+7 types of roses to beautify your garden or patio

Rose bushes are some of the most historic ornamental plants. For ancient civilizations, such as the Egyptian, Babylonian or Syrian, these flowers were the symbol of beauty. Later, during the Middle Ages, its cultivation was restricted to monasteries, but that, fortunately, changed.

Around 1800, people like Empress Josephine (Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife) had a huge collection. She, for example, is known to have had 650 types of rose bushes in the Gardens of Versailles, where she lived. We can’t show you so many; so, We have selected the most popular ones for you to know and enjoy in your garden.

pink banksiae

Rosa banksiae is a plant with yellow flowers

The pink banksiae It is a native species of China, specifically of the West and Center of the country. It grows as a semi-climbing evergreen shrub up to 6 meters high, which rests on the trunks of other plants, or, if grown in gardens, on lattices, pergolas, or any other surface. It has few or no spines.

Its flowers are yellow and small, no more than 2,5cm in diameterbut it produces them in such numbers and so early (it is one of the types of florals that blooms earlier) that they are wonderful. In addition, they are aromatic, smelling of violet.

canine rose

Rosa canina has pink flowers

The canine rose It is a plant that we know a lot by the common name wild rose. It is a spiny deciduous shrub that grows wild in Europe, Northwest Africa, and Western Asia, reaching 2 meters in height.

From spring to early summer (May to July in the northern hemisphere) pale pink or white flowers sprout, with a diameter of 4 to 6 centimeters. And in autumn the fruit of the rose bush ripens, known as rose hip, with which teas and jams are made.

Damask rose

Rosa damascena is a hybrid

The pink x damascenepopularly known as rose of Castile or rose of Damascus, is a hybrid rose fruit of the cross between Gallic roses y Rose moschata. It is characterized by being a thorny deciduous shrub with an informal appearance, which reaches 2 meters in height.

Its flowers are of good size, since they have a diameter of about 10 centimeters. They are formed by a double crown of pink or red petals, and they sprout only in summer or also in autumn depending on the variety. Thus, while the “Damascena” type will have a short flowering season, the “Semperflorens” type will flower longer.


The pitiminí rose is a small plant

La pomponAlso known as dwarf rose or miniature rose, it is a type of rose that has been created from a mutation of dwarfism that some old roses and certain hybrids of modern roses had. This rose bush has genes from the Gallic roses and the Rose centifoliaamong others.

It is an evergreen shrub that grows to around 40 centimeters tall, and that produces small flowers of about 2 centimeters in diameter with a great diversity of colors (red, white, pink, orange,…).

Gallic roses

The Rosa gallica is a shrubby plant

The Gallic roses It is a species known as the rose of Castile, rose of France or rose of Provins, and is native from central and southern Europe to western Asia. It grows as a thorny deciduous shrub about 2 meters high. It produces pink flowers 4-5 centimeters in diameter formed with petals that give off a sweet aroma every spring..

English rose

The English rose is a plant that produces pink flowers

The English rose is a thorny deciduous shrub whose scientific name is Glauca rose. It is a species native to the mountainous regions of central and southern Europe. It grows between 1,5 and 3 meters in height, and its leaves have a beautiful bluish-green color. During spring produces light pink flowerswhich measure about 4 centimeters in diameter.


By the popular name rosehip three species are known: one is the canine roseof which we have already told you, and these other two:

Rusty rose

The Rosa rubiginosa is a thorny shrub

The Rusty rose (now Eglanteria rose) is a deciduous and thorny shrub native to Europe. It can grow to a height of 2 meters, with thin, flexible stems. Produces pink or pinkish-white flowers that give off a musky odor.

It is widely used, not only as an ornamental plant but also as a medicinal plant, since the famous rosehip oil, which turns out to be ideal for better healing wounds, is extracted from the seeds of this plant.

Rose moschata

The Rosa moschata is a shrub that produces white flowers

The Rose moschataknown as musk rose, is a thorny shrub believed to be native to the Himalayas. It reaches 3 meters in height, and blooms from late spring to fall. Its flowers are white and aromaticwith an aroma reminiscent of musk.

Have you been wanting to know more? Well, click below and we will tell you how to take care of the rose bushes so that they are perfect all year round:

Pink rose flower
+7 types of roses to beautify your garden or patio

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