27 Stunning Pink Rose Varieties For Your Garden

Considering adding pink roses to your garden this season, but aren't sure which ones to choose? Roses offer a dazzling array of pink shades ranging from charming and sweet to deep and romantic. In this article, we look at our favorite pink rose varieties, with names and pictures of each!

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Pink roses are a classic choice for your garden. Soft pink climbing roses provide a beautiful backdrop for your brighter annuals, while flashier hot pink blooms steal the show all on their own. No matter the look you want to achieve, there’s a pink rose to fit the vision you have for your garden.

With over 150 species and 30,000 rose varieties worldwide, the choices can be overwhelming. We’ve simplified it for you by listing some of the prettiest pink roses. Choose one (or many!) that fits your style, growing zone, and desired level of maintenance to find your perfect match

If you’ve decided to add some pink or magenta roses to your garden this season, you’ve made a great choice! These pink blooming shrubs and vining plants will beautify your garden and provide gorgeous cut flowers to bring inside. Let’s take a closer look at our favorite pink roses, with names and pictures of each!

‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’

Close-up of a blooming rose Rosa 'Princess Alexandra of Kent' in a garden against dark green foliage. The leaves are compound, pinnate, oval, dark green with serrated edges. The bud is spherical in shape, warm pink petals form a ball with a covered center, they are bent to the center of the flower.
‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’ is a stunning rose variety that produces warm pink, lemon-scented, cupped flowers.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Geographic Origin: David Austin, United Kingdom
  • Plant Size: 5’ – 4’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun-Part Shade
  • Plant Zone: 4- 11

‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’, a David Austin Rose, is a stunning option. This variety offers warm pink, unusually large, cupped blooms perfect for cutting. They have a wonderful lemony, tea rose scent. 

Princess Alexandra blooms continuously from spring through frost. The attractive round shrub tolerates part shade, making it a versatile choice for gardeners with limited space.

Princess Alexandra has ravishing Old English good-looks and modern hardiness. This tough shrub will survive winter freezes and snow beautifully. Awarded “Best Shrub Rose” in the 2012 Portland Rose Trials, ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’ is a reliable choice. Ideal in containers, but also beautiful in mixed borders.

‘Apricot Drift’

Close-up of a blooming Rosa 'Meimirrote' bud against a blurred green background. The bud is terry, cupped, consists of many ideal pale pink petals with a warm apricot hue arranged in several rows in a circle.
‘Apricot Drift’ produces light pink, apricot-hued double flowers that will add color to your garden.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Meimirrote’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Meilland, France
  • Plant Size: 1.5’ – 2.5’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 4- 11

Don’t be confused by the name. The ‘Apricot Drift’ Rose is light pink, with just a touch of warm apricot. This groundcover rose is smothered in clusters of small, double pink roses, ideal for adding bursts of color to small garden spaces and walkways.

These charming miniature shrubs are excellent for beginners and require very little care. They will bloom their hearts out all summer long.

If you are a lazy gardener and forget to deadhead them, they’ll even form beautiful rose hips in the fall!

‘New Dawn’

Close-up of a flowering Rosa 'New Dawn' bush against a blue sky and green leaves. 6 beautiful delicate flowers grouped in threes on long stems covered with thorns. The flowers are semi-double, lush, pale pink with golden stamens in the center. The petals are slightly twisted inside. The leaves are pinnately compound with oval leaflets with sharp teeth.
‘New Dawn’ is a gorgeous rose variety that blooms from spring to frost with pale ruddy flowers.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘New Dawn’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Dreer, United States
  • Plant Size: 10’ – 15’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun-Part Shade
  • Plant Zone: 6- 11

If you want to create a romantic atmosphere in your garden, ‘New Dawn’ is the rose for you. Train this Hall of Fame winner over an arch and you have an instant fairy tale! But be forewarned, this 10 to 15 ft. climber is vigorous. Make sure you have adequate space for its long canes and abundance of silvery, pale blush-colored blooms.

