover an area relatively quick. Some of these roses have single petals. That means there is a center point inside of a raised bud in the middle and several rows of petals radiate from that point instead of the folding and twisting of other roses. Plant several colors together to make a carpet of roses on a hillside.

You will need a trellis or a wall for the Climbers to grow on. This type of rose shoots out long arching canes that can be trained to grow up a fence or trellis. You can place lattice work up on a wall and they will happily climb up it and around. The flowers grow in clusters on the stems and are lovely when growing on an arching trellis over a path.

Miniature Roses are sweet and beautiful and can be grown indoors. These roses only grow six inches to a foot or two tall. The flowers bloom all summer long and if you place them in the house you will find they almost always have flowers on the stems.

Old roses, heritage roses, or species rosescome in some of the types above, but should probably be in a class themselves. Some of these roses have about five petals radiating from a raised center.

They come in all colors and are very disease resistant. The flowers mostly grow in clusters and some will climb. They are also called wild roses and some have very deep roots. This is the variety that produce the lovely red hips that make for interest in the winter garden.

Another set of old roses come from Europe and have really wonderful scent. An example of these would be the Damask rose which grows in a very large bush (almost a tree) and gives off a luscious scent. It has been used for perfume for years. Some of these old roses are called Cabbage Roses because they look like a head of cabbage. Their petals repeat and they resemble more of a peony than a rose.

Go to your local nursery to find out what kind of roses do well in your area. There are so many colors, sizes, shapes, and scents to choose from and don’t limit yourself to just one type of rose. Make sure your garden has a multitude of types that grow very tiny and small to very tall and big and add in a few climbing roses to add height to your garden.

Which Types of Roses to Grow in Your Garden

Gardeners have been growing rose plants since the earliest times; over 160 different rose species have been discovered in the wild, and countless different varieties have been bred by generations of rose growers.

Probably the most popular of all flowering garden plants, they come in all shapes, sizes and a huge range of colors, and many have a wonderful fragrance. All roses are summer flowering, some for only 3 or 4 weeks, others continuously through much of the summer.

Some rose bushes are best planted in a formal garden, but others lend themselves to the informal setting of a mixed border, climbing across a garden trellis or pergola, or even scrambling through a tree or hedge in woodland or wildlife gardens.

There are a bewildering number of different classifications and types of roses, but the most popular groups are described below.

Species Roses

These are the original wild roses, from which all the others are descended. They are medium to large deciduous shrubs with single, five petalled flowers, often followed by large brightly coloured rose hips, and many are sweetly scented. They are the only roses which grow true to seed.

Old Garden Roses

These include the ancient Gallica and Damask roses, and a number of more recent hybrids. Most but not all have very intricate, densely double flowers and many are sweetly scented. They vary in height from 3 – 7 feet. A number of different species and their hybrids are still widely cultivated.

Hybrid Tea Roses

These are the most numerous, and for many gardeners the most popular of all the different types of roses. Lending themselves generally to formal plantings, they are mostly small to medium deciduous shrubs 2-3 feet in height. They come in almost every shade and colour including even blue, and many are fragrant.

The many different varieties of HT roses generally bear large double flowers up to 4 inches across carried singly or in loose clusters.

Rosa Francis Meiland

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Alexandre Pouchkine’, Rosa ‘Pretty Woman’, Rosa ‘Father of Peace’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses, Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 5-7 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Tropicana’

Rosa 'Tropicana'

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Tanor Star’, Rosa ‘Super Star’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 2-6 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Rio Samba’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘jACrite’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-6 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Mister Lincoln’

Rosa 'Tropicana'

  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-10
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-6 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Secret’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘HILaroma’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-5 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Neil Diamond’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘WEKdereroro’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-6 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘New Zealand’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘MACgenev’, Rosa ‘Aotearoa’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-5 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Perfume Delight’

Rosa 'Perfume Delight'

  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Peace’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Gloria Dei’, Rosa ‘Madame A. Meilland’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-7 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Princesse Charlene de Monaco’

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  • Other names: Rosa ‘Duftjuwel’, Rosa ‘Forster Rosetraum’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 5-6 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Queen o’ the Lakes’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Queen of the Lakes’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Just Joey’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘CANjujo’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-10
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-5 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Ketchup & Mustard’

Rosa 'Ketchup & Mustard'

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Wekzazette’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-5 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Lily Pons’

  • Other names: Rose ‘Lily Pons’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Love & Peace’

  • Other names: Rose ‘Pullman Orient Express’, Rosa ‘Baipeace’ PP14731
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 5-7 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Maria Stern’

  • Other names: Rose ‘Maria Stern’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-6 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Miss All-American Beauty’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Maria Callas’, Rosa ‘MEIdaud’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-5 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Full Sail’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Long White Cloud’, Rosa ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-5 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Double Delight’

Rosa 'Double Delight'

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Andeli’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-5 ft.
  • Spread: 3-5 ft.

