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Roses, Roses, Roses!

Here you'll see many pictures of roses arranged by color & all named so you can choose 1, 2 or 10 for your garden.  Such beauty to behold!

2 beautiful deep pink roses in a garden

In this post you’ll see names of roses with pictures – the plants and their beautiful flowers. I stopped by the Rose Garden across from the Santa Barbara Mission on my way home from Pilates early one evening and took these photos. For those of you making up your minds about what roses to choose this year, I hope this helps!

First, a little background on this city-owned garden which has the historic SB Mission and the Santa Ynez Mountains as a backdrop.  It is called the A.C. Postel Rose Garden and originated in 1955 with a donation of 500 Rose bushes and in 1962 the Santa Barbara Rose Society began sponsorship.  The garden now has over 1500 plants – many of which I did not take photos of.  The All American Rose Selection (AARS) committee has accredited the garden and it receives Roses donated by growers one year in advance of their being put on the market for sale.

I have arranged the pictures of the roses by color and also label what type they are and the year it was introduced.  The ones with AARS before the year denote they have exceptional qualities. Only a few of roses get chosen every year.  

If you’d like a few pointers on their care that I’ve picked up through my years as a professional gardener,  then scroll all the way to the end – it may take you a while to get there though!


close up of the beautiful flower of the pink rose Wenlock

Wenlock  /  Shrub / 1984

close up of the flower of the beautiful pink rose brilliant pink iceberg

Brilliant Pink Iceberg / Floribunda /1999

close up of the flower of the beautiful pink rose knockout

Knockout / Landscape / AARS  1999

close up of the flower of the beautiful pink & yellow rose rainbow knockout

Rainbow Knockout  / Shrub / 2007

close up of the flower of the pink & white erfurt rose

Erfurt / Hybrid Musk / 1939

close up of the flower of the pink archiduc joesph rose

Archiduc Joseph / Hybrid Tea / 1872

close up of the pale pink flower of the la sylphide rose

La Sylphide / Hybrid Tea / 1848

close up of the flower of the pale pink white maryrose rose

White MaryRose / Shrub / 1988

close up of 2 flowers of the pink rose roseraie de l'hay

Roseraie De L’Hay / Old Garden Rose /1901

close up of the beautiful pink flower of the fame rose

Fame / Hybrid Tea / 1998


close up of 2 yellow flowers of the baby love rose

Baby Love / Shrub / 1992

close up of the pale yellow flower of the danae rose

Danae / Hybrid Musk/1913

close up of the 2 yellow flowers of the sunshine day dream

Sunshine Day Dream /Grandiflora /AARS 2012

close up of the bright yellow flowers of the sunflare rose

Sunflare /Floribunda/AARS 1981

close up of the yellow/pink flowers of the strike it rich rose

Strike It Rich / Grandiflora / AARS 2007

close up of the yellow flowers & buds of the mellow yellow rose

Mellow Yellow / Hybrid Tea / 2000

close up of the deep yellow flower & buds of the julia childs rose

Julia Child / Floribunda / AARS 2006

close up of the yellow flower of the celebrity rose

Celebrity / Hybrid Tea / 1988


close up of the red flower & buds of the tempo rose

Tempo / Climber /1975

close up of the red/pink flower & bud of the prospero rose

Prospero / Shrub / 1982

close up of the bright red flower of the crimson bouquet rose

Crimson Bouquet / Grandiflora / AARS 2000

Apricot Peach

close up of the apricot peach flower of the tamora rose

Tamora / Shrub / 1983

Easy Does it / Floribunda / AARS 2010

close up of the flower of the all that jazz rose

All That Jazz / Shrub / AARS 1992

close up of the flower & bud of the honey perfume rose

Honey Pefume / Floribunda / AARS 2004

close up of the flower of the apricot peach rose just joey

Just Joey / Hybrid Tea / 1972

close up of the apricot/peach flower of the over the moon rose

Over the Moon / HybridTea / 2009

close up of the apricot peach flower of the apricot nectar rose

Apricot Nectar / Floribunda / AARS 1966

close up of the orange peach flower of the mardi gras rose

Mardi Gras / Floribunda / AARS 2008

close up the flower of the peach/coral rose colorific

Colorific / Floribunda / 2011

Deep Red Purple with Lavender

close up of the red/purple flower of the wild blue yonder rose

Wild Blue Yonder / Grandiflora / AARS 2004


close up of the red & white flowers of the 4th Of July Rose

Fourth of July /Climber / AARS 1999

close up of the yellow pink flower of the glowing peace rose

Glowing Peace / Grandiflora / AARS 2001

close up of the pink/ivory flower of the rainbow sorbet rose

Rainbow Sorbet /Floribunda / AARS 2006

close of the the white & red flower of the scentimental rose

Scentimental / Floribunda / AARS 1997

close up of the flower of the yellow/pink peace rose

Peace / Hybrid Tea /  AARS 1946

close up of the pink/white flower of the rose granada

Granada / Hybrid Tea / AARS 1964

close up of the tan/yellow/pink flower of the rose singin in the rain

Singin’ in the Rain / Floribunda / AARS 1991

close up of the pink/tan/copper flower of the rose distant drums

Distant Drums / Shrub / 1985


close up of the white flower & buds of the rose pillow fight

Pillow Fight / Shrub /2000

close up of the white flower & buds of the rose maria shriver

Maria Shriver / Grandiflora / 2004

Here are a few tips:  

Amend the soil with compost every year, preferably at the start of their growing season.  

Most roses need full sun – make sure they get it.  

They’re not drought tolerant –  be sure to water your roses regularly.  How much & how often depends on your climate zone.

The different types of roses get pruned in different ways – make sure         you’re clear on this before you start pruning. 

When pruning, be certain the terminal bud faces out.  You don’t want thick inner growth because roses need air circulation & as much light as possible.

Roses get aphids – best to just spray them off with the hose.  

I fertilize roses with alfalfa meal, chicken manure or worm compost and rose and flower food 3 times during the growing season. Make sure they’re all organic. Do the 1st application right after the threat of frost has passed, the 2nd application in early or mid-summer & the last no later than the end of summer.

If you’re interested, I go into much more detail in this post and video on feeding roses organically and naturally with great success if you’re interested.

I hope you enjoyed these photos of some of my favorite roses. We surely did!

Happy Gardening,


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