‘New Dawn’ is a repeat bloomer, flowering in flushes from spring through frost. It has a delicate, fresh fragrance. It also boasts excellent disease resistance.

 Its blousy, pale pink flowers are unlikely to disappoint. In 1997, this variety won “World’s Most Popular Rose” at The World Convention of Rose Societies.

‘Colette’

Close-up of a blooming 'Meiroupis' rose flower against a blurred background of dark green foliage. Deep-cupped bud shape consisting of pale pink almost peach petals forming a ball with a covered center. The petals are slightly tousled at the edges.
‘Meiroupis’ is a disease-resistant rose variety with delightful pale pink to peach double flowers with high fragrance.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Meiroupis’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Meilland, France
  • Plant Size: 8’ – 10’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 5- 10

If ‘New Dawn’ sounds a bit too robust for you, consider the charming ‘Colette’. ‘Colette’ is a slightly smaller climber at 8-10 ft., loaded with dainty, coral-pink frilly blooms. This delightful rose offers an old-fashioned look and modern disease resistance.

‘Colette’ will repeat bloom throughout the summer and is best planted where it can grow up a trellis or wall. Choose ‘Colette’ and you will be rewarded with highly fragrant, damask-scented blooms all season.

‘Flower Carpet Pink’

Close-up of a flowering Rosa 'Noatraum' bush in a sunny garden. About 4-5 blooming flat buds with wide open petals, slightly concave in the center. The petals are bright pink with white towards a golden center. Many red unopened buds grow among dark green, oval leaves with serrated edges.
‘Flower Carpet Pink’ is a hardy rose variety producing attractive bright pink flowers from spring until the first frost.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Noatraum’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Werner Noack, Germany
  • Plant Size: 2’-4’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 4-10

As its name suggests, ‘Flower Carpet Pink’ will carpet your garden with an abundance of pink flowers, no deadheading necessary. It’s a bolder groundcover choice. The flowers, which appear in bursts of 20+plus all over the shrub, are an eye-catching hot pink.

‘Flower Carpet Pink’ is hardy and disease resistant. It is the perfect shrub if you’re looking for a low-maintenance rose garden or hedge. Plant a few of these in a row, water them regularly, and you’ll be treated to consistent pink blooms from spring through frost.   

‘Wildeve’

Close-up of a blooming 'Wildeve' rose bush in full sun in a garden. The buds are large, globose, double, consisting of pale pink with apricot tint petals and creamy white outer petals. Petals tightly cover the center of the flower. The leaves are glossy, dark green with smooth edges.
‘Wildeve’ is a shade-tolerant shrub with rosette-shaped, apricot-hued pale pink flowers.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Wildeve’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder:David Austin, United Kingdom
  • Plant Size: 4’ – 5’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun-Partial Shade
  • Plant Zone: 5- 11

Perhaps you don’t have a great sunny spot for your rose. Maybe you want a special-looking bloom. Enter ‘Wildeve’, a shade-tolerant beauty with rosette-shaped, quartered blooms (meaning the bloom’s petals are divided into 4 distinct sections).

‘Wildeve’ is a pale, apricot-tinged pink with creamy white outer petals. This hardy shrub is known for being healthy and easy to care for. Its blooms are lightly scented.

Successful in a wide range of zones, this English shrub rose is an underrated, good bet for anyone looking for a graceful pink addition to their garden.

‘Carefree Wonder’

Close-up, side view, blooming double bright pink rose flower 'Meipitac' against a blurred background of blooming roses and green foliage. Lush cup-shaped bud, consists of bright pink petals with a lighter underside. The leaves are dark green, alternate and pinnately compound with oval leaflets with serrated edges.
‘Carefree Wonder’ blooms with charming double hot pink flowers from June until frost.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Meipitac’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Meilland, France
  • Plant Size: 3’ – 4’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun to part shade
  • Plant Zone: 4- 9

‘Carefree Wonder’ has double-blooms with unique coloring. Plant a few of these landscape roses to cover your garden with lush bright pink, cupped blooms with a white reverse.