Rosa ‘Electron’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Mullard Jubilee’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-5 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Eternal Flame’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Little Ray of Sunshine’, Rosa ‘Deyrolle’, Rosa ‘Meifacul’ PP18918
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-5 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Fragrant Cloud’

Rosa 'Fragrant Cloud'

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Tanellis’, Rosa ‘Duftwolke’, Rosa ‘Nuage Parfume’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-11
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Chicago Peace’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘jOHnago’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-7 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Chrysler Imperial’

  • Other names: Rose ‘Chrysler Imperial’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-6 ft.
  • Spread: 2-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Curly Pink’

  • Other names: Rose ‘Curly Pink’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Dark Night’

  • Other names: Rose ‘The RSL Rose’, Rosa ‘Black Gold’, Rosa ‘Eddy Mitchell’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-6 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Apricot Candy’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Meibidull’ PP21284
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-11
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 5-6 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Barbra Streisand’

Rosa 'Barbra Streisand'

  • Other names: Rose ‘WEKquaneze’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-10
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-5 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Black Baccara’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Meidebenne’ PP13152
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-6 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Blue Moon’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Mainzer Fastnacht’, Rosa ‘Sissy’, Rosa ‘TANsi’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-10
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa Papa Meilland

  • Other names: Rosa ‘MEIcesar’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 2-4 ft.

Rosa Dee-Lish

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Line Renaud’, Rosa ‘chekhov’, Rosa ‘Alive’, Rosa ‘Forget-Me-Not’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 6-7 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Floribunda Roses

The floribundas carry dense clusters of rather smaller, generally single, flowers.

Rosa Easy Does It

Rosa Easy Does It

  • Other Names: Rosa ‘Firestar’, Rosa ‘Eazy Time’, Rosa ‘Harpageant’ PP22587
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: moist, well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘You’re Beautiful’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Fryracy’, Rosa ‘Love Always’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa At Last

  • Other names: Rosa ‘City of Hastings’, Rose ‘HORCOGJIL’ PP27541
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa Bonica

Rosa Bonica

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Meidomonac’, Rosa ‘Demon’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses, Shrubs, Climbers
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-9
  • Sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 4-5 ft.

Rosa ‘Sunsprite’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘KOResia’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Trumpeter’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘MACtru’, Rosa ‘MACtrum’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 1-2 ft.
  • Spread: 1-2 ft.

Rosa ‘Tickled Pink’

Rosa 'Diane de Ribes'

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Diane de Ribes’, Rosa ‘Fryhunky’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Scentimental’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘WEKplapep’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-10
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Sexy Rexy’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘MACrexy’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-10
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-5 ft.
  • Spread: 4-5 ft.

Rosa ‘Julia Child’

Rosa 'Julia Child'

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Soul Mate’, Rosa ‘Absolutely Fabulous’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-10
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Golden Beauty’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘South Africa’, Rose ‘Korberbeni’, Floribunda rose ‘Golden Beauty’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Iceberg’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Schneewittchen’, Cluster Rose ‘Iceberg’, Rosa ‘Fee des Neiges’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses, Climbing Roses
  • Types: Roses, Shrubs, Climbers
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-12 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Discovered by Cants of Colchester (United Kingdom, 1968.) Sport of Iceberg, floribunda. Height of 8 to 12 feet. Zone 4b and warmer. Mild fragrance. Good repeat bloom. Do not prune in the spring. It’s best to prune after flowering, because ‘Iceberg’ tends to bloom on old wood from the previous years growth.

