The Versatile & Elegant Pink Rose

With their unmatched beauty and delicate fragrance, pink roses are a special breed of pink flowers that we all know and love. From standouts in any type of flower bouquet to stars of a home garden, this supreme rose varietal can do it all.

First, pink flowers generally symbolize appreciation and gratitude. Pink roses expand on this meaning and also symbolize gentleness, dignity, elegance, along with happiness. As a result, pink roses can be added to any flower arrangement to show your loved one that you care.

Why Pink Roses & Flowers Are So Versatile

With their unsurpassed beauty and multiple meanings, pink roses are versatile because they are an ideal flower selection for a number of occasions. From conveying dignity and appreciation, they are perfect for any retirement flower arrangement. As an elegant and innocent flower, they are an ideal selection for birthday arrangements. In particular, pink roses are an exceptional choice for a Sweet Sixteen birthday flower bouquet. Additionally, pink roses make a lot of sense for teacher appreciation flowers because they symbolize gratitude, admiration and appreciation that we all feel for the teachers in our lives.

Beside their versatility in flower arrangements, pink roses offer a lot of options in home gardens or plant installations. With a long blooming season and a little routine maintenance that consists of rich, moist soil and sunlight, roses are fairly straightforward to grow at home. Plus, because roses have stood the test of time (over 35 million years), these are pretty robust plants (even for new gardeners). To help determine what pink rose to plant or pick for your next bouquet, learn more about the various types of pink roses.

Types of Pink Roses

When looking to find that perfect pink rose, then start your research by looking around town. There are a handful of ways to find roses near you, which will help understand the varieties that grow best in your area. From neighbors to the local flower shop, start local and then expand your pink rose search. For more on various pink rose varieties, sites like Gardenia offer a lot of introductory information to learn which flowers work best for various situations.

  • Peace Rose

One of the most famous roses in the world and perhaps one of the most award winning flowers, the Peace Rose is a hybrid tea rose that is inducted into the Rose Hall of Fame, while winning the Award of Garden Merit and named the Rose of the 20th Century. This flower is a great choice for home gardens, while also being a terrific cut flower for an arrangement. With their pale golden-yellow petals and pink-tinted edges, these roses bloom from spring to fall and make an idealistic summer floral backyard display.

  • Oso Easy Italian Ice® Rose

The Rosa Oso Easy Italian Ice® is a great option for home gardeners and in particular, those new to the practice. As a well-known disease resistant and self cleaning varietal, this shrub rose yields semi-double petals with a soft yellow center and pink edges. With some sun and fertile, moist soil, these make a great plant for flower beds and patio containers, along with colorful groundcover.

  • Fruity PetalsTM Rose

Initially bred in 2005, the Fruity PetalsTM rose is known for its disease resistance. As a climbing rose, the flower features semi-double petals in coral pink color that mixes with a bright yellow eye. While they typically bloom in the spring, these can tend to re-bloom throughout the growing season and gardeners can enjoy their subtle fragrance.

  • Love & Peace Rose

Another Award of Garden Merit winner and 2002 All-America Rose Selection, the Love & Peace Rose is an amazing hybrid tea rose that is quite large and yields a terrific fragrance. With double blossoms extending from a long stem that blooms from spring to fall, these flowers add a certain elegance to any arrangement. While a great cut flower, they are also excellent choices for containers, beds, and basically anywhere they are planted.

  • Francis Meilland® Rose

Yet another Award of Garden Merit winner and 2013 All-America Rose Selection, the Francis Meilland® Rose features large, full petals that yield a strong citrus fragrance. As a shrub rose, the flower offers gorgeous blossoms that rise above glossy, dark leaves making them an outstanding rose for flower beds, borders and hedges. Plus, as a natural long-stemmed rose, they are great options for elegant romantic flower bouquets.

  • Enchanted PeaceTM Rose

The attention grabbing Enchanted PeaceTM Rose yields a strong scent, along with large, full petals that are yellow to orange in color with delicate pink edges. They are a truly stunning flower that blooms in flushed from spring to early fall. As a shrub rose that desires ample sun, these make great choices for flower beds and orders. However, like most beautiful roses, they are excellent cut flowers that work in arrangements.

  • Chicago Peace Rose

Discovered in 1962, the Chicago Peace Rose showcases copper pink petals that yield a mild fragrance. With a bushy shrub appearance that features beautiful flowers that contrast against dark green leaves, these roses provide a stunning backdrop for any summer setting. Plus, they are known for their disease resistance, which makes them a solid option for newer home gardeners.

  • Dream Come TrueTM Rose

Named a 2008 All-America Rose Selection, the Dream Come TrueTM Rose blooms from pointed, fat buds with multicolored petals that emit a mild tea fragrance. Generally, they bloom as solitary flowers on long cutting stems, these not only make great bouquet roses, but also absolutely stunning when mass-planted in flower beds, borders and hedges.

  • Anna’s Promise Rose

Bred in 2013 and named after Anna Bates from Downton Abbey, the Anna’s Promise Rose yields a pink blush flower petal that opens from long, elegant buds mixed with a fruit fragrance. Another beautiful rose that extends from long stems, these are ideal for flower arrangements.

  • Chinese Rose

An Award of Garden Merit recipient, the Chinese Rose (or Rosa x odorata ‘Mutabilis’) is a shrub rose that yields a slight fragrance and single, copper pink petals. A vigorous flower that is virtually thornless, these bloom for about two months from spring to summer before a rest and another bloom prior to the first frost. Known for its prolific flowering, these make an ideal choice as a border flower or hedge (presuming lots of sunshine).


Roses remain a timeless flower because of their elegance, beauty and distinct perfume-like scent. Additionally, many roses are fairly easy to grow at home because they generally require lots of sun and moist soil, which also makes them a common flower found around town. Fortunately, these homegrown flowers help create your own flower bouquet for special moments, like graduations, birthday, anniversaries and more.

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