‘Carefree Wonder’ delivers on its promise; you won’t need to baby it with extra fertilizer or pruning. This variety will bloom from June through frost even if you neglect it a bit once established.

‘Carefree Wonder’ is a showy head-turner all summer long. It will develop lovely orange rose hips in the fall, adding another season of interest to your garden.

‘Rosa Woodsii’

A close-up of an incredibly beautiful 'Woodsii' rose flower blooming surrounded by green foliage in full sun. The open bud consists of 5 single pale pink petals and bright yellow stamens in the center. The leaves are dark green, pinnate, oval with serrated edges.
‘Rosa Woodsii’ is a wild rose with lovely small flowers in shades of pink and purple.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Woodsii’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Native to Western North America
  • Plant Size: 4’ – 5’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun- part shade
  • Plant Zone: 3-8

If you love roses but want to plant a native garden, you have some beautiful options! In the western US, check out ‘Rosa Woodsii’. This wild rose has 5 single petals in an open bloom. This simple form is the easiest for pollinators to access.

‘Rosa Woodsii’ has cute, small blooms that can be found in varying shades of pink and violet. It is perfect for creating woodland and cottage gardens. This native shrub will grow in a wide variety of conditions and will even tolerate drought once established.

This variety blooms from May to early July. Its blooms are followed by a profusion of orange-red hips that decorate the bush into fall and provide nourishment for wildlife.

‘Rosa Woodsii’ can spread into thickets, so make sure to prune as needed to control its size. For gardeners who want to support native bees, ‘Rosa Woodsii’ is the perfect pink choice.

‘Kiss Me Kate Arborose’

Top view, close-up of a lush bright pink 'Kornagelio' rose bud against a blurred background of bright green foliage. A hemispherical bud with densely placed petals covering the center of the flower. The leaves are oval, dark green with serrated edges.
‘Kiss Me Kate Arborose’ is a hardy climber producing deep pink flowers with a fruity scent.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Kornagelio’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Kordes, Germany
  • Plant Size: 8’-10’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Plant Zone: 5- 10

‘Kiss me Kate’ is an ideal pink climber for beginners. It’s hardy, resistant to disease, and simple to train up a trellis or fence.

This rose’s color is striking, with rich pink classically-shaped blooms. ‘Kiss me Kate’ is perfect for cutting, and has quartered flowers on long stems. Its fruity fragrance will perfume your room when brought inside.

If you want to look like you know what you’re doing in your garden without the extra effort, plant ‘Kiss me Kate’ in front of your fence and wait for the compliments!

‘Queen Elizabeth’

A close-up of a pink Rosa 'Queen Elizabeth' flower against a blurred dark green background. The goblet shape of the bud, the inner petals are folded to form a cone. The petals are bright pink, rounded, slightly wavy along the edges, arranged in several rows.
‘Queen Elizabeth’ is a stunning variety of pink roses with large bright pink flowers that captivate with their appearance.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Queen Elizabeth’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Dr. Walter Lammerts, United States
  • Plant Size: 4’-6’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 6- 11

Though many initially purchase this stunning Grandiflora to honor its namesake, they are soon delighted by its myriad virtues. ‘Queen Elizabeth’ merits a place in any garden for its large, clear pink flowers and unfussy habit.

Once voted “World’s Favorite Rose”, ‘Queen Elizabeth’ repeat flowers all season long and is difficult to kill. It’s classified as a Grandiflora, meaning it has long-stemmed, large clusters of blooms great for cutting. With a tall, upright growth habit, ‘Queen Elizabeth’ makes a great choice for the back of the border.

‘The Fairy’

Close-up of a large flowering bush Rosa 'The Fairy' in the garden. Lots of small, double, pom-pom, soft pink buds surrounded by long, branched green stems.
‘The Fairy’ produces small soft pink double pompon buds.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘The Fairy’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: J.A. Bentall, United Kingdom
  • Plant Size: 2’ – 4’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 5- 11

It’s true. ‘The Fairy’ creates that magic garden feeling. If you want to evoke an enchanting ambience, consider this rose with an abundance of tiny pink pompon flowers in sprays all along the shrub.

