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Time to share your Pink Roses

January 7, 2019

I hadn’t given the color threads much thought, but someone stated they were looking forward to it, and I’m definitely looking forward to everyone else’s photos.

I’ll begin with the color I have the most of, and these aren’t all of them. I tried to use pictures from 2018. In some ways it was a good rose year, but the blooms weren’t the best IMO.

Pink Roses

AUGUSTE RENOIR-Very excited to see what this one does, new in 2018, did really good.

EARTH SONG - Had it several years, has remained small, but grew a lot in 2018

BRIDE‘S DREAM - Love the pretty blooms

GRANDE DAME - Expecting good things from this one in 2019.


LAVENDER LASSIE - New for me in 2108, didn’t do much, but expecting much improvement.

LA FRANCE - Love this one

ORCHID ROMANCE - Always vigorous

PINK PEACE - One of my Favorites for color and fragrance

MOONSTONE - Seems like a very good rose, love it



KATHLEEN HARROP - A sport of Zephirine Drouhin, seems like it’s becoming as vigorous


FREDERIC MISTRAL- Not many blooms yet, but looks like it’s doing good






Comments (95)
  • sara_ann-z6bok

    Claire, your roses are lovely, they’re all gorgeous! Rosylady, nice blooms of Guy de Maupassant, beautiful rose!

  • Lilyfinch z7 mid tn

    Gorgeous Claire !! I agree first crush is beautiful for you . Love brother cadfael as well .

    Rosy lady , the blooms turn to a lightweight brown crepe paper that is easily brushed off if they don’t blow off. I just run my hand on the branches and they shake off. Renea is a exceptional rose ! Once it got established, it blooms so nicely all summer. It is fragrantly sweet , bees love it and the disease resistantce is great too. Sometimes random areas get black spot but it never suffers from it. I have rozanne geraniums at the base and they weave into the rose too . It’s such a wonderful rose !! In your zone I know it would excell mine quickly. I usually have a lot of dieback in spring because of my zone who should be warm but always gets a wallop of cold in Jan and feb

    not to mention smooth flexible canes and thornless

  • oursteelers 8B PNW

    Beautiful roses, Claire!

  • oursteelers 8B PNW

    Lilyfinch, amazing as always!

  • Kristine LeGault 8a pnw

    Lily, your pergola is perfection.

  • Lilyfinch z7 mid tn

    Thanks y’all :)

  • Tammy (southern Ontario 5/6)

    I love all these pink roses on this cold, snowy, January morning! Here are mine:


    Earth Angel


    La Rose de Molinard-the fragrance knocks my socks off! I love it!


    Apple Blossom Flower Carpet

    Anonymous: Anyone recognize this?

    Another Anonymous beauty

    Cinderella Fairy Tale (First Year)

    A bunch of pink garden roses with some dahlias...and the ever elusive Poodle Rose. *grin*

    New Dawn

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  • oursteelers 8B PNW

    I just can’t get over how pretty Pomponella is!

  • Rosylady (PNW zone 8)

    Tammy...your first anonymous rose looks like Zepherine Zrouhin to me, and what a gorgeous specimen!!! I have tried to grow it twice here and it NEVER looked like that. I may have to try again :)

    lilyfinch...thank you for the extra Renae pictures. Your pergola is absolutely incredible! One thing I like about Renae is the unusual foliage. Would you say her scent wafts, or do you have to get close to smell her?

    I love this thread! Everyone has such great pictures!

  • sara_ann-z6bok

    Tammy, your roses are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing them.

  • palytoxin

    Lilyfinch, I love your roses and garden. I have been eyeing Eden and Belinda‘s dream for a while, but their reputation is very inconsistent in zone 5. For the same reason, I had PJP II in my shopping cart several times but couldn’t pull the trigger.


