Who doesn't love to receive a bouquet of beautiful roses? When we receive them we notice the colors and the perfume, and smile when we arrange them a vase. If you are a rose grower, however, the story is slightly different. The range of beautiful roses you can grow in your garden is truly astounding. Seriously, commercial roses are just so boring and bland compared to the stunningly beautiful roses you can grow for yourself.
1 Mint Julep Rose
There are some beautiful roses in unusual colors. This name is perfect for the colors.
2 Old Country Roses
These cultivars are known as a type called "cabbage roses." You can see why.
3 Irish Creme Roses
What a gloriously unusual color.
4 Osiria Rose
A stunning mix of blood red and silver white.
5 Tiffany Blue Rose
These would be perfect as the "something blue" in a bridal bouquet.
6 Martha Washington Rose
The colors of a sunset.
Am seriously loving this beautiful rose variety with its cherry red and creamy white.
8 Fire and Ice Roses
Another perfectly named rose variety.
They really do look good enough to eat. It's easy to see why these are nicknamed the milk chocolate roses.
10 Mawar Batik
You have to wonder how they come up with these new varieties.
This is one of the most gorgeous climbing varieties of rose.
12 Black Pearl
The black pearl has a very strong fragrance to go with that deep maroon color.
13 White Delight
The pale pink heart is so delicate.
14 Huntington Library
Sorry ladies, I don't know what this rose variety is called but it's so pretty I didn't want to leave it out.
15 Black Rose
Black roses are usually very, very dark shades of red or purple. This one is the darkest maroon.
16 Sterling Silver
Apparently lavender and lilac colored roses have the sweetest scents.
What this lacks in perfume is made up by a wonderful abundance of petals.
18 Walking on Sunshine
You'll get a bush carpeted with flowers if you grow this.
19 William Morris
Named after the British designer.
20 Maria Stern
The Maria Stern is a really hardy rose that can withstand sub zero temperatures.
21 Louise Odier
This variety was first cultivated back in 1851.
22 Rainbow Sherbet
This really does remind me of kali (kay-lye) - the British name for sherbet candy.
23 La Ville De Bruxelles
Roses are so associated with England but so many gorgeous rose varieties originate from France. Like this one, bred before 1837.
24 Claude Monet
As pretty as the impressionist pictures Monet painted.
25 Blue Girl
Such a delicate shade of blue.
26 Madame Isaac Pereire
There's a whole range of roses known as "Bourbon Roses," with the first being recorded in 1824.
27 New Dawn
Choose this rose variety if you want big pink climbing blooms.
28 Double Delight
A most glorious cherry red and custard cream. Dessert, anyone?
29 A Thing of Beauty
30 Honey Perfume
This one is an award winning floribunda.
31 Blue Rose
Again, no name found but who cares. It's fab-u-lous.
32 Amber Queen
Floribunda type roses are instantly recognizable for their ruffle-y petals.
33 Apricot Queen
So very pretty.
34 Isabel Renaissance
Can you beat a gorgeous red rose?
35 Purple Rose
There are very few times that Man can improve on Mother Nature but in some of the incredible rose cultivars, it's hard to argue that he hasn't done a bad job.
36 Queen of Sweden
Fresh and beautiful.
37 Just Joey
This extremely beautiful and unusually colored rose was voted The World's Favorite Rose in 1994 at Rose-world Convention in New Zealand
38 Single Bloom
I so wanted to know which variety of rose this is but couldn't find it. If anyone knows, please tell.
39 Green Roses
It's so frustrating to be unable to put a name to a rose, so I'll just have to satisfy myself with their beauty.
40 Coral Dawn
A stunning climbing rose.
41 Ferdinand Pichard
Another of the Bourbon Roses. We first saw this one in 1921.
The Juliet is well known for its large heads, peach shade, and fragrant smell.
43 St. Patrick
You may wonder why a rose called St. Patrick is yellow but its throat actually turns green.
44 Blue Nile
Blue Nile is a large Hybrid Tea type rose.
45 Fragrant Plum
Fragrant plum is an elegant member of the heirloom grandiflora varieties of roses.
46 Madame Plantier
This variety of showy white rose has been around since 1835.
47 Joseph's Coat
Superbly named for its varied hues.
48 Port Sunlight
Port Sunlight has a bold, contemporary, rich apricot coloring with a classic, rich, pure tea fragrance.
49 Cherry Parfait
Roses with flat open petals are called grandiflora roses.
You can see why this rose has won many international awards. It's a real show off color.
Beautifully named, Grace is an English rose with a strong, warm, sensuous fragrance.
52 Marquise Noire
These kinds of roses are created by purposely mixing blooms of different colors. They're collectively called striped roses.
53 Candy Stripe
A large showy hybrid tea rose with a mild scent.
54 Scepter'd Isle
Perfect for a cottage garden with its soft pink blooms and heady myrrh-like scent.
55 Tequila Sunrise
56 Champagne Wishes
Such a pretty name for a pretty flower.
57 Crown Majesty
Quote - "Unfurling its sharp regal petals, this magnificent EcoBlooms rose variety resembles a crown that could only be worn by Mother Nature herself."
58 JAQUELINE DU PRE
Named for the great cellist. What a fitting tribute.
59 Tahiti Sunrise
Wouldn't this just make you smile every time you saw it in your garden?
60 Princess Diana
Graceful, serene, and stunning. Just like the lady herself.
61 Abraham Derby
Imagine how many petals there actually are when the center is so closely packed as this.
62 Purple Roses
So dark, so moody, yet so gorgeous.
63 Peace Rose
Correctly called the Madame A. Meilland, the Peace rose has a special story. The rose was developed in the years 1935-1939 by Frenchman Francis Meilland. When he foresaw war coming he shipped cuttings to friends in various countries around the world so it would be safeguarded. After the war, a Peace rose was presented to each delegation at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations with the message "We hope the 'Peace' rose will influence men’s thoughts for everlasting world peace."
64 Princess Anne
A fairly new rose - bred in 2012 - by English rose breeder extraordinaire, David Austin and named to honor Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal.
65 French Lace
As delicate as its name suggests.
66 Fairy Rose
Such an abundance of small but perfectly formed blooms.
67 Deep Purple
Unlike other colors, ALL lavender and lilac roses are scented.
68 Remy Martin
That's a lovely deep apricot color.
69 Geoff Hamilton
This is named for a British man who was to gardening on TV and radio as Oprah is to US talk shows.
70 Brass Band
Quite a harsh sounding name for something so beauteous.
Love all the ruffles.
72 Marmalade Skies
Now that's what you call an apt name.
73 Halfeti Rose
Halfeti is a village in Turkey, the only place where "black" roses grow naturally. They are of course a deep, deep, dark crimson red. Original black rose varieties have been cultivated to produce examples like the one above.
74 Sterling Silver
Such a picture of health and beauty.
75 Mister Lincoln
A classic red hybrid tea rose. Mister Lincoln is known for its uniform color and extra strong fragrance. .
76 Teasing Georgia
Delicate but strong.
According to Wikipedia there are more than 100 species of rose and thousands of cultivars. That really should mean there's a rose variety that would suit you perfectly. Have you seen one in this list?
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