Red roses are an absolute classic among flowers. Here, we present 15 beautiful red rose varieties that are sure to enchant everyone.
Queen of flowers – the rose (Rosa) does not bear this name without reason, after all, hardly any other plant can match the majestic beauty and bright colour of its flower. Red roses in particular have always been fascinating and are a must in any garden with their elegant charm. However, the plant is also extremely popular in bouquets, table decorations or as a single cut flower because of its symbolic power. Unfortunately, even experienced gardeners can lose track of the countless varieties of red roses. So, to help you find the best red rose for your garden, we have gathered the 15 most beautiful and romantic varieties for you below. General information on the subject of roses can also be found here.
- Symbolic meaning of red roses
- 15. ‘Flammentanz®’ climbing rose
- 14. ‘Lavaglut®’ bedding rose
- 13. ‘Sympathie’ climbing rose
- 12. ‘Barkarole®’ garden rose
- 11. ‘Papa Meilland®’ garden rose
- 10. ‘Black Madonna®’ garden rose
- 9. ‘Matador®’ groundcover rose
- 8. ‘Black Baccara®’ garden rose
- 7. ‘Austriana®’ bedding rose
- 6. ‘Terracotta®’ garden rose
- 5. ‘Amadeus®’ climbing rose
- 4. ‘Grandhotel®’ shrub rose
- 3. ‘Cherry Girl®’ bedding rose
- 2. ‘Baron Girod de l’Ain’ remontant rose
- 1. ‘Gräfin Diana’®’ garden rose
Roses are not only a tried and tested classic in the garden, they are among the most popular ornamental plants to this day. But do you actually know the symbolic meaning of the rose and what varieties are best suited for the garden? We have picked out the most romantic red rose varieties for you and tracked down their meaning.
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Symbolic meaning of red roses
Roses are commonly considered a sign of love and affection. However, what many people do not know is that depending on the colour, roses can have quite a different symbolic power. The bright red rose, however, remains the sign of passionate, even unconditional love, making it a great token of love, but one that should not be given away lightly. However, if it is a deep red, almost black rose, be careful – these roses represent mysticism and adventure, yet can also be associated with sadness, hatred or even death.
15. ‘Flammentanz®’ climbing rose
Here the translated name says it all: The ‘Flammentanz®’ or ‘dance of flames’ climbing rose captivates with its fiery red flowers and luminosity, which is sure to be an eye-cathcer in the garden. At the same time, this rose variety proves to be very frost-hardy and fast-growing – this climbing rose can grow up to 5 metres high in the right environment.
14. ‘Lavaglut®’ bedding rose
Roses of the ‘Lavaglut® ‘or ‘lava glow’ variety live up to their name, especially in bright locations. With its velvety, dark red flowers, this fiery beauty immediately fascinates any onlooker. But not only do the great flowers and its extraordinary frost hardiness make this plant so popular – its strong scent of wild roses also ensures that the ‘Lavaglut®’ steals the minds of many.
13. ‘Sympathie’ climbing rose
It is velvety dark red flowers, which add flair to pergolas, rose arches and facades – ensure that the ‘Sympathie’ climbing rose wins the hearts of many. Added to its distinctly beautiful wild rose fragrance, this beautiful plant instantly puts a smile on the face of anyone around. In addition, the ‘Sympathie’ is extremely weatherproof and has thus proven itself as a real all-rounder.
12. ‘Barkarole®’ garden rose
This is one of the top varieties when it comes to garden roses – and for good reason: the ‘Barkarole®’ leaves an impression from the very beginning with velvety, dark red flowers and gorgeous dark green foliage. In addition, the variety is considered to be extremely fast-growing and, being a repeat-flowering variety, shows its splendour until late autumn.
11. ‘Papa Meilland®’ garden rose
The strong scent of traditional rose mixed with a light touch of peach – the ‘Papa Meilland®’ brings a luscious odour to any garden. But the eyes also will not be disappointed by this fragrant rose: with its elegant, dark red flowers, the ‘Papa Meilland®’ is a true master of romance that can fill any flower bed with its charm. Since this rose is one of the more frequently blooming varieties, it will spoil your senses from June until September.
