Another Griffith Buck offering, this plant grows four feet tall and wide and is hardy in Zones 4b through 9b.
The large and full blossoms appear in near-constant flushes throughout the growing season.
This hybrid tea grandiflora can even tolerate some shade and will still bloom in full color.
6. Easy Elegance Calypso
It’s all in the name. ‘Easy Elegance Calypso’ is easy to grow while still being perfectly elegant. Plant it and enjoy it without worry about whether you’ve sprayed recently or pruned it right.
‘Easy Elegance Calypso’
This shrub type grows to two feet tall in Zones 4 through 9, with big clusters of medium-sized apricot and pink blooms. These flushes appear practically constantly from spring until fall.
Nature Hills Nursery carries this easygoing beauty in #2 containers.
Meilland’s ‘Eden’ is perpetually popular and well-loved, and no wonder. It’s a striking climber with huge, fully double blossoms.
The flowers have a perfectly cupped shape with creamy petals on the exterior and blush pink ones at the center.
Want more? The blossoms appear continually from spring until fall in Zones 5b through 9b, and the plant can reach up to 12 feet tall, making for a big but sweet statement.
This hybrid tea could be classified as a yellow rose. Or cream. Or pink. Or apricot. It’s quite the chameleon.
The large, full flowers with ruffled petals start out pastel pink and apricot with darker pink edges.
As the flower opens fully and begins to age, it enters its next phase of life as a pale yellow bloom before fading to cream and then dropping to the ground.
It maintains a nice, compact shape at two feet tall and wide, in Zones 6a to 9b. The long stems and good holding ability make it a marvelous cut flower option.
If you’re looking for a rose that keeps things interesting with an ever-changing display, this one’s unbeatable. Purchase one of your very own at Fast Growing Trees in a two-gallon container.
9. Eustacia Vye
This four-foot-tall David Austin shrub rose is covered in clusters of huge, very full, fruit-scented blossoms with apricot and rose ruffled petals.
The flowers have apricot centers and rose-pink outer petals when they’re young, and then fade to a uniform pale pink as they age. These clusters repeat bloom throughout the year.
‘Eustacia Vye’ grows happily in Zones 4 to 11, making it a versatile and eye-catching option in a variety of locales. It’s also disease resistant and has a marvelously fruity fragrance.
10. The Fairy
‘The Fairy’ is a rose legend. It’s a fairytale-perfect cultivar with clusters of classic pink, very double flowers on a petite plant that stays under three feet tall.
The blossoms will continue from late spring until late fall, meaning you will have months of fairy-like flowers flitting around your shrub.
This option is practically immune to diseases and performs even in less than ideal conditions like heavy soil or some shade.
Bring home this dreamy shrub from Nature Hills Nursery. They carry live plants in a #3 container.
11. Francis Meilland
‘Francis Meilland’ is a stunning hybrid tea bred by Meilland International that grows six feet tall and about as wide, in Zones 6b through 9b.
It’s not just a pretty face, though. It’s extremely disease resistant as well.
But honestly, it’s the scent that makes this plant so special.
The very full, white and blush pink blossoms have a pungent citrus and old rose fragrance that you’ll want to bottle and take with you everywhere.
The flowers grow in small clusters or on solitary stems, which are ideal for cutting.
12. Grande Dame
An elegant, six-foot-tall hybrid tea with full, massive, cupped, fuchsia flowers, ‘Grande Dame’ certainly lives up to her name.
Just admiring her from afar is enough, but get up close and take a whiff. The fruity, damask fragrance is heady and strong, and the blooms appear in flushes from spring through fall.
Its classic look has earned this cultivar the label of “modern antique,” meaning you get the look of a classic rose with the vigorous, disease-resistant growth of a modern rose.
It grows well in Zones 6 to 10 and is extremely heat tolerant.
Invite this lady to your home by purchasing a plant at Nature Hills Nursery in a #3 container.
13. Marc Chagall
If you want to draw comments any time someone visits your garden, plant ‘Marc Chagall.’ The pink and yellow striped petals are so vibrant that they practically look artificial.
The flowers aren’t small, either. They’re large and double, appearing all summer and fall in repeat flushes. Even more attention-grabbing is the scent – it has a bold, peachy, fruity aroma.
Grow this cultivar in Zones 6 to 9.
Ready to start the conversation? Visit Fast Growing Trees for a live plant in a two- or three-gallon container.