‘The Fairy’ looks delicate, but don’t be fooled. This shrubby perennial rose variety belongs to the Polyantha class of roses, known for being sturdy and disease free. This dwarf shrub works beautifully in mass plantings or cascading from containers.

Plant ‘The Fairy’ in full sun and enjoy its light apple scent all summer. Perhaps this will be the start of your own garden fairy tale? 

‘Oso Easy Pink Cupcake’

Close-up of a bunch of bright pink 'Chewallbell' roses against a blurred background of green foliage in a sunny garden. The buds are small, double, cupped, bright pink with open yellow cents.
‘Oso Easy Pink Cupcake’ is a repeat flowering and disease-resistant variety with bright pink flowers with open yellow centers.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Chewallbell’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Christopher Warner, United Kingdom
  • Plant Size: 2’– 4’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 4-9

Plant Pink Cupcake and rose growing will be oh so easy! This landscape variety requires no winter protection, has high disease resistance, and will produce up to 150 blooms in one season!

‘Oso Easy Pink Cupcake’ is a small bush rose that reblooms consistently. It has glossy dark-green foliage. Its abundant blooms are bright pink with open yellow centers, attracting bees and other pollinators. 

This beauty is an extremely versatile option. Plant 3-5 along a border to create a path bursting with color, or put one in a container on your patio. You can’t go wrong with ‘Oso Easy Pink Cupcake’.

‘Sweet Sunblaze’

A close-up of a blooming rose bush ‘Meitonje’ in the garden. The flowers are goblet, double, consist of soft pink petals slightly wavy at the edges. Many unopened buds grow on a bush.
‘Sweet Sunblaze’ is a vigorous rose that produces double soft pink flowers with graceful wavy petals.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Meitonje’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Meilland, France
  • Plant Size: 15”-18”
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 5- 11

‘Sweet Sunblaze’ offers all the classic beauty of a true pink rose in a miniature package. Part of Star ® Roses and Plants Bloomables series, this tiny dazzler will only grow up to 18 inches tall.

‘Sweet Sunblaze’ is a vigorous rose, covered in cheerful blush-colored double blooms. Its tiny stature makes it just right for planting in containers to brighten your patio, but works equally well tucked into flower beds for a sweet touch of pink.

When fully open, the flowers of ‘Sweet Sunblaze’ have a gorgeous wavy look with a charm all their own. This rose is truly easy-care. Plant it for yourself, or give it as a gift to a lucky loved one!

‘Princess Anne’

Close-up of a blooming Rosa 'Princess Anne' shrub with gorgeous lush hot pink flowers. The buds are large, double, with densely planted petals covering the center of the flower and with larger and rounded petals along the edge of the flower.
‘Princess Anne’ produces unusual lush purple flowers that fade to pink over time.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Princess Anne’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: David Austin, United Kingdom
  • Plant Size: 4’ – 4.5’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun-Part Shade
  • Plant Zone: 4- 11

Another breathtaking rose from David Austin, ‘Princess Anne’ almost glows in the garden. Its unusual, fluffy blooms are magenta, fading to pink over time. This shallow-cupped, frilly variety will catch the eye of guests to your garden. Once they approach, they’ll come closer to inhale the flowers’ rich tea scent.

‘Princess Anne’ can thrive in traditional garden borders, but also in part shade and containers. It is a bushy shrub with glossy, rich green leaves. Plant this rose with dark purple salvia for a gorgeous complementary palette.

‘Earth Angel’

A close-up of a blooming 'Earth Angel' rose flower surrounded by glossy, dark green foliage against a blurred background. The bud is large, peony-shaped, consists of densely planted petals well hiding the center of the flower. The petals are soft pink with more intense pink petals in the center.
‘Earth Angel’ is a peony rose with romantic creamy pink flowers with darker pink centers and a delightful peony scent.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Earth Angel’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Kordes, ,Germany
  • Plant Size: 4’ – 5’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 5-9

Attention, peony lovers! What if I told you there was a flower with a similar bloom shape, romantic appeal and delicious fragrance of a peony that bloomed all summer? Let us introduce you to ‘Earth Angel’. This dreamy variety is a Floribunda (meaning a Polyantha Hybrid Tea Cross, producing abundant flowers on a hardy shrub).

