Depending upon whom you ask, the types of roses available could be classified in a number of ways. The lay person will be interested primarily in matters such as:
- Types of roses based on flower color
- Which bear flowers that are fragrant?
- Which plants are disease-resistant?
- Types of roses based on plant form (tree, bush or vine)
AARS (All-America Rose Selections) lists its types of roses as follows:
- Hybrid tea
- Shrub and landscape
"Landscape" roses are among the easiest to grow. An example is Candy Oh! Vivid Red.
The pictures in the photo gallery that follows provide examples of some of the types of roses available. Many are AARS picks; accordingly, the information supplied about them is based on AARS descriptions (when available), as well as from observation. Unless otherwise indicated, quotes come from AARS. My focus primarily is on color. But qualities other than color are also touched upon. All examples were found in zone 5, so the reader can assume a hardiness to at least that zone.
|Orange Rose||Picture of Light Pink Roses||Picture of Rose With Two-Tone Petals||Apricot Rose|
|Peach Rose Picture||Crimson Color Roses||Apricot-Pink Rose||Coral Rose Picture|
|Red Rose Picture||Yellow Rose||Multi-Color Rose||Picture of White Roses|