Rosa ‘Dusky Maiden’

  • Other names: Rose ‘Dusky Maiden’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses, Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-10
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Ebb Tide’

Rosa 'Ebb Tide'

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Purple Eden’, Rosa ‘WEKsmopur’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses, Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-5 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Candy Cane Cocktail’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Meiriansois’ PP28661
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses, Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Cinco de Mayo’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Wekcobeju’ PP21709
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses, Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-10
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 2-4 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Angel Face’

  • Other names: Rose ‘Angel Face’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Floribunda Roses
  • Types: Roses, Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-10
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Modern Shrub Roses and Rugosas

Modern Shrub Roses and Rugosas

The modern shrubs are the most varied group in size, habit and flower form, They vary in height from two feet to 10 or 12 feet, and their blooms, often repeat flowering, may be single or double and come in a full range of colours.

Most modern shrub varieties, and the rugosas, make very good hedging. All go well in a mixed border, and the larger varieties make spectacular specimen plants.

‘Fruhlingsgold’ Rose

  • Common Name: ‘Spring Gold’ rose
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: moist, well-drained

‘Westerland’ rose

  • Common name: Climbing Westerland, KORwest rose
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Climbing Roses
  • Types: Roses, Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 6-12 ft.
  • Spread: 4-6 ft.

Coral Knock Out® rose

Coral Knock Out® rose

  • Other names: ‘Radal’ PP19803 rose
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-10
  • Sun: Full sun, partial sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-5 ft.
  • Spread: 4-5 ft.

Double Knock Out® rose

Double Knock Out® rose

  • Other names: ‘Radtko’ CPBR#3104 rose
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-11
  • Sun: Full sun, partial sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Knock Out® rose

  • Other names: ‘Radrazz’ PP11836 rose, CPBR#0993
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-11
  • Sun: Full sun, partial sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Peachy Knock Out® rose

Peachy Knock Out® rose

  • Other names: ‘Radgor’ PP25628 rose, ‘Peachy Queen’ rose
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-11
  • Sun: Full sun, partial sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Pink Knock Out® rose

Pink Knock Out® rose

  • Other names: ‘Radcon’ PP15070 rose, CPBR2044 rose
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-11
  • Sun: Full sun, partial sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Pink Double Knock Out® rose

  • Other names: ‘Radtkopink’ PP18507 rose, CPBR#3757 rose
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-11
  • Sun: Full sun, partial sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rainbow Knock Out® rose

Rainbow Knock Out® rose

  • Other names: ‘Radcor’ PP17346 rose, CPBR#3444 rose
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-11
  • Sun: Full sun, partial sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Scarlet Meidiland rose

Scarlet Meidiland rose

  • Other names: ‘MEIkrotal’ rose, ‘Scarlet Meilandecor’ rose
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-7
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 5-6 ft.

Sunny Knock Out® rose

Sunny Knock Out® rose

  • Other names: ‘Radsunny’ PP18562 CPBR#4875 rose
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-11
  • Sun: Full sun, partial sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

White Knock Out® rose

  • Other names: ‘Radwhite’ PP20273 rose
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-10
  • Sun: Full sun, partial sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Patio and Miniature Roses

Miniature Roses

Genuine miniature roses have tiny leaves and flowers on delicate, twiggy stems and shoots and grow to only around 15 inches high. Patio roses are slightly bigger, most varieties being a cross between miniature and floribunda roses.

Climbing Roses

Rambling Roses

Growing climbing roses is quite easy and next to the hybrid teas and floribundas, they are the most widely grown of all roses. Most grow from 8 -12 feet tall, but the most vigorous may reach 30 feet and more. They generally need to be tied in to a support, but some use their hooked thorns to support themselves as they scramble through another bush or tree.

Flowers may be single, semi double or double, and usually appear in clusters, with individual flowers varying from one to four inches across in different varieties of climbing rose.

If you’re looking for a disease resistant climbing white rose, then the roses on this list can’t be beat. With regular organic feeding throughout the season and deep watering, these white beauties will put on a spectacular display without the use of chemical sprays. A white rose is always a standout in a garden. Don’t ever for a moment think that a white rose won’t be noticed.

Rosa ‘Moonlight’ 

Bred by Rev. Joseph Hardwick Pemberton (United Kingdom, 1913). Creamy white Hybrid Musk with yellow centers. Height of 8 to 10 feet. Zone 6 and warmer. Grows best where it can spread out. Canes are flexible. You can grow it on a pillar, but limit the canes to three. Good repeat bloom.