‘Earth Angel’ is part of Kordes Parfuma® series, featuring roses with intense fragrance and exceptional health. Its romantic, perfectly-cupped buds could be mistaken for a peony to the untrained eye. Its fragrance is exceptional, with notes of lemon, apple, and raspberry.

What truly makes this rose special is its color. ‘Earth Angel’ has creamy white petals with deep pink centers, gradually opening to a pale shell pink upon full bloom. As each rose unfurls on its own time, the overall impression is a delicate dance of shades of pink and ivory throughout the shrub.

‘Eden’

Side view, close-up of a soft pink 'MEIviolin' rose flower against a blurred background of green foliage. The bud is large, double, peony-shaped, pale pink in color with more intense pink petals in the center of the flower. The tips of the petals are slightly curved outwards.
‘Eden’ is an incredibly beautiful variety of roses blooming with pale pink double flowers similar to peonies.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘MEIviolin’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Meilland, France
  • Plant Size: 6’-10’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 5-10

Take the romance of ‘Earth Angel’, kick it up a few notches and 5 feet, and you’ve got ‘Eden’. Eden’s blooms have a similar peony shape and intriguing multicolor effect, in a slightly more vivid palette.

Another important difference is the plant’s size. ‘Eden’ is a strong climber, and will need lots of space and support to grow in your garden. Be prepared with a sturdy trellis, arbor, or wall to show off its nonstop blooms.

Both ‘Earth Angel’ and ‘Eden’ offer a sophisticated, subtle approach to pink in the garden. If you normally tend toward neutrals, one of these two beauties might be just the touch of color to bring your garden to life.

‘Zéphirine Drouhin’

Close-up of two bright pink Rosa 'Zephirine Drouhin' flowers with bright green oval leaves with serrated edges against a blurred background. The flowers are covered with small drops of water. Large terry buds of bright pink color with wavy petals slightly curved outward revealing the golden center of the flower.
‘Zéphirine Drouhin’ is a lush pink-flowered vine that can provide a gorgeous floral backdrop in your garden.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Zephirine Drouhin’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Bizot, France
  • Plant Size: 12’ – 20’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun-Part Shade
  • Plant Zone: 6- 11

For fans of lush, rich color and style, Old Bourbon Rose ‘Zéphirine Drouhin’ will fit the bill. Old Bourbon Roses originally came from the island of Réunion in the 1800s. They’re characterized by big, double blooms and lavish fragrance.

‘Zéphirine Drouhin’ is a large climber with continual flushes of vivid pink flowers. It provides a gorgeous backdrop when trained along an arch or along a stone wall. A huge perk: Zephirine is nearly thornless, making it a no-brainer for high traffic areas and families with children. 

Being an older variety, ‘Zéphirine Drouhin’ doesn’t have the disease resistance of more modern varieties. It’s still a hardy shrub, but plant it in well-drained soil and be on the lookout for signs of stress.

Prune and discard any affected foliage (discolored, spotted, mildewed) whenever you spot it. ‘Zéphirine Drouhin’ will appreciate the attention and bloom repeatedly throughout the season.

‘Tiffany’

Top view, close-up of blooming 'Tiffany' roses against a blurred background of green foliage. The buds are medium in size, double, goblet-shaped with bright pink petals that have a yellow tint at the base, giving the flower an unusual glow.
‘Tiffany’ produces delightful fragrant pink roses with a delicate yellow glow at the base.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Tiffany’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Lindquist, United States
  • Plant Size: 4’ – 5’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 8- 11

If your goal is to grow perfumed pink roses for cut bouquets, ‘Tiffany’ will be a winner. This rose is a hybrid tea, the cultivar many imagine when they envision a rose. It has long, graceful stems, each ending in a large, heavily scented bloom.