  • Tiffandrew-So.CA/9b

    Wow, I love all these pinks! Great thread Sara Ann! Your Marijke Koopman is gorgeous! As is Bewitched and all of the rest!
    Kristine, I didn't realize you grew so many pinks too! Beautiful! Your Olivia rose is always tempting to me.
    Kate your pomponella is a vision! I also love your Pretty Jessica, the blooms are such a pretty pink. Peter Mayor looks great next to the smaller pale yellow rose too.
    I like your mystery pink rose Ikayet, pretty petals she has!
    Flowers, Magna Charts and Rosarium Uetersen are so gorgeous, I'm a sucker for a rich pink like those!
    Lilyfinch, your whole garden set up is so serene. Dames Dr chenonceau is so pretty, as is your climbing rebar.
    Mossy, your Gertrude Jekyl pic is lovely and I hope my strawberry hills grow up to look like yours! Princess Charlene is on my wish list, what pretty frilly petals!
    And Rosylady your bouquet of Guy de Maupassant is gorgeous!
    Claire, Ancient Mariner is a looker! I haven't seen too many pictures of this one!
    I'm trying to figure out why I don't grow more pinks! I only have 2. New strawberry hills and pretty in pink Eden. I'm thinking of picking up a Boscobell to add though. I need to rethink pinks!

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  • vaporvac

    I meant to mention Jean Lajoie is gorgeous. So MANY beautiful pinks! I could write a chapter on everyone's roses. These two threads have FINALLY induced me to organize my phone pics by rose name. With over 2000 pics it's taking a while, but I'll post some when I'm done. I'm leaving reds for last. : ) Otherwise, it takes me forever to find them.

  • flowersaremusic z5 Inland NW

    Vapor, I opened an Instagram account solely for the purpose of organizing my roses by name and year. You can have a private account so no one else sees your photos if you prefer. There's a function on my computer to organize photos and I will use it, someday. For now, Instagram is a quick option.

  • Kristine LeGault 8a pnw

    Talk about enabling and tempting. There are such incredible shades of pink.

    I wish that I had a white picket fence. Oh what I could do with a white fence and pink roses

  • flowersaremusic z5 Inland NW

    Kristine, you are a true romantic!

  • Rosylady (PNW zone 8)

    flowersaremusic...I follow you on Instagram!! I LOVE looking at your pictures!

    Instagram gave me some suggestions of people I might want to check out, and I recognized your name from these forums :)

  • flowersaremusic z5 Inland NW

    Rosylady, do you use the same name on Instagram?

  • Sylvia Weiser Wendel

    I had to write four days, but today this is opening up. Dr. Grill, ten minutes ago,

    Woops, pardon my foot!

    Loved all those pinks, and every pink.


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  • vaporvac

    That is so pretty, Sylvia. It reminds me of an opening New Dawn.

  • Kristine LeGault 8a pnw

    Sara ann, since you grow both Belindas Dream an Orchid Romance, I need your advice.

    I want a nice pink backdrop behind my new garden bench . I have narrowed it down to those two. I hear so many good reviews on BD but not much information on Orchid Romance. I am going by your glorious pictures. Do you have any full bush shots ?

  • monarda_gw

    1) Scattered bloom on the Chestnut Rose, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, July 29 (!!), 2018

    2) Sweet Pea, June 10, 2018, at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, June 10, 2018 - So healthy and vigorous, really nice.
    Jasmina, a climber, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, June 10, 2018, remarkably healthy and vigorous. Blooms in clusters of small, down-facing flowers.

    sara_ann-z6bok thanked monarda_gw
  • vaporvac

    Thanks monarda! I ordered the Chestnut Rose for spring!

    Kristine, OR was highly recommended by a Ky rose growing as one of her favourites. However, it looked pretty ratty at the KyU arboretum. Maybe it was the late frosts. I'm super happy with my Belinda's Dream! Once I finish arranging my pics I'll post one of it. The colour is gorgeous, but mine is still small. I'm not sure how large it will eventually get. Very Healthy as regards BS. I have it planted with my pathetic Quietness, the fantastic double Pink Knock-out, Marie Pavie and Awakening.

  • Rosylady (PNW zone 8)

    flowersaremusic....I wish rosylady was my Instagram name! It was already taken, so I'm going by andlan222 until I think of something better :)

    monarda...every time I see a picture of Jasmina I wonder if I should get it. It's beautiful!

  • flowersaremusic z5 Inland NW

    You're right - there are a LOT of rosylady posters on IG.

    As for Jasmina, one of mine took awhile to settle in, but she is planted at the base of a tree. The other one along a picket fence took off immediately. It's a new band, but definitely sending out long, climbing canes. She should love your climate.

  • monarda_gw

    On arch James Galway; front, Sonia Rykiel; back left Yolande d'Aragon in my back yard, May 28, 2018.