Rosa ‘Prosperity’

Bred by Rev. Joseph Hardwick Pemberton (United Kingdom, 1919.) Hybrid Musk. Height of 8 to 10 feet. Zone 6 and warmer. Grows best where it can spread out. Canes are flexible. You can grow it on a pillar, but limit the canes to three. Good repeat bloom.

Rosa ‘White Cap’

Bred by Brownell Family (United States, 1954.) Height of 8 to 10 feet. Zone 6b and warmer. Fully double, tea rose fragrance, pure white non-stop blooms. Will bloom from top to bottom. Does best where it can spread out. Excellent choice for growing on a fence. Canes are flexible.

Rosa ‘White Cockade’

Bred by Alexander M. Cocker (Scotland, 1969.) Height of 6 to 7 feet. Zone 6b and warmer. Looks best grown on a pillar or arbor where it can grow upright. Repeat bloomer with a nice fragrance. Makes a good cut flower. Good choice for a small space.

If you’re looking for a disease resistant climbing pink rose, then the roses on this list can’t be beat. With regular organic feeding throughout the season and deep watering, these pink beauties will put on a spectacular display without the use of chemical sprays.

Rosa ‘Blossomtime’

Bred by O’Neal (United States, 1951.) Height of 8 to 12 feet. Zone 5a and warmer. This rose will be the first and last rose to bloom in the garden. Fragrant Hybrid Tea type blooms. The center is a deeper pink then the petals on the outside. If you ever have the opportunity of visiting a nursery with a large display of climbing roses, this will be the one that they will always sell out of first. Yes, it will even out sell ‘New Dawn.’ Does well on a pillar, large arbor or fence. Train the canes when young and flexible.

Rosa ‘Captain Samuel Holland’

Bred by Ogilvie (Canada, 1991.) Height of 8 to 10 feet. Zone 3b and warmer. This climber will be covered with fragrant medium size deep pink blooms. A good repeat bloomer. Large and bushy. Does well on a fence or tall arbor. Very winter hardy.

Rosa ‘John Cabot’

Bred by Svedia (Canada, 1978.) Height of 6 to 8 feet. Zone 2b and warmer. Arching habit. Can be grown on a pillar or fence. Very winter hardy. Mild fragrance, and a good repeat bloomer. Good for a small space.

Rosa ‘John Davis’

Bred by Svedia (Canada, 1986.) Height of 6 to 8 feet. Zone 2b and warmer. Arching habit. Can be grown on a pillar or fence. Very winter hardy. Mild fragrance, and a good repeat bloomer. Good for a small space.

Rosa ‘Lavender Lassie’

Bred by Kordes (Germany, 1959.) Height of 5 to 12 feet. Zone 6b and warmer. ‘Lavender Lassie’ is a Hybrid Musk grown as a large shrub or climber. This rose is best grown on a fence or large arbor. Give the canes plenty of room. If growing on a fence allow at lease 9 to 10 feet of space on each side of the bush, which will be a total of 18 to 20 feet. This rose is a traffic stopper. Clusters of hundreds of fragrant medium pink blooms. Once this rose gets started you won’t be able to see the leaves for the flowers. A good repeat bloomer.

Rosa ‘Morning Greeting’

Bred by Kordes (Germany, 1962.) Height of 9 to 12 feet. Zone 6b and warmer. Fragrant apricot-pink blend, with a hybrid tea like bloom. A lovely Victorian looking rose, which is good for cutting.

Rosa ‘New Dawn’

Bred by Dreer (United States, 1930.) Height of 10 to 20 feet. Zone 5b and warmer. ‘New Dawn’ has become a very popular rose. Fits in perfectly in a Victorian or Cottage garden. Make sure you have plenty of room to grow this rose. This is not a good choice for a small space, as a matter of fact it will look kind of sad if forced to stay short, and will give only minimal blooms.

Best grown on a tall fence or arbor. Pale pink fragrant blooms will cover this bush. Do not dead head after the first bloom, because the repeat bloom will come from the same leaf bud as the first, and if you cut back the faded flower you will loose the second flowering. If you feel you must deadhead then only cut off from behind the flower and do not come down the stem.

Rosa ‘Parade’

Bred by Boerner (United States, 1953.) Height of 7 to 10 feet. Zone 6b and warmer. Very fragrant deep pink blooms. Grows best when allowed to grow upright. Good choice for a smaller space.

