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The Best Orange Roses

By Bridget Kelly ; Updated September 21, 2017

Growing theme gardens is becoming a very popular hobby among gardeners. Color themes are especially fun. Orange flowers, mixed with yellows and reds, create a spectacular flame effect in the garden. Orange and purple roses can look stunning when grown together.

Shopping for orange rose bushes can be frustrating, as one person’s opinion of the color orange may not be yours. Orange roses range from shades of light apricot to a dark, almost red color.


Signora is a very hard-to-find, award-winning rose, but well worth the search. This hybrid tea rose’s blooms look like they are on fire and, as a bonus, they are extremely fragrant.


The Playboy rose is a floribunda that blooms profusely and continuously all season. The flowers are orange with bits of yellow and red. This variety of rose takes a bit of work, as it needs to be deadheaded (dead flowers removed) regularly throughout the season in order for it to continue to bloom.


This is another floribunda that blooms repeatedly in late spring and early summer. The plant is highly prized for its resistance to many rose diseases, such as black spot, mildew and rust. Westerland is an award-winning rose with flowers the color of apricots that are very highly-scented.


A floribunda rose with double blooms and a fruity scent, the Gingersnap rose grows in full sun to a height of 3 to 4 feet. The strong tangerine color of the flowers is a must for an orange-themed garden. Gingersnap is mainly grown in California where it is sold as a bare root.

Flora Danica

This is a very hardy hybrid tea rose that can be grown in USDA Zones 4a to 9b. It has double, soft orange-colored blooms that arrive in late spring and go until early fall. This is another disease-resistant rose. Flora Danica requires a mildly acidic soil.


About the Author


Based in the American Southwest, Bridget Kelly has been writing about gardening and real estate since 2005. Her articles have appeared at Trulia.com, SFGate.com, GardenGuides.com, RE/MAX.com, MarketLeader.com, RealEstate.com, USAToday.com and in "Chicago Agent" magazine, to name a few. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing.