Favorite Roses from around the World


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Roses are renowned for being one of the most popular flowers in the World and with the hundreds and hundreds of different varieties such as climbing, rambling, hybrid teas, shrubs, thorn-less and miniatures to choose from - there is always a rose that will suit any garden style and be a stunning sight to behold.

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So as many of us are rose lovers and we all live in different parts of the World - whether you are growing roses in your garden or wanting to or even just love receiving them in bouquets - this is the place to share your favorite roses - you never know - your choice may well inspire someone else to grow your favorite.

I have hundreds of favorites - which would probably overload the page if I posted them all at once - so here are just a few of my favorites - some of which are fairly rare

Deep Secret

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Perfect Moment

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Camille Pissaro

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Parfum de Grasse

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Black Baccara

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Please add your favorites and help to make this a long and informative thread that will inspire others :)
 
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I love this thread, Gata Montes:D. Like I already mentioned (more than once, I know:p ) roses are my favorite plants! I find them the most beautiful and fascinating. They look gorgeous and smell heavenly. They're perfect. I dream of a rose garden:love:

Here are some of my favorite varieties:

White O'Hara



Mythos



Augusta Luise

 
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Those are absolutely gorgeous roses! I planted my very first rose bush this weekend, but it doesn't have leaves or flowers yet. I remember when I was younger, my grandmother had the most beautiful rose garden full of colors that I have not seen since. That very dark purple/black rose is my favorite! I wonder where you get those?
 
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claudine, - thank you - I somehow thought you might, especially as I know you love :love: roses just as much as I do :D
and am sure that we are all going to get a great deal of enjoyment from seeing other peoples favorites as well as posting many of our own :)

Love your pictures and particularly like " Augusta Luise " - its such a lovely color :)

Here are a few of my bi-color favorites which although fairly rare are available and can be bought or ordered from good roses suppliers - but I especially like them - as no one flower is ever the same as the other :cool:

Acapulco

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Claude Monet

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Broceliande

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Those are absolutely gorgeous roses! I planted my very first rose bush this weekend, but it doesn't have leaves or flowers yet. I remember when I was younger, my grandmother had the most beautiful rose garden full of colors that I have not seen since. That very dark purple/black rose is my favorite! I wonder where you get those?

The dark rose you mention - Black Baccara - although fairly rare and in much demand from florists around the World - is available but if you want to buy one - you normally have to order it a year in advance as there are only a certain amount of plants available each year.
 
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Acapulco rose is stunning!
Claude Monet looks exactly like my miniature two-colored rose. I'm wondering if it's a coincidence. Maybe my rose is a miniature version of Claude Monet?:)

Here are two beauties:

Faith



Blue Bird (such a cute name for a rose!)

 
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Oh I love lilac colored roses too Claudine and you are right - " Blue Bird " is a lovely name for a rose

Here are few of my favorite lilac beauties

Twice in a Blue Moon

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Paradise

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Blue Moon

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Sweet Intoxication

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This is a wonderful thread and so many beautiful roses.

So hard to have a special favourite.

I shall add photos later
 
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Gata Montes - yes, lilac colored roses are stunning. They look very romantic. I love "Blue Moon"!
Scotkat - I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures!:) And I couldn't agree more, it's so hard to pick one favorite variety!

Here is a lovely rose:
"Carrousel"

 
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Wow now this is so beautiful Claudine.

This one is The Wedding Day
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I love it! :DWhite roses are my favorite flowers, I adore them. Also, "The Wedding Day" is such a sweet and romantic name, it's perfect:love:

This is "Albertine", it looks so lush:

 
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Scotkat - thank you for your photo and think " wedding day " is beautiful :)

claudine - I love " Albertine " and remember it well - especially as it was a favorite of my Grandfathers and he used have quite few of these roses climbing over outbuildings and around tree stumps :)

As we moving more into pinkish colors - here are a few pink beauties well worth looking out for

Pink Promise

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Moonstone

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and the fairly rare Marylou Whitney

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"Moonstone" is one of the prettiest roses that I've ever seen! It looks very feminine:)
How do you feel about yellow roses? I love them, even though it's not my favorite color. Somehow, yellow roses always make me think of spring.

This is "Creme de la Creme"



 
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" Creme de la Creme " is a lovely a rose and such a lovely name too :)

Although I'm like you Claudine and love all colors of roses - when planted in my own garden I prefer the brighter deeper shades - as due to the strong light that we have here - the lighter shades tend to pale into insignificance :( but have to agree with you - that yellow roses of all shades always make you think of spring - because they definitely do - but to be honest I love seeing them at any time of the year - especially as they always look so fresh and bright - just like these

Midas Touch

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Gina Lollobrigida

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All so pretty .

I like Albertine as my late Dad was called Bert I have been looking for a fuchsia called Albertina but as he adored his roses in his garden Albertine would be just perfect if I could grow in a pot as I have no more room for climbers.
 
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The name "Albertine" reminds me of Proust. I'm in love with his novels!:love:
Gata Montes, both of these roses are so pretty! I understand why you prefer more intense colors. I'm the opposite though, I've always loved very pale flowers:)
White roses are my favorite:love:
"Tibet" is the most gorgeous:

 
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All so pretty .

I like Albertine as my late Dad was called Bert I have been looking for a fuchsia called Albertina but as he adored his roses in his garden Albertine would be just perfect if I could grow in a pot as I have no more room for climbers.

I have to agree with you that " Albertine " would be a beautiful rose to plant in memory of your father - especially as I too am very fond of this rose - because it reminds me of my grandfather - who used to grow it over outbuildings and all kinds of garden structures - as well as let in trail down banks and steep slopes :)

However, much as I love this rose - it does require a lot room - and although I'm thinking that confining it to a pot might well help contain its spread somewhat - am not altogether sure how well it would work - as it is an extremely vigorous grower and very quickly reaches well over 30 ft in each direction.

Although it may well start off looking neat and tidy like this

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it very quickly becomes this

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which is then quickly followed by - something like double the size of the rose in this last picture - but unfortunately I haven't been able to find a picture of one that big - in order to show you how large it can get.

The other alternative if you haven't got any more room for a climber - is perhaps to let it scramble down a slope or along the ground :)
 
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Claudine - Although I've just said that I much prefer to see deeper brighter shades in my garden - I have to admit to being quite taken by " Tibet " as its really quite striking and a such beautiful shape too :)

How about what I call white roses with a hint of a tint - I love them - as they are not quite as stark as pure white and particularly ones like these

Sweet Spotlight

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French Lace

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Pascali
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A Whiter Shade of Pale

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My favorite though is the last one - A Whiter Shade of Pale :)
 
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I love French Lace, both its name and its colors are absolutely gorgeous:love:. I wish there was a miniature version of this rose, I'd gladly grow it. A Whiter Shade of Pale looks like a rose from a fairy tale, it's so beautiful and delicate!:love:
As for Albertine, I like how wild it looks in the second picture that you posted. It's messy, but it's also quite artistic:D

This is Free Spirit:





It looks magical, doesn't it?
 
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Claudine - I'm somehow feel sure that there is a miniature rose - that looks very similar to French Lace - its just that at this very moment in time - I can't for the life of me remember what its called - but as soon as I remember - will search it out for you - and yes I would definitely agree - A Whiter Shade of Pale is just the most perfect of roses - I love it and its very much a favorite of mine :)

Just love the vibrant colors of " Free Spirit " - they are truly amazing - like the name too :D and have a few more yellow pink tinged stunners here

Caribia

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Pullman Orient Express

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Heart of Gold

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