Red Rose Varieties – Choosing Red Roses For The Garden

by johnah on November 13, 2020

Red Rose Varieties – Choosing Red Roses For The Garden: What Are They?

There are several varieties of red roses, which have different characteristics. There are many kinds of red roses, but they all share some common features. Most of them are classified into two categories:

1) Dwarf or Smaller Red Roses (Dorothy, Rosette, Ruby, etc.


2) Medium to Large Red Roses (Rosary, Pink Lady, Hollyhock, etc.


The dwarf or smaller red roses are usually less than 1 foot tall and have small petals. These flowers tend to be fragrant and showy. They are often used for wedding bouquets.

Some of these flowers are:

• Dorothy (Dwarf Red Rose)

• Rosette (Small Red Rose)

• Ruby (Medium Red Rose)

The medium to large red roses are usually between 1 and 2 feet tall and have larger petals than the dwarf red roses. They also tend to be more fragrant and showy. These flowers are commonly used for wedding bouquets.

Some of these flowers are:

• Rosary (Medium Red Rose)

• Pink Lady (Large Red Rose)

Most red roses cost between $30 and $40 a piece. The most expensive red rose is the ‘The Jacquemont’, which costs around $100 a piece. Other than their size, the cost of a flower tends to also be affected by its fragrance.

The more fragrant the flower, the more it tends to cost.

These are the different varieties of red roses that you can choose from. Whichever one you decide on, it is sure to add beauty and romance to your wedding.

What Are The Different Types Of Red Roses With Pictures?

The different types of red roses with pictures can be difficult to tell apart if you do not know what you are looking for. Most flowers can be classified in more than one way. It all depends on what characteristics you find most important. It is a good idea to decide which characteristics are the most important before you do any classifying. That way you do not overlook anything.

Here are some of the different types of red roses that you will find:

1. Damask Roses: These roses have existed since ancient times and are probably the most common roses in the world.

They are characterized by their unique, repeating patterns.

2. Gallica Roses: These roses are actually the fruit of millennia of breeding between the ancient Damask Rose and another, yet unknown type of rose.

They are very hardy and disease resistant.

3. Modern Shaped Roses: These roses are a fairly recent invention, dating to about the mid 19th century.

They are characterized by their vivid colors and distinct shapes. Some common examples you might recognize are the cabbage leaf shape and the peony shape.

4. Old Garden Roses: These roses are descendants of the roses that were grown in royal English gardens in the 17th and 18th centuries.

They tend to have a more delicate appearance than other types of roses.

5. Reticulated Roses: Also known as hybrid teas, these roses are always created by human hand, never found “in the wild”.

They are characterized by their large heads and distinct veins throughout their petals.

6. Moss Roses: These roses are believed to be a hybrid between the Old Garden Rose and the Damask Rose.

They are characterized by their light colors, noticeable moss like coating on their petals and distinct leaves.

7. Tree Roses: Also known as shrub roses, these roses were created through years of human intervention starting with the Hybrid Tea Rose.

They are characterized by their distinct size and hardiness. Some examples you might recognize are the bowling ball and galloping giants.

Now that you know what types of roses you can have at your wedding, it is time to incorporate them into your wedding. Here are some suggestions on how to use them that I hope help you in your planning process.

Firstly, the most important thing about using roses at your wedding is to make sure that they are as fresh as possible. When you receive them, remove any foliage that isn’t attached to the roots and put the roots in a glass of water. You want to keep the roses as hydrated as possible before your wedding.

It might be a good idea to buy some sort of tin or container in which you can keep the roses in afterwards, because if you just put them in a vase they probably wont last more than a week or two.

Second, there are a variety of ways to incorporate roses into your wedding. My personal favorite is to have the aisle lined with two rows of alternating rose bushes, all with different varieties. After that, I would just have normal roses around the altar itself.

It should look very pretty and won’t really cost you that much to put together.

Thirdly, after the wedding you and your new husband can take the roses that lined the aisle and use them to make rosewater. All you need to do is basically boil the petals and water in a pot and then let it cool. Place a strainer over a large container and pour the liquid into it, discarding the petals.

After that, you can use it for hand washing, aromatherapy, or even cooking if used in small quantities. It should last for a long time so you don’t necessarily have to do it right away.

I sincerely hope this helps you with your wedding planning. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.

Good luck and congratulations once again.



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