Tiffany’s classically shaped cool pink blooms will bring an air of mid-century glamor to your garden. Each petal has a touch of yellow at the base, making it appear to glow from the inside. This pink bombshell was named for the famous jewelry store on 5th Avenue referenced in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s a multiple award-winner, and was the All-America Rose Selection in 1954.  

Hybrid teas are known for being a bit fussier than other rose types. ‘Tiffany’ is rated highly for disease resistance, but be sure to plant in full-sun and prune regularly to keep it looking healthy. 

‘American Pillar’

Close-up of many blooming 'American Pillar' roses against a blurred green background. The flowers are disc-shaped, open, consist of 4-5 petals arranged in a circle, revealing a yellow center. Petals are bright pink with a white base.
‘American Pillar’ is a hardy rose species that blooms bright purple flowers with a yellow center.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘American Pillar’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Dr. Van Fleet, United States
  • Plant Size: 10’-20’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun- Part Shade
  • Plant Zone: 4-9

If you live in a climate with harsh winters and enjoy an informal look, ‘American Pillar’ may be what you’re after. This rambler (once-blooming in spring) is very cold-hardy and low-maintenance. It looks just right in cottage gardens, or even trained up trees in woodland areas.

‘American Pillar’ has a single-petaled, open bloom similar to a wild rose. Its blooms are bright magenta, revealing a yellow center. This variety is great for beginners and those looking to attract pollinators to the garden.

Rambler roses are very showy when in bloom, and usually have a long-lasting display of several weeks. During this time, your rose will appear completely covered in flowers. Ramblers only bloom once a year, but they adorn your garden with pretty foliage while you anticipate their next thrilling show.

Do ensure that you have plenty of space for ‘American Pillar’. This is a highly vigorous grower, and could take over a small garden. Plant this beautiful rambler somewhere you don’t mind it spreading out, climbing high, and dazzling with masses of blooms.   

‘Princesse Charlene de Monaco’

Close-up of gorgeous large 'MEIdysouk' roses arranged in a bouquet. The buds are large, terry, lush, and peony-shaped, consisting of apricot-pink petals with elegant frills on the edges.
‘Princesse Charlene de Monaco’ produces elegant, lush double flowers with incredibly cute trims.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Meidysouk’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Meilland, France
  • Plant Size: 4’-6’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 5-9

Each bloom on this princess is packed with 60+ petals in a frilled, elegant bloom. A tasteful apricot pink with a rich mid-pink outer shell, this stunning rose looks always ready for a photoshoot or wedding arrangement. ‘Princesse Charlene de Monaco’ is perfection, in form and in fragrance. Like other hybrid teas, this variety has an intoxicating scent.

Plant Princess Charlene where you’ll pass it often to appreciate its perfume. This medium sized shrub will do well in containers or in flower beds and bloom most of the summer. Most importantly, cut those luxurious stems and bring this rose inside! 

‘Gertrude Jekyll’

Close-up of a blooming Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' bud surrounded by dark green leaves. The leaves are pinnately compound, oval with serrated edges. The bud is bright pink, terry, consists of many petals arranged in several rows in a circle, completely covering the center of the flower.
‘Gertrude Jekyll’ blooms with bright pink, fragrant roses during the summer months.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: David Austin, United Kingdom
  • Plant Size: 5’-10’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun- Part Shade
  • Plant Zone: 4-8

Gertrude Jekyll, famed British horticulturist and garden-designer, inspired this vibrant pink, rosette-bloomed charmer. Ms. Jekyll advocated for an unfussy, informal look in gardens. ‘Gertrude’ would be in line with her vision. It is durable and looks perfectly placed in a relaxed cottage-style garden. 

‘Gertrude Jekyll’ can be grown as a climbing rose, but is often trained into a shrub. It is a  gorgeous choice for containers or for growing up a pergola. It will bloom throughout the summer months with almost iridescent pink flowers. This is another sweet-scented rose, with classic “Old Rose” perfume.

