Different Types of Rose Flowers

Aromatic and attractive, roses include several different varieties. They are one of the oldest types of cultivated flower, and are popular in ornamental landscapes, according to Purdue University. From miniature tea roses and climbing flowers to large radiant blooms and shrubs, different types of rose flowers thrive throughout different parts of the world.

Black Jade

A deep-red variety of tea rose, black jade is stout and rounded, growing to about 24 inches. It produces long-stemmed miniature roses that get the "black jade" nickname because of the tips of the deep red, pointed petals. The fragrance, according to North Carolina University, is moderate in strength. Black jade makes an attractive cut flower for arrangements and bouquets, and grows vigorously in well-drained garden soil.


A variety of rose first cultivated in the early 1940s, Echo proves to be a tolerant and hardy shrub rose. The woody bush-like plant grows to about 3 feet, producing thin branches of deep green foliage. The flowers of the plant are double-cupped, frilly and wide-opening. They vary in color from white to deep pink and peach. Although Echo doesn't produce a strong fragrance, the blossoms of this shrub rose are attractive enough to include in a lightly maintained home landscape. The plant notoriously thrives in poor soil conditions, making it easy to thrive in a carefree environment.

Zephirine Drouhin

First cultivated in the 1800s, the Zephirine Drouhin, or Charles Bonnet, rose grows as a hardy climbing or pillar rose plant. It thrives in partial to full shade, making it an excellent rose choice for a moist, shaded, English cottage environment. It produces deep green serrated leaves that are prone to black spots, or rose mildew. The blooms of this climbing rose variety are loose, double cupped and frilly around the edges. The loose cup of the blossoms allow for the fuzzy center of the flower to become exposed for pollination. The deep pink petals of the Zephirine Drouhin rose produce a rich, strong and sweet fragrance.

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