10. ‘Black Madonna®’ garden rose
A fairytale rose flower – the ‘Black Madonna®’ is a real eye-catcher. The contrast between its matte velvety red flowers and shiny dark red foliage makes this rose variety an eye-catcher. But the spiral shape of the petals is also a distinctive feature of the plant and makes it very popular for vase bouquets, among other things.
9. ‘Matador®’ groundcover rose
We usually know roses as a great solitary flower – but in fact the plant can be used wonderfully as ground cover. The ‘Matador®’ rose hybrid shows the way: As an uncomplicated, low shrub rose, it is ideal for adding greenery to larger beds quickly and easily. In addition, ‘Matador®’ dazzles with its bright red flower heads, which make the rose a real feast for the eyes.
8. ‘Black Baccara®’ garden rose
This is considered one of the darkest roses in the world – the flowers of ‘Black Baccara®’ are coloured in such a deep Bordeaux red that they look almost black when backlit. Along with its velvety texture and flower shape, ‘Black Baccara®’ has proven to be a unique eye-catcher that makes an impression not only in borders but also as a cut rose.
7. ‘Austriana®’ bedding rose
Although the ‘Austriana®’ only produces single flowers, it easily competes with garden roses in terms of beauty. From June to October, this beautiful bedding rose captivates with bright red flowers that contrast greatly with yellow stamens. The ‘Austriana®’ is also suitable for ground cover, as it is only 40 to 60 centimetres in size.
6. ‘Terracotta®’ garden rose
Fed up with the same dark or crimson roses all the time? Then you should take a closer look at the ‘Terracotta®’ variety: With its unusual bronze-red flower colour, the rose is a real eye-catcher and quickly steals the show from the varieties in classic colours. At the same time, the foliage of the ‘Terracotta®’ is considered to be particularly disease resistant and the flowers last extremely long, making it ideal as a cut flower.
5. ‘Amadeus®’ climbing rose
Blood red roses remain one of the most beautiful garden plants a gardener could wish for. The ‘Amadeus®’ variety is probably one of the most interesting types of roses in this colour variatio. With its semi-double flowers and dark, highly glossy foliage, this climbing rose will make a splendid addition to any garden. At the same time, it is considered particularly hardy – neither mildew nor star rot affect this rose often.
4. ‘Grandhotel®’ shrub rose
The ‘Grandhotel®’ is a true classic among shrub roses, and not without reason. This red perennial impresses gardeners again and again with its upright, slightly overbent growth and bright, densely filled flowers. However, the ‘Grandhotel®’ is particularly popular because of its low-maintenance requirements. Being heat-resistant, rainproof and blessed with good leaf health, the rose is also ideal for amateur gardeners.
3. ‘Cherry Girl®’ bedding rose
Cherry red is indeed probably the most appropriate description when it comes to the colour of ‘Cherry Girl®’ flowers, as this rose shines with a nostalgic hue and lush bloom that catches everyone is eye. Fortunately, this pretty lady is not only beautiful to look at, but also shows other qualities. Thus, in 2007 it was awarded the title of ADR rose for its exceptional leaf health and is also appreciated by many for its pleasant smell.
2. ‘Baron Girod de l’Ain’ remontant rose
The ‘Baron Girod de l’Ain’ is a very special rose variety belonging to the historical remontant rose family and particularly inspires with its unique appearance. Thus, the rose not only has a densely filled flower, but also has two colours – while the petals are wrapped in a bright crimson, their edge is a brilliant white. In addition, the rose bewitches viewers with a wonderful fragrance and is considered extremely healthy and persistent.
1. ‘Gräfin Diana’®’ garden rose
Those who expect not only elegance but also a beguiling fragrance from a rose will certainly be satisfied with the ‘Gräfin Diana®’. The velvety flower is already a feast for the eyes, but it additionally enchants those around it with a beguiling fragrance especially in the morning and evening. Still, there’s no need to expect drama from this rose, the ‘Gräfin Diana’®’ is considered weather-resistant and has been awarded ADR status for its robust health.
Still have not found the right rose for your garden? Do not worry: we have an even larger selection of rose species for you, here.