Pink flowering roses
Pink is probably the colour most associated with roses. There are a plethora of different shades and styles to choose from, ranging from soft pinky-whites to pure rose pink, through to deeper magenta pinks. Some pink cultivars are flushed with other colours as well, such as lilac, apricot or peach. As with all types of roses, pink cultivars come in different types. Hybrid teas have large, shapely, highly fragrant blooms produced from high-centred buds on long, straight stems, making them well suited as cut flowers. Floribundas bear many blooms in large clusters and flower continuously from summer through to late autumn, bringing a mass of colour over a long flowering season. Climbing roses are an excellent way of introducing height to the garden, well suited to growing up or over walls, trellises and arches. Ground cover roses form a low, billowing carpet of flexible stems, making them well suited for growing on steep slopes that can be tricky to garden, in a large container, the rock garden or towards the front of the border.