‘Gertrude Jekyll’ was twice voted “Britain’s Favorite Rose” and won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit in 1994. Gertrude Jekyll is a crowd-pleasing, hard to beat choice for lovers of bright pink.

‘Ballerina’

A close-up of a flowering branch of the Rosa 'Ballerina' bush against a bright green blurred background. The flowers are small, single-petalled, with pale pink and white petals surrounding yellow-brown stamens.
‘Ballerina’ has single-petal flowers in pale pink and white.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Ballerina’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Bentall, United Kingdom
  • Plant Size: 3’-6’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun- Part Shade
  • Plant Zone: 5-9

‘Ballerina’ has graceful, single-petaled flowers of baby pink and frosting white produced en masse all over a sturdy shrub. This variety is a Hybrid Musk Rose, bred for their vigor and repeat bloom. ‘Ballerina’ has a delicate sweet scent, and its petals have long been enjoyed in the culinary world.

If you enjoy an antique or woodland look, don’t hesitate on ‘Ballerina’. It will provide a low maintenance, sprawling hedge or a colorful dance of blooms in patio containers. This durable shrub can handle part shade. Keep it well watered and deadhead for maximum bloom.

‘Ballerina’ is a win for wildlife and pollinators, too. Its open, pollen rich flowers are attractive to bees, and the shrub produces lovely hips that provide forage for birds in fall. Plant this unique beauty in a mixed border or let it be the spotlight of your garden.

‘Cécile Brunner’

Side view, close-up of a blooming rose bush ‘Cécile Brunner’ against a blue sky. Small pompon-shaped flowers, pale pink, have short petals that form a rounded bud with a convex center. The petals are curved outward. The leaves are glossy, dark green, oval, slightly serrated at the edges.
‘Cécile Brunner’ is a climbing rose with small pink pompon flowers.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Cécile Brunner’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Marie Ducher, France
  • Plant Size: shrub 3’-5, climber 15’-25’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun- Part Shade
  • Plant Zone: 4-11

Introduced in 1881, ‘Cécile Brunner’ is perhaps the most beloved of the Old Garden Roses. Each tiny bud on its long arching stems looks like a perfectly shaped Hybrid Tea Rose. It earned the nickname  “Sweetheart Rose” for its darling miniature pale pink blooms, perfect for bouquets.

The Climbing version of ‘Cécile Brunner’ is purely transportive when trained along a fence or over an arbor. Its curving canes will grow up to 25 feet, transforming your garden into a wonderland of little pink pompon flowers when fully open.

This variety is a fast grower. It will only take a year or two for ‘Cécile Brunner’ to climb to the top of an average garden arch.  It will tolerate part shade and has excellent disease resistance.

Though this rose has been called thornless, many gardeners report thorns in their ‘Cécile Brunner’. Be prepared to wear protective gloves and do heavy pruning every spring to keep it from taking over. Cécile is an enchanting beauty who has delighted for centuries. Surely we can forgive it for growing a bit wild?

‘The McCartney Rose’

Close-up of blooming pink 'Meizeli' roses among dark green frosted foliage. Bright pink, large, cupped buds consist of large petals with wavy edges that completely cover the center of the flower.
‘The McCartney Rose’ produces delightful huge rosebuds with elegant frills.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Meizeli’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Meilland, France
  • Plant Size: 3’-5’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 5-10

This electric pink looker has enormous blooms up to 3.5 inches across, which open to pretty notes of cream and yellow. Named for the Beatles’ singer, McCartney was a birthday gift from his record company. It has a rich candied spice scent and glossy foliage. Each upright stem is perfect for cutting.

‘The McCartney Rose’ is a multiple Award winner, including “Most Fragrant Rose” in the 1999 Portland Rose trials. It will rebloom throughout the summer, but does require deadheading to look its best.

Plant ‘The McCartney Rose’ as a specimen plant or in a large container where you can enjoy its deep fragrance. It will be a showstopper.