  • Kristine LeGault 8a pnw

    Vap, thanks for the heads up. Still torn but leaning toward Belindas Dream. It sounds like it has the potential to fill a large area

    How do I follow someone on Instagram?

  • monarda_gw

    I would have liked Jasmina on my back or side fence but unfortunately no room. Have one on order as a wedding present for a friend.

  • flowersaremusic z5 Inland NW

    Kristine, click on the name above the photo. That takes you to their gallery. If you want to follow, click on the follow icon next to their name. If you want to unfollow, click on it again. You won't get locked into something you can't get out of. It's easy to navigate and it's free. You can like or comment without following. By following, you are assured of seeing their latest post.

    If you go there, try to find some of the Japanese gardens. It's very humbling.

  • 445_doheny

    Vaporvac, thanks. I’ve always loved the look of New Dawn but hesitated to grow it because I’ve heard it never stops growing .. and I don’t have the space.

  • steve_gw

    Kristen Singer Ht

  • Kristine LeGault 8a pnw

    Steve, that is a perfect rose

  • dublinbay z6 (KS)



  • Plumeria Girl (Florida ,9b)
    Wow, I am just drooling here looking at every one's pics. They are all so beautiful with lovely gardens. I can't get enough and Sara Ann, thank you for this thread. I keep coming back and looking at the pics. They are all amazing and gorgeous.
    Thank you all :)
  • Deborah KYzone6

    Another interesting and enabling thread, Sara Ann. Your La France is gorgeous. I may need to try that one. Do you get much winter dieback?

  • Desertgarden-Las Vegas, Z9a/ PA Zone 6

    Belinda's Deam

    Mme. Isaac Perierre


    Paul Neyron


    Souvenir de la Malmaison


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  • Desertgarden-Las Vegas, Z9a/ PA Zone 6

    Duchesse de Brabrant

    Radio Times

    Grandmother's Hat

    Bishop's Castle

  • vaporvac

    WoW! Those are fantastic! I especially like Pleasures which is new to me, and also DdB. It's amazing how similar Aloha looks to Summer Romance in that pic. You just gave me a planting idea! ; ) Thanks!

  • Deborah KYzone6

    Okay. Here are some of my pinks.

    Thomasville Old Gold on a pink day.

    Therese Bugnet


    Summer Romance

    Belinda’s Dream

    Lovely Fairy

    The Fairy

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  • oursteelers 8B PNW

    Desertgarden your pinks are scrumptious! I wish RadioTimes had a different name...or I was a different person that didn’t get pulled in or turned off by names...

  • Deborah KYzone6

    Pinks, part 2.

    Cottage Rose

    Jean Bach Sisley


    Fire Opal

    Clotilde Soupert

    Climbing Pinkie


    Soupert et Notting

    Peggy Martin

    Scarborough Fair

    Summer Wind

    Star of the Republic

    St. Swithun

    Mel’s Heritage

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  • monarda_gw

    I feel like the old man in the children's book "Millions of Cats." Millions of roses, and each one prettier than the next". These are fantastic. And such great photos.

  • Desertgarden-Las Vegas, Z9a/ PA Zone 6

    I cannot agree with you more, Monarda. I especially like seeing full bush shots and roses integrated with other plants/perennials. You all have such beautiful roses and gardens!! In the past, I would have been using this thread to make a shopping list! For now, I am just enjoying the eye candy!

  • Kristine LeGault 8a pnw

    Well, because of some good reviews on Bishops Castle I just placed an order with David Austin

    I didn't see it in the new catalog so Im afraid they might faise it out

    I love that it has nice spread and I definitely have room for it to get big rose.

    Thanks for the suggestions. I hope mine is as beautiful as some of the pictures that I have seen you posting.

  • Arosebyanyother

    These are all so beautiful. Pinks are my kryptonite.

    Deborah, I love your star of the republic. Mine is orange/salmon to yellow in color depending on the heat. I think that’s so interesting.

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  • Deborah KYzone6

    Yes, Star of the Republic is usually more of a peach color here, but in cool weather in tends more toward pink. Love your Heritage and friend.

    Warm weather shot of SOTR.

  • Arosebyanyother

    Maybe thats the problem, we just never have cool weather here ;)

    *dreamy sigh* I love that rose

  • Arosebyanyother

    Man oh man, I think I need a queen of Sweden.

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