14. New Dawn
‘New Dawn’ has been bringing soft pink color to gardens for nearly 100 years.
The clusters of very full, sweet-smelling blossoms appear continually and reliably throughout the season on a climbing rose plant that can stretch up to 15 feet tall in Zones 5 to 11.
This climber is so beloved that it has been used in numerous breeding programs to create many of the modern perpetual climbers.
If you want the original, though, you can nab it from Nature Hills Nursery in a #3 container.
15. Olivia Rose Austin
Some roses are so striking that they defy description. In this case, a picture is worth more than a thousand words.
Let’s start with the large, cupped rosettes. They have so many petals – more than 90 per flower! – that you may find it difficult to comprehend how they all got stuffed in there.
Maybe magical elves had something to do with it?
The outer petals are looser and pale pink, while the center is frilled and packed with slightly darker petals.
Now, onto the shrub. It grows to a perfectly compact three feet tall and wide in Zones 5a to 10a. And it’s disease resistant and vigorous.
‘Olivia Rose Austin’
Named for David Austin’s daughter, the flowers appear in repeat flushes all growing season long.
Do one better than a mere 2D image and add a plant to your garden. These are available for purchase at Burpee.
16. Pink Double Knock Out
Knock Out roses are tough as heck, but they don’t have the big, full, elegant blossoms that make many other roses so sought-after.
Until now. The company recently released both a pink and a red version with double blossoms.
The bubblegum-hued flowers in the first option have a classic cupped rose shape, and appear non-stop on the four-foot-tall bush from spring right until the first frost in Zones 5 to 9.
Double Knock Out
For a carefree pick, this is an easy choice. Purchase one at Nature Hills Nursery.
On paper, ‘Pinkerbelle’ sounds like it’s straight out of a fairy tale: almost too good to be true.
This Meilland rose has a heavy, classic rose fragrance, grows to a robust five feet tall with a bushy, graceful shape, and is smothered in blossoms from spring until the arrival of frost.
And then there’s the color. Pink with speckles of fuchsia outlining the outer edges of the petals, it stands out from any other rose.
The flowers are cupped and high-centered, and appear singly or in small groups. Cut them or enjoy them in the garden.
Either way, they’re a fairy tale come true for those living in Zones 5 to 9.
Make a wish and bring ‘Pinkerbelle’ home from Fast Growing Trees as a live plant in a two-gallon pot.
18. Pretty Polly
If you’re looking for a rose that you can keep in a container, ‘Pretty Polly’ by Star Roses is worth checking out. The vibrant rosy petals appear on small, double blossoms in large clusters.
This cultivar blooms perpetually throughout the growing season on a rounded, two- to three-foot-tall shrub.
And because it tends to spread wider than it grows tall, you can use it as a ground cover option as well.
Grab this disease-resistant rose for growing in Zones 4 to 10 at Fast Growing Trees. They stock this plant in one- to two-foot or three-gallon options.
19. Queen Elizabeth
A hybrid of a grandiflora and a floribunda, ‘Queen Elizabeth’ is royally awesome.
Hybridized 70 years ago, it continues to be a favorite for its mild, woody fragrance and full, large, solitary blossoms. In fact, it’s one of the most popular roses in cultivation.
This classic reaches up to five feet tall and is covered in glossy, leathery leaves that are almost as pretty as the flowers.
Disease resistant, vigorous, and hardy in Zones 5b through 9b, ‘Queen Elizabeth’ makes a worthy addition to any garden.
Make one yours by purchasing a plant at Fast Growing Trees.
20. Queen of Sweden
Every time I see the cupped, layered flowers of ‘Queen of Sweden,’ I want to peel them open like an elegant, colorful onion. She loves me, she loves me not…
Nah, ‘Queen of Sweden’ definitely loves us!
How else do you explain the blush and apricot blossoms that are very full, with an astonishing 140-plus petals? Or the myrrh fragrance? It seems like it was created in a lab to be absolutely ideal for human enjoyment.
This three-foot-tall shrub is perfectly sized for most gardens. Return the love by deadheading to encourage new flushes of blooms.
‘Queen of Sweden’
If you live in Zones 6b through 9b, you can nab one at Burpee for growing in your garden.
Some roses shout in bright colors, but ‘Quietness’ offers a moment of reflective peace with a pale blush hue on a huge, very full, classic blossom.