A rose is a rose. Or is it?
Why is it that the Coral colored rose you loved in your friend’s garden looks different in your garden? Because many things factor in to the color of the rose.
Because a rose is a (rose of a different color) when you factor in things such as certain growing conditions, temperatures, intensity of the sun, the amount of rainfall, as well as the pigmentation in the rose itself. These things all contribute to the coloring of the rose.
Is a rose chosen for color alone?
Gardeners generally choose flowers by color for their gardens, and roses are no different. Thinking; a rose is a rose, doesn't work, because their are so many variations of the color rose!
Your local climate will have an effect on your roses.
For example, the very bright sunlight, and extreme heat of warm climates can cause changes of coloring on the rose flowers, and make them appear to be different colored flowers.
For most gardeners, the variability in the color of their roses only add to their charm, and most agree that a rose is a rose, as long as it performs well for them.
If rose color significance is very important to you, and you to need your rose be a specific color, you should check the description of it from several sources. If you get similar descriptions, it’s a good indication that the rose will be true to color.
See below for the meaning of the different colored roses.
Solid The rose has one dominant color
Multicolor Roses The rose can exhibit blooms of different colors on the same bush
Bi-color Flowers with a different color reverse
Striped The rose bears stripes of a different color
Hand painted The flowers have a delicate touch of a lighter color that actually looks like someone touched them with a paint brush.
Blended a blend of two or more colors on the same flower
When choosing roses to plant in your garden, the specific color may not be all that important to you.
A garden full of different colored roses may be all you want. If, however, you want specific shades of rose, or garden flowers that have to be an exact match, maybe for wedding flowers, bridal bouquets,or flowers to match a certain fabric, you will have to be more choosey.
A rose is a rose? Not always! Your local weather plays a big role in the color of your roses.
The same rose could look different in every garden, depending on the conditions, which can include(soil, climate, weather, rain) and also the maturity of the rose bush.
These color variations are not always problematic, and most gardeners don't give much thought to it. A subtle difference in shades of the rose flower, might not even be noticed, if you don't actually have two roses placed side-by-side to actually see the difference!