Rosa ‘Rosenholm’

Bred by Poulsen (Denmark, 1994.) Height of 9 to 10 feet. Zone 6b and warmer. Practically thornless. Fragrant and beautiful. Has a cabbage rose look. Will do well growing on a fence or large arbor where it can spread out.

Rosa ‘Tausendschon’

Bred by Schmidt (Germany, 1905.) Height of 8 to 12 feet. Zone 6b and warmer. Once blooming rambler. Blooms in many shades of pink. Have no fear; ‘Tausendschon’ is not as vigorous as the wichuraiana ramblers. Will flower from top to bottom. Prune after flowering, so the canes have enough time to set next years flower buds. If you prune in the spring you will cut off all the new season flowers.

Rosa ‘William Baffin’

Bred by Svedia (Canada, 1983.) Height of 7 to 10 feet. Zone 2b and warmer. ‘William Baffin’ looks best when allowed to grow as a large shrub along a fence. You will still need to tie the bush to the fence. Very showy and a good repeat bloomer. Very winter hardy.

Rosa ‘Zephirine Drouhan’

Bred by Bizot (France, 1868.) Height of 6 to 10 feet. Zone 5b and warmer. Bourbon rose grown as a climber or tall shrub. Thornless with a strong fragrance. It’s sometimes advertized that it will grow in shade. This is not true. It still needs some amount of sunlight, even if it’s filtered. In a semi-shaded site you will get flowering, but not the amount of flowering that you’ll see in more sun.

If you’re looking for a disease resistant climbing red rose, then the roses on this list can’t be beat. With regular organic feeding throughout the season and deep watering these crimson beauties will put on a spectacular display without the use of chemical sprays.

Rosa ‘Blaze’

Bred by Joseph W. Kallay (United States, 1932.) During the middle part of the 1900s there was hardly a neighborhood that didn’t have several of this climber growing in the front yard. Christening, Graduation and Wedding pictures were taken under the heavily filled trusses of the ‘Blaze’ rose.

If you weren’t growing this rose there was always one to be had by a close neighbor who would be more than happy to share his rose for a photo shoot. ‘Blaze’ is a repeat bloomer with a mild fragrance. Best grown on a fence or arbor where it can spread out. There will be more flowering from lateral canes. Height of 10 to 15 feet. Width of 8 feet. Zone 6b and warmer.

Rosa ‘Crimson Cascade’

Bred by Gareth Fryer (United Kingdom, before 1990.) The flowers are large, and blooms singly or in clusters. Repeat bloomer with a light scent. Grows well on a fence, arbor or pillar. Height of 6 to 8 feet. Zone 6 and warmer.

Rosa ‘Dublin Bay’

Bred by McGredy (Ireland 1975.) If you only have room for one red rose, then choose ‘Dublin Bay.’ You could have a garden filled with roses, but for some reason ‘Dublin Bay’ will get the most attention, especially from men, so plant a red rose for the man in your life. Looks best grown on a pillar or arbor where it can grow upright. It can be grown on a fence, but the canes must be trained when young and flexible. Repeat bloomer with a mild scent. Good choice for a small space. Height of 6 to 8 feet. Zone 6 and warmer.

Rosa ‘Illusion’

Bred by Reimer Kordes (Germany, 1961.) This is a strong grower. Best grown upright. Would make an excellent tall hedge along a fence. Good repeat bloom with a lovely fragrance. Needs plenty of room. Height of 8 to 10 feet. Width of 5 feet. Zone 5b and warmer.

Rosa ‘Red Fountain’

Bred by J. Benjamin Williams (United States, 1975.) You’ll swear that you’re looking at velvet when you see this rose. Large, deep dark velvet red blooms. ‘Don Juan’ and ‘Blaze’ are its parents. ‘Red Fountain’ has the beauty of ‘Don Juan’ and the disease resistance of ‘Blaze.’ Continuous bloom with good fragrance. Very versatile rose that can be grown as a large shrub, or can be trained on pillars, arches and fences. Height of 9 to 10 feet. Zone 6b and warmer.

Rosa ‘Sympathie’

Bred by Reimer Kordes (Germany, 1964.) This rose is a beauty. If you have a tall arbor and need good coverage along the top, but less growth at the base, then ‘Sympathie’ is a great choice. Grows best on lateral canes.

