Types of Roses by Name and Color

Rose bush

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There are many characteristics to consider when choosing the perfect rose for your landscape or garden. There is color, of course, but also fragrance, plant form, hardiness zone, and various growing characteristics, such as disease-resistance. And there are so many great varieties to choose from.

All roses listed are hardy to at least USDA plant hardiness zone 5. The following list of roses are categorized and described by the All American Rose Selections trials according to color and the following types:

  • Floribunda
  • Hybrid tea
  • Grandiflora
  • Shrub and landscape
  • Climber
  • Miniature
  • Tree
  • 01 of 16

    Orange Rose

    Orange roses
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    The "About Face" rose has a bicolored flower with long stems and rich green leaves. This orange rose's lighter color of deep golden yellow is carried on the inside of the petals with a darker bronzy orange-red backside.

    • Type: Grandiflora
    • Form: Full form, with a bush habit
    • Scent: Smells like "mild fresh apple"
    • Tolerances: Disease-resistant
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    Light Pink Rose

    Light pink roses
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    "Bonica" bears light pink roses on a shrubby bush.

    • Type: Shrub
    • Scent: No scent
    • Tolerances: Disease-resistant
  • 03 of 16

    Two-Tone Red Rose

    Two-tone rose petal picture. "Cherry Parfait" is a type of rose with two-tone petals.
    David Beaulieu

    "Cherry Parfait" features a two-tone petal color scheme with white petals edged with red (red is the dominant color from a distance). It has dark green leaves.

    • Type: Grandiflora
    • Form: Bush habit
    • Scent: Slight fragrance
    • Tolerances: Disease-resistant
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    Apricot Rose

    Picture of apricot rose. Teasing Georgia is called a yellow rose but may end up more apricot.
    David Beaulieu

    "Teasing Georgia" is advertised as a yellow rose but may end up looking more apricot in color. It is a repeat bloomer.

    • Type: Double, cupped flower
    • Form: Bush habit or short climber
    • Scent: Strong fragrance
    • Tolerances: Disease-resistant
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    Peach Rose

    Picture of peach rose. As the photo shows, the peach rose here is really a combination of colors (or
    David Beaulieu

    "Easy Does It" offers a combination of colors: orange, pink, and apricot. But the overall effect is peach with pink highlights. "Easy Does It" bears a double, ruffled flower.

    • Type: Floribunda
    • Form: Bush habit
    • Scent: Mild fruity fragrance
    • Tolerances: Disease-resistant
  • 06 of 16

    Crimson Rose

    Picture of a crimson rose. "Falstaff," a David Austin recommended variety, is a crimson color rose.
    David Beaulieu

    "Falstaff" is a crimson color, double bloom rose that is recommended by rose breeder David Austin. The David Austin Roses calls "Falstaff" one of the best crimson/purple roses it has bred so far.

    • Type: Grandiflora
    • Form: Bush habit
    • Scent: Strong fragrance
  • 07 of 16

    Apricot-Pink Rose

    Tahitian Sunset is an apricot-pink rose. This peach color hybrid tea exudes a licorice fragrance.
    David Beaulieu

    "Tahitian Sunset" is an apricot-pink bi-colored rose that is as colorful as its name. It has semi-glossy, dark green leaves.

    • Type: Hybrid tea variety
    • Form: Bush habit
    • Scent: Smells of anise
    • Tolerances: Disease-resistant
  • 08 of 16

    Coral Rose

    Picture of a coral-pink rose. "Rainbow Knock Out" is a single-blooming coral color rose.
    David Beaulieu

    "Rainbow Knock Out" is a single-blooming, but repeat blooming, coral-color rose. It starts out a deep coral-pink and ends light color to pink with a yellow center. The foliage is dark green and semi-glossy.

    • Type: Shrub
    • Form: Bush habit
    • Tolerances: Fully resistant to black spot, powdery mildew, and rust
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  • 09 of 16

    Red Rose

    Picture of red rose. "Interama" has a classic red rose color.
    David Beaulieu

    "Interama" has a classic red rose color. It has an average-size flower, about 3 inches in diameter, and flowers in clusters.

    • Type: Floribunda
    • Form: Bush habit
  • 10 of 16

    Yellow Rose

    Yellow rose picture. "Julia Child" is a yellow rose of the floribunda variety.
    David Beaulieu

    The "Julia Child" yellow rose was personally chosen by the award-winning chef with coloration she described as "butter gold." It has very shiny leaves.

    • Type: Floribunda
    • Form: Full form with a bush habit
    • Scent: Sweet smell of licorice
    • Tolerances: Disease resistant
  • 11 of 16

    Multi-Color Rose

    Picture of a multicolor rose. The "Mardi Gras" multicolor rose is a mix of orange and pink, with a b
    David Beaulieu

    The "Mardi Gras" multicolor rose has festive coloring that is a ​mix of orange and pink with a bit of yellow. The bloom begins as an apricot-orange bud that slowly spirals open to reveal a 4-inch bright pink and orange bloom with a yellow base. It has dark green leaves.

    • Type: Floribunda
    • Form: Bush habit, recommended for hedges
    • Scent: Peppery fragrance
    • Tolerances: Disease-resistant
  • 12 of 16

    Orangey-Red Rose

    Morden Fireglow has a rose color that's orangy (orangey) red. This orangy-red rose is a bush variety
    David Beaulieu

    "Morden Fireglow" is a brightly colored rose that is somewhere between orange and reddish in color. It has double, cupped flowers and matte (non-glossy leaves).

    • Type: Floribunda variety
    • Form: Bush habit
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  • 13 of 16

    Copper Rose

    The Pat Austin rose displays a coppery color. This copper color rose is a David Austin variety.
    David Beaulieu

    The copper-colored "Pat Austin" rose is one of the David Austin recommended varieties. It is named after David Austin's wife.

    • Type: Double, cupped bloom
    • Form: Bush habit
    • Scent: Tea-scented fragrance
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    Reddish-Purple Rose

    Picture of purplish-red rose. This purplish-red rose is named "Wild Blue Yonder."
    David Beaulieu

    "Wild Blue Yonder" starts out a mauve or reddish-purple (it is advertised as "lavender") and ends up with a deeper color. It never morphs into a true blue rose. It is a repeat bloomer.

    • Type: Grandiflora
    • Form: Bush habit
    • Scent: Double flower with a citrus fragrance
    • Tolerances: Disease-resistant
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    Medium Pink Rose

    Picture of Elle, a hybrid tea pink rose. "Elle" is a medium-pink rose.
    David Beaulieu

    "Elle" is a good choice for those seeking a happy medium between a shocking-pink rose and a pink rose with washed-out color. It is relatively compact for its class.

    • Type: Hybrid tea variety
    • Scent: Ever-blooming with a spicy fragrance
    • Tolerances: Above-average tolerance to mildews and black spot
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    Scarlet Rose

    Picture of scarlet color rose. Frankly Scarlet is the rose's name.
    David Beaulieu

    "Frankly Scarlet" belongs to the JP Ultimate Collection. It is a repeat bloomer with dark green leaves.

    • Type: Floribunda
    • Scent: Spicy fragrance