There are so many jaw-dropping flowers in the world. They come in practically every shape and color you can imagine, yet few people recognize more than a handful or two. One bloom everyone can name though is the rose. Roses are the most popular type of flower in the world and with good reason.
Roses are not only stunning to look at, but they also have an alluring fragrance, come in countless colors, and have a huge variety of different looks. There are more than 150 different species of roses and about 3000 different types on the market, each with its own captivating style. Everyone seems to have their personal opinion about which are the best roses in the world, but the truth is that some are just more popular than others.
So before you pick up your next bouquet of roses, have a look at five of the best roses in the world and find out a little about the different types of roses.
The delicate double blossom Peace rose (or Rosa Madame A. Meilland) with its sweet sorbet colors is one of the most popular types of roses. It’s a hybrid tea rose that boasts both vibrant yellow tones near the center of the bloom and pale pink at the tips. Peace has a light, fruity scent that also helps it win fans. French horticulturist Francis Meilland established this variety of rose between 1935 and 1939. Over 100 million of these plants had been sold by 1992.
The David Austin Wedding Rose, Juliet has a look like no other—no wonder it’s considered one of the best roses in the world. The flower’s soft peach to coral tones are sophisticated, yet lighthearted. Its structure is ultra-unique in that the outside petals form a cup shape and inside are clusters of frilly florettes. This rose was many years in the making; it took more than 15 years of breeding to create. There are several other David Austin roses available, but Juliet is the original and remains the most popular.
When a rose bears the horticulturist’s name, it must good. This hybrid tea rose has a very classic rose shape. With its large blooms and graceful shades of pink, the Francis Meilland is a definite beauty. For those who love the fragrance of roses, this variety is a real stand out. It has a strong fragrance that quickly fills a room with its sweet charm. This variety of rose has won top awards both in the US and in Europe for its good looks and hardiness.
Very popular among red rose enthusiasts, the Darcey rose has a lot to be proud of. It’s thought to be one of the finest and hardiest roses developed so far. This richly colored rose opens wide when it blooms to show off all its petals. The gold stamens in the middle even peek through when the rose is fully opened up. Darcey starts out as a bright red bud and develops more of a raspberry tone as it opens—even taking on some warm purple hues as it ages. Its fruity, light fragrance adds another enthralling element. For those up on rose symbolism, red roses are thought to stand for love and this rose certainly lives up to that association. It would make an ideal flower for a bouquet of roses on Valentine’s Day or a wedding day.
Those who know rose symbolism know that sunny yellow roses stand for friendship and joy. The glorious Graham Thomas rose is a wonderful representation of this sentiment. In 2009 this rose won the coveted ‘World’s Favorite Rose’ title. With its big, warm yellow blooms and old-world appearance, it’s easy to see why the Graham Thomas charms the flower judges and the rest of the world.
With so many stunning types of roses on the market, there really is a rose variety to suit every taste. Next time you get the urge to pick up a bouquet of roses remember—The Bouqs Co. offers an array of striking rose options. Even better we work exclusively with eco-friendly farms and artisan florists to bring you only the freshest and most beautiful blooms.Shop All