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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!


Gorgeous pink Wenlock rose

Wenlock  /  Shrub / 1984

Pink Iceburg Rose

Brilliant Pink Iceberg / Floribunda /1999

Knockout rose

Knockout / Landscape / AARS  1999

Rainbow Knockout rose

Rainbow Knockout  / Shrub / 2007

Erfurt hybrid rose

Erfurt / Hybrid Musk / 1939

Pink Archiduc Joseph rose

Archiduc Joseph / Hybrid Tea / 1872

La Sylphide rose

La Sylphide / Hybrid Tea / 1848

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


Baby Love Rose

Baby Love / Shrub / 1992

Danae Rose

Danae / Hybrid Musk/1913

Sunshine Day Dream Rose

Sunshine Day Dream /Grandiflora /AARS 2012

Sunflare Rose

Sunflare /Floribunda/AARS 1981

Strike it Rich rose

Strike It Rich / Grandiflora / AARS 2007

Mellow Yellow Rose

Mellow Yellow / Hybrid Tea / 2000

Julia Childs Rose

Julia Child / Floribunda / AARS 2006

Celebrity Rose

Celebrity / Hybrid Tea / 1988


Tempo Rose

Tempo / Climber /1975

Prospero Rose

Prospero / Shrub / 1982

Crimson Bouquet Rose

Crimson Bouquet / Grandiflora / AARS 2000

Apricot Peach

Tamora Rose

Tamora / Shrub / 1983

Easy Does It Rose

Easy Does it / Floribunda / AARS 2010

All That Jazz Rose

All That Jazz / Shrub / AARS 1992

Honey Perfume Rose

Honey Perfume / Floribunda / AARS 2004

Just Joey Rose

Just Joey / Hybrid Tea / 1972

Over the Moon Rose

Over the Moon / HybridTea / 2009

Apricot Nectar Rose

Apricot Nectar / Floribunda / AARS 1966

Mardi Gras ROse

Mardi Gras / Floribunda / AARS 2008

Colorific Rose

Colorific / Floribunda / 2011

Deep Red Purple with Lavender

Wild Blue YOnder ROse

Wild Blue Yonder / Grandiflora / AARS 2004


Fourth of July Rose

Fourth of July /Climber / AARS 1999

Glowing Peace Rose

Glowing Peace / Grandiflora / AARS 2001

Rainbow Sorbet Rose

Rainbow Sorbet /Floribunda / AARS 2006

Scentimental rose

Scentimental / Floribunda / AARS 1997

Peace Rose

Peace / Hybrid Tea /  AARS 1946

Granada Rose

Granada / Hybrid Tea / AARS 1964

Singin in the Rain Rose

Singin’ in the Rain / Floribunda / AARS 1991

Distant Drums Rose

Distant Drums / Shrub / 1985


Pillow Fight Rose

Pillow Fight / Shrub /2000

Maria Shriver Rose

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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