The lateral canes are long, and look lovely when grown at a height where they can cascade down. Large Hybrid Tea blooms with a strong fragrance. Repeat bloom throughout the season. This is an excellent candidate to grow Clematis on to hide its bare legs. Height of 10 to 12 feet. Zone 6b and warmer.

Here are Three More Excellent Red Climbers

Unfortunately hard to find in the United States, but well worth the search.

Rosa ‘Hamburger Phoenix’

Bred by Wilhelm J.H. Kordes II (Germany, 1954.) Repeat bloom, mild fragrance. Height 8 to 9 feet. Zone 6b and warmer.

Rosa ‘Heidelberg’

Bred by Reimer Kordes (Germany, 1959.) Repeat bloom, mild fragrance. Height 6 to 8 feet. Zone 6b and warmer.

Rosa ‘Raymond Chenault’

Bred by Reimer Kordes (Germany, 1960.) Repeat bloom, strong fragrance. Height 8 to 10 feet. Zone 6b and warmer.

Rosa ‘America’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘jACclam’
  • Family: Climbing Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 10-15 ft.
  • Spread: 4-6 ft.

Rosa ‘Cecile Brunner’

Rosa 'Cecile Brunner'

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Mignon’, Rose ‘Madame Cecile Brunner’
  • Family: Climbing Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 10-20 ft.
  • Spread: 3-6 ft.

Rosa ‘Don Juan’

  • Other names: Rose ‘Don Juan’
  • Family: Climbing Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 12-14 ft.
  • Spread: 3-6 ft.

Rosa ‘Eden’

Rosa 'Eden'

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Eden Climber’, Rose ‘Meiviolin’
  • Family: Climbing Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 5-10 ft.
  • Spread: 5-6 ft.

Rosa ‘Etoile de Hollande’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Grimpant Etoile de Hollande’
  • Family: Climbing Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 15-20 ft.
  • Spread: 13-15 ft.

Rosa ‘Golden Showers’

  • Other names: Rose ‘Golden Showers’
  • Family: Climbing Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 5-6 ft.
  • Spread: 6-7 ft.

Rosa ‘Joseph’s Coat’

Rosa 'Joseph's Coat'

  • Other names: Rose ‘Joseph’s Coat’
  • Family: Climbing Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-10
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 8-12 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Maigold’

  • Other names: Climbing Pimpinellifolia Hybrid Roses
  • Family: Climbing Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 7-8 ft.
  • Spread: 7-8 ft.

Rosa ‘Mrs. F.W. Flight’

  • Other names: Hybrid Multiflora Roses
  • Family: Climbing Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 6-8 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Mme Caroline Testout’

Rosa 'Mme Caroline Testout'

  • Other names: Climbing Rose ‘Mme Caroline Testout’
  • Family: Climbing Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 6-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 5-15 ft.
  • Spread: 3-5 ft.

Rosa ‘St Swithun’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Auswith’
  • Family: Climbing Roses, English Roses, Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 4-8 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa Fruity Petals

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Radpetals’ PP28657
  • Family: Climbing Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 5-6 ft.

Rosa Pretty in Pink Eden

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Cyclamen Pierre de Ronsard’, Rosa ‘Pink Eden Rose’
  • Family: Climbing Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 10-12 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rambling Roses

Ramblers have large clusters of flowers on long flexible stems, and throw up new stems from ground level each year.

Ground Cover Roses

These are low growing shrubs with a thickly branching, spreading habit. They carry clustes of small flowers in most of the normal shades, but few are scented.

They are grown for their attractive appearance rather than utility, as they don’t give the dense year round cover needed to suppress weeds.

Rosa White Meidiland

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Super Swany’, Rosa ‘Blanc Meillandecor’, Rosa ‘MEIcoublan’
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-9
  • Sun: Full sun, partial sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 1-2 ft.
  • Spread: 4-6 ft.

Rosa Sweet Drift

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Meiswetdom’ PP21612
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Groundcover Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-11
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 1-2 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa Peach Drift

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Meiggili’ PP18542
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Groundcover Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-11
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 1-2 ft.
  • Spread: 1-2 ft.

