Guide to Roses

Harrison's Guide to Roses

I have been asked numerous times what each color of rose means.  Hopefully this chart will assist you in picking the correct rose for the perfect occasion.  Rose colors vary by growing area, time of year, local weather conditions and even climate variations within the same growing area.  There are thousands of color variations in almost every hue; surprisingly, there is even some variation of color within the same rose variety  This guide to provided to give you a general sampling of many varieties which are popular today. 

Red Roses: symbolic of love and respect


Many exciting red roses are available from the very dark Cara Mia, large-flowered Madame Delbard, bright red Kardinal to strawberry red Preference.


Dark Pink Roses: symbolic of thankfulness

Choose from several shades of dark pink poses from the hot pink Laser to the dark pink Prive and the medium pink variety, Diplomat.

Pale Pink Roses: symbolic of grace and joy

Among the varieties of delicate pink roses are the softly shaded Kalinka, delicately colored Dolores, true pink Vivaldi and the favorite Bridal Pink


Yellow Roses: symbolic of joy and friendship

Many shades of yellow roses are available from the large-blossomed Aalsmeer Gold, medium-sized Golden Emblem to the spray rose, Rhumba.


Orange Roses:  symbolic of fascination

Roses in brilliant oragne are a delight to the eye including these... brightly-colored Belinda, shocking orange Lambada and apricot-hued Pareo.




Pale Peach Roses: symbolic of modesty

Soft peach hues are a delightful color gaining in popularity.  Choose the very popular Osiana, the palest peach Champagne or the spray rose,  Porcelina.


White Roses: symbolic of innocence and secrecy

White roses are a pure and elegant symbol of caring  Try the true white Escimo, the purest white Tinek and an old favorite, Bridal White.




Coral Roses: symbolic of desire

The coral/peach rose family has several popular varieties including the world favorite Sonia, peach-washed Kyria and peach/pink bi-color Harmony.