7 Stunning Roses You Should Plant

When it comes to adding beauty and elegance to your garden or pot, nothing quite compares to the stunning roses available in the market. Here are 7 exquisite rose varieties that you should consider planting:

1. Koko Loko™

"MUST HAVE” NEUTRAL ROSE! Needing little introduction, Koko Loko™ is making a name for herself in gardens across America with her unique coloring of mocha brown with slight chocolate to lavender undertone. Her 4 ½” blossoms start as long, pointed buds and slowly open to gorgeous, vintage-looking, very full flowers with a moderate fragrance. Koko Loko™ is highly sought after and has pages upon pages of 5 star reviews. Truly a star of the garden!

Koko Loko

2. Louise Clements™

Louise Clements™ was rated by the American Rose Society ahead of 30 out of 33 David Austin English Roses for exhibition beauty. This rose has been receiving rave reviews since her introduction in 1996. Bred from Graham Thomas, her old-fashioned, fully double, English-style 4” blooms feature 70+ petals in an intense copper color unlike any other rose. When John Clements first saw the rare beauty and outstanding character of this rose, he knew he would name it for his wife, Louise. This plant is a continual blooming, upright bush with reddish stems and bronze-green foliage. We love Louise Clements™ for her incredible beauty and delightful fragrance.

Louise Clements™

3. James Galway®

James Galway® is the versatile Shrub or Climbing Rose you’ve dreamed of. David Austin describes him as "A superb large shrub with long, slightly arching, almost thorn-less growth". James Galway® is a tough, disease-free rose that is excellent for the back of a mixed border and can also be grown as a Climber topping out around 12’. His flowers are 4" across and full with over 100 petals shading to pale pink at the edges. He is a continuous bloomer with a delicious, old rose fragrance. Give James Galway® space and light and he will take off! Or keep him tidy and contained for an excellent, upright growing Shrub.

James Galway

4. Compassion®

Compassion® produces the most beautiful, large, fully double, 4” blooms in a lovely shade of apricot, copper and gold. The flowers are profuse and cascade down this continually blooming Climber. Compassion® can be grown as a Shrub if preferred. We love her for her marvelous honey and peach fragrance and we aren’t alone! Compassion® is one of the RNRS winners of the Edland Medal for fragrance. She is an excellent choice for the cutting garden.

5. The Impressionist™

MUST HAVE! Bred right here at Heirloom Roses, The Impressionist™ is a stunning apricot blended rose with fully double, 4" blooms of 100+ petals. Depending on the age of the bloom, expect to see a wide range of colors such as apricot, salmon, creamy pink, peach, coral, orange red, and gold. This Climber will train well on a trellis or fence topping out around 9-11’ tall and is perfect for a cut flower garden. We love her myrrh/old garden rose fragrance and unique, dark blue-green foliage. Check out all of The Impressionist’s™ amazing five star reviews and you’ll see why she easily wins Best in Show over and over again.

The Impressionist™

6. Moonlight in Paris™

Enjoy a romantic Moonlight In Paris™ with this rose in your garden. This lovely Shrub is loaded with romantic blooms that age from deep apricot with a gold center to light pink. She has a moderate, fruity and spice fragrance drifting from her old-fashioned and full cupped blooms that flower in small clusters. Expect Moonlight in Paris™ to bloom in flushes throughout the season.

Moonlight in Paris™

7. Frida Kahlo™

Looking for a unique rose? A true piece of art, the striking swirl of colors in Frida Kahlo™ intensifies as the flowers age, adding a red blush as the final touch. Her sweet, 3 ½” flowers are set in small clusters on a healthy, disease resistant plant with glossy foliage. Expect Frida Kahlo™ to bloom in flushes throughout the season.

Frida Kahlo

With these 7 stunning roses, you can create a beautiful and vibrant garden or pot that will be the envy of all your neighbors. Planting these roses will not only add beauty to your outdoor space but also bring joy and inspiration to your everyday life. If you are ever unsure if you have the necessary components for roses to thrive in your garden, check out this article to see if you have what you need for flourishing blooms and a successful garden.