Rosa Pink Drift

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Meijocos’ PP18874
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Groundcover Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-11
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 1-2 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa Popcorn Drift

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Novarospop’ PP24773
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Groundcover Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-11
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 1-2 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa Red Drift

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Meigalpio’ PP17877
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Groundcover Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-11
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 1-2 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa Coral Drift

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Meidriflora’ PP19148
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Groundcover Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-11
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 1-2 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa Crimson Meidiland

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Meizerbil’ PP20168
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 1-2 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa Fire Meidiland

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Meipsidue’ PP11583
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 1-2 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa Magic Meidiland

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Magic Meillandecor’, Rosa ‘MEIbonrib’
  • Family: Shrub Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 1-2 ft.
  • Spread: 4-5 ft.

Rosa Apricot Drift

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Meimirrote’ PP23354
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Groundcover Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-11
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 1-2 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Rosa ‘Flower Carpet Appleblossom’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Mareva’, Rosa ‘Apple Blossom’, Rosa ‘Sommermelodie’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Groundcover Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-11
  • Sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Flower Carpet Amber’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Sedana’, Rosa ‘Calizia’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Groundcover Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-11
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Spread: 3 ft.

Rosa ‘Flower Carpet Coral’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Norlesa’, Rosa ‘Alafabia’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Groundcover Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-11
  • Sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Flower Carpet Pink Supreme’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘NOA168098F’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Groundcover Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-11
  • Sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Spread: 3-4 ft.

Rosa ‘Flower Carpet Yellow’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘NOAson’, Rosa ‘Celina’
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Groundcover Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-10
  • Sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Spread: 1-2 ft.

Rosa ‘Flower Carpet White’

  • Other names: Rosa ‘Schneeflocke’, Rosa ‘NOAschnee
  • Family: Shrub Roses, Groundcover Roses
  • Types: Roses
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil: Moist, Well-drained
  • Height: 1-2 ft.
  • Spread: 2-3 ft.

Meanings of Colored Roses and their symbolism

Roses have long symbolized a variety of emotions or feelings based on their color. The different colors of roses, among other things, give clues to their meaning.

Roses have been one of the most popular flowers to send, receive, and use in gardens and arrangements for centuries. Their beauty has been alluded to in literature and in music, and rose-lobing gardeners sometimes give their roses a little bit of special treatment.

Roses have long symbolized secrecy or confidentiality because of the ability of their colors to send messages to recipients without using words. The Latin term sub rosa is also believed to be based on the rose flower, meaning “under the roses” or in secrecy.

Meanings of Red, Yellow, and White Roses

Red, white, and yellow roses are three of the most popular colors of roses and are often the easiest to purchase or grow.

According to Teleflora, red roses symbolize love and are known as the “lover’s rose.” The kind of love associated with the red rose is a romantic love, a kind that thrives on passion and respect between lovers.

Yellow roses have had various meanings throughout the years. In Victorian times, the yellow rose stood for jealousy. The yellow color of the flower also had negative meanings for many flowers, such as carnations. Today, it is used to represent friendship, joy, warmth, gladness, and affection.

White roses are also known as the “bridal roses.” Representing humility, purity, and innocence, these roses are often used in bridal bouquets. The white rose can also mean young love and young marriage, truth, loyalty, and reverence.

Meanings of Pink, Orange, and Purple Roses

The meaning of the pink rose varies depending on the intensity of the shade of pink. Lighter pink roses represent grace, gentleness, admiration, and happiness, while darker pink roses stand for gratitude and appreciation. In general, pink roses can be used to mean gentility, femininity, elegance, and refinement.

Orange roses, which are often hard to find, have a bright, saturated color and usually stand for desire and enthusiasm. They can also be used to convey admiration, attraction, passion, and excitement.

Purple or violet colored roses are the hardest to find out of the solid colored roses. Because of this, purple or violent colored roses are associated with enchantment, desire, and love at first sight. This color of rose can also urge a recipient to proceed with caution.

Other Meanings of Roses

Different color combinations or kinds of roses also have special meanings. For example, combining red and white roses together in an arrangement symbolize unity, while red and yellow roses stand for happiness.

  • Different kinds of roses also have various meanings, depending on their size, number, and how open the blossom is:
  • Roses in full bloom symbolize gratitude.
  • A single rose, usually in red, is a way of expressing a continual love for someone, usually a romantic partner.
  • A bouquet of rose buds means young love, beauty, and youth.
  • The tea rose is often worn or used in floral arrangements as a sign of remembrance.
  • A rose without thorns represents love at first sight.

Roses are one of the most popular flowers in the world and are often studied for the various meanings assigned to different colors of roses. Each color and variation of rose has many different meanings, creating a vast number of messages that can be communicated without saying a word.

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