‘All Dressed Up’

Close-up of 'WEKgrasucejuc' blooming roses covered in water drops. Large, lush, spherical buds consisting of pink petals densely spaced to each other.
This incredibly delicate rose variety produces real large pink flowers with a fruity aroma.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘WEKgrasucejuc’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Christian Bedard, United States
  • Plant Size: 5’-6’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 4-10

Sometimes you just want a feminine, true pink, big-blooming rose. Take a look at ‘All Dressed Up’. This newer Grandiflora introduced in 2019 has standout, birthday cake pink flowers with gorgeous English bud shape. Each bloom is packed with delicious fruity-smelling petals.

‘All Dressed Up’ will give you old-fashioned style with modern pest and disease resistance. This large shrub boasts shiny, dark green foliage and long-lasting blooms from spring through frost.

It can be a slow-starter, but after a couple of seasons, ‘All Dressed Up’ will dress up your garden with fancy formality for years to come.

Plant ‘All Dressed Up’ in a mixed border in full sun. Water, prune, and fertilize regularly to give it the best start.

‘Marriotta’

A close-up of two unopened purple 'Marriotta' rosebuds against a blurred background of a purple rose in bloom. Two closed buds, one of which is completely green and the other with tightly covered purple petals. A large blooming flower in the background has a lush, double, open bud.
‘Marriotta’ is a rare rose with pointed purple petals.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Marriotta’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Samuel Darragh McGredy, New Zealand
  • Plant Size: 1’-2’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Zone: 6-11

‘Marriota’ is a rare miniature rose worth seeking out. Its unique pointed petals give it an almost Dahlia-like appearance. Visitors to your garden will ask about this diminutive shrub, which is covered in clusters of magenta blooms throughout the summer.

Miniature roses are often treated like annuals, but they can be planted directly in the ground and thrive for years. ‘Mariotta’, at 1 to 2 feet, will be the perfect focal point in small gardens or potted on apartment patios. 

‘Mariotta’ has a light, pleasant fragrance. Its unusual flowers are “picotee”, meaning each petal is edged in a color different from its base. In the case of ‘Mariotta’, the unique form and deep pink blooms are set off by white, delicate edges.

Treat this miniature like you would any rose. Feed it with organic fertilizer, prune and water regularly, and you will find that ‘Mariotta’ is a new conversation piece in your garden.

‘Honorine de Brabant’

Close-up of a blooming rose ‘Honorine de Brabant’ against a blurred background of green foliage. Pale pink, large, double, cup-shaped flower, splashed with watercolor stripes of crimson and purple hues.
‘Honorine de Brabant’ produces showy raspberry-purple flowers with a deep raspberry scent.
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Honorine de Brabant’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Breeder: Tanne, France
  • Plant Size: 5’-10’
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun-Part Shade
  • Plant Zone: 6-10

‘Honorine de Brabant’ is a large Bourbon rose which lends a stately, antique feel to the garden. Each soft pink, cupped bloom is splashed with watercolor stripes of crimson and violet shades, giving it an almost candy-cane effect.

Honorine’s large blooms delight in old-fashioned bouquets and carry a rich, deep raspberry fragrance. A slow-grower, this bushy shrub can take many seasons to reach its full size of 5 to 15 feet. Allow it to spread out, and you’ll enjoy flushes of striped blooms in spring and fall.

‘Honorine de Brabant’ is a remarkably hardy Bourbon rose that can withstand winter winds, pest pressure, and disease. Its blooms open to golden stamens, providing access to bees. Choose this variety to bring remarkable beauty and time-tested elegance to your garden.

Final Thoughts

If you’ve fallen in love with a new rose variety, now’s the time to make your wishlist! Spring and fall are the ideal time to plant roses, but if the window for planting has passed you by, there’s no reason you can’t dream about next season! Growing roses isn’t for the faint of heart, but they are not as high maintenance as they seem.

Any one of these beautiful pink flowers will bring a romantic, soft look to your garden. Make sure to select a variety that thrives in your zone, keep up with basic care, and you’ll be treated to a garden full of pretty pink blooms. 

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