10 Most Beautiful White Rose Varieties You’d Have Ever Seen

White flowers are a treat for the eyes, whether for outdoor or indoor decorations.

By Ramya KaramsettiRamya Karamsetti  • 

While flowers make for a lovely gift for someone special or your own self, do you know that they symbolize more than just their delicate colors? For example, consider the different colors of roses. While the red roses signify love and passion, the white roses stand for purity, innocence, bliss, and reverence. So, imagine what a bunch of red and white roses together would mean to your loved one. They would also be the most popular choice for wedding flower decorations. To help you know more about white roses, their varieties, and combinations, we have listed them all here for you. Read on to pick the one that best suits your pure heart.

Most Beautiful Of The White Roses

1. Mme. Alfred Carriere Rose

Mme. Alfred Carriere rose is a gorgeous variety of white roses. These almost thorn less roses bearing a somewhat informal shape are in full bloom during the months of June and July. These are climber roses that grow up to twenty feet. They have a snow white interior with tinges of orange/pink.

Mme Alfred Carriere was given the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s “Award of Garden Merit” in 1993.

2. Winchester Cathedral Rose

Winchester Cathedral rose belongs to the English rose species and is named after the Winchester Cathedral in Britain. These have a very beautiful snowy white colour with occasional touches of pink. These roses offer a very delicate fragrance thus providing both an aesthetic and aromatic appeal.

3. Mme Plantier Rose

These are essentially climber roses and can grow up to nine feet in height. They are hardy and resistant to pests but only flower properly during winter. They grow in clusters but the petals on each flower are neatly arranged around the centre. They can be grown as either a shrub or a climber and have a very strong and appealing fragrance.

4. Glamis Castle Rose

Glamis was Macbeth’s castle in Shakespeare legendary play. Duncan described the castle by stating it ‘hath a pleasant seat’ where the air ‘sweetly’ recommended itself onto his senses.  This rose thus has a very appropriate name.  The flowers are stunning and have an exceptionally pleasant fragrance that can make the surrounding air sweet and delightful.

5. Long John Silver Rose

These roses grow tall and have a silvery white colour, just as the name suggests. These are dazzling roses to grow in a garden or to decorate a room with.

6. Mrs. Herbert Stevens Rose

This belongs to a climbing rose species and can grow up to twenty feet. Along with height, this variety of roses has grace and elegance that can make any garden glorious. They have a strong fragrance and should be grown in such a place where this fragrance can be appreciated.

7. Wollerton Old Hall Rose

These chalice shaped roses have a tinge of mystery around them. A Wollerton Old Hall rose garden would provide a divine escape to anyone seeking it with their strong fragrance and  marvellous colour.

The white rose is named after one of the most beautiful private gardens in Shropshire. The gardens are set around a 16th-century hall and feature roses in creative plant combinations. They are open to the public on select days throughout the summer.

8. Alba Maxima Rose

This rose species has survived through the times and look grand when planted to fit an old garden theme. They are hardy and can live through harsh and difficult conditions. These roses thus are a symbol of persistence and perseverance. They have a creamy white colour and look magnificent when grown in clusters.

9. Yvonne Rabier Roses

Yvonne Rabier Roses are full bloom roses that grow in clusters. They have a creamy white texture and smell very good. These look charming when grown in clusters or shrubs.  These flowers are unique and bewitching, just like their name.

10. Mountain Snow Rose

These climber roses can grow up to fifteen feet. They belong to the climbing and rambler rose’s species and are very shapely and pretty. They can be used as wedding decorations or as decorative flower arrangements for homes. Garden lovers can plant these to improve the landscape considerably.

Infographic: Trivia About Roses

With thousands of species mesmerizing the world for ages, there was no way roses could prevent the popularity they have always been enjoying. From literature and music to art across the globe, this flower has seen its presence almost everywhere. While it is not easy to know everything about it, we can still try, can’t we? With that in mind, we have created an infographic introducing you to some amazing facts about roses. Check it out below.

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Orange roses are a sight to behold. They are colorful and add vibrancy to the garden. These roses’ bright and enchanting colors bring a fresh and positive vibe to the garden or the place decorated with these roses. The orange roses are beautiful and are considered the symbol of vibrancy, life, and youth. It can also be used at weddings. Ambridge rose, port sunlight, tamora are some of the varieties of orange roses. The list above discusses all the other varieties available in this color.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do white roses grow naturally?

Yes. They exist in the wild and as cultivated varieties in different parts of the world.

Are white roses romantic?

Yes. Giving white roses as a gift may symbolize that the love you have is also pure and innocent.

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