Types of Roses

Roses are the best means to express our feelings since time immemorial. Indeed, it is a flower for everyone; a friend gifts a yellow rose to convey gratitude to another friend or a lover presents a red rose to simply express his love. Consequently, rose is the most sold flower worldwide. More than 100 species of rose are identified, out of which some are popularly grown in pots and home garden. If you are interested in growing roses and are planning to try your hands on it, read this article to get an idea on the different types of roses.

Different Types of Roses

Be it the shape, size, color, blooming form or growing habit, the variability of roses cannot match with any other flower species. In terms of colors of roses, you can find white, pink, yellow, orange, shades of blue and black. Even there are different types of red roses, which vary in the color shade, number of petals and bloom shape. Frankly speaking, there is no other flower that is as diverse as a rose. Mention below is a list of rose types, which you can consider while selecting for your flower garden:

China Rose: Fill your garden from summer through late autumn with light fragrant, pink colored blooms by growing china rose. After opening, a china rose darkens, instead of fading its color like other roses. It cannot tolerate very cold temperatures, hence make sure you check the growing conditions prior to introducing it in your garden.

Climbing Rose: Climbing type of rose is very hardy and suitable for planting near fences and trellis. If left uncontrolled, the plant can reach a height of more than 20 feet. You can select one time blooming or repeated blooming variety. Climbing rose is not a true vine and you need to manually tie the stem to a supporting structure.

Damask Rose: A type of old garden rose, damask is popular for its strong fragrance, and vicious thorns present in the stems and underneath the leaves. Some cultivars of damask bloom once in a year, while others flower repeatedly. Damask rose is found in white, pink and red colors.

Floribunda Rose: This type of rose is delicate and borne singly or in clusters, as per the cultivar. Some varieties are excellent for planting wet climatic conditions. The most peculiar character of floribunda rose is its non-stop flowering during the growing season. Floribundas are best suited for planting in pots and as borders in flower beds.

Grandiflora Rose: Another popular garden rose variety is grandiflora that blooms continuously during the flowering months. The plant is tall and bears blooms in clusters. The growth habit and planting requirements of grandiflora are very similar to hybrid tea rose, except the flower size is larger in this type.

Hybrid Tea Rose: A widely cultivated fragrant and large variety of rose, hybrid tea grows to a height of about 2 meters. Each rose bloom is supported by a long and straight stem, which makes it an excellent cut flower. You can plant white, yellow, orange, pink, red, lavender and multicolored hybrid tea variety.

Miniature Rose: As the name suggests, miniature rose is small type, with plant growing to a height of 1 – 1½ feet. The blooms are variant colored and tiny, with some species measuring only ½ an inch diameter. Miniature rose grows well in pots and containers.

Provence Rose: Also known as cabbage rose, you can easily identify a provence rose from its rich fragrance and numerous petals that are arranged in globular shape. The plant is shrubby and grows to about 2 m height. Provence rose is also cultivated on a large scale for extraction of rose oil.

Shrub Rose: If you have little time for growing and caring for rose bushes, then select shrub rose (or landscape rose). In comparison to other modern rose varieties, it requires less care and maintenance, but fills the yard with a heady fragrance and vivid colored blooms. Another advantage of shrub rose is repeated flowering, which is not so in case of a hybrid tea type.

Tree Rose: The growth habit of this rose type is more or less similar to the regular tree. It has a trunk like stem that bears flowers at the top branches. Most hobbyists prefer growing tree roses as a background to other potted flowers in the garden. In contrary to this rose type, there are also ground cover rose variety that hardly grows up to 1 foot, but spreads to large areas.