Rosa 'Sophy'

12 pink roses to grow

We share 12 of the best pink roses to grow, with tips on where to grow them.

Most roses flower in shade of pink, and it’s the colour we associate most with the genus. There’s an enormous variety of pink-flowered roses to choose from, ranging from the softest baby pink to dark magenta. You can also choose pink-flowered roses tinged with other colours, such as darker pinks, apricots or yellows.

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Browse our pick of pink roses, below.


Rosa ‘Lady of the Lake’

‘Lady of the Lake’ is a rambling rose, bearing masses of semi-double flowers in pale pink with golden-yellow stamens and a fresh citrus fragrance. Repeat-flowering, it blooms throughout the summer months. It’s perfect for training up a wall or fence, obelisk or rose arch, and will tolerate partial shade. Being semi-double, its flowers attract bees and other pollinating insects.

H x S: 400 x 400cm

Rosa 'Lady of the Lake'
Rosa ‘Lady of the Lake’

Rosa ‘Pomponella’

‘Pomponella’ is a compact floribunda rose, with bushy, dark-green foliage. Throughout summer, it bears clusters of small, dark pink, old-fashioned rose flowers with a delicate fragrance. It’s ideal for growing towards the front of a sunny ornamental border, or in a pot on the patio.

H x S: 80 x 60cm

Rosa 'Pomponella'
Rosa ‘Pomponella’

Rosa ‘Scarborough Fair’

This bushy English shrub rose bears sprays of soft pink, semi-double flowers with golden-yellow stamens and a musky ‘old rose’ scent. It’s suitable for a mixed ornamental border and can also be grown in a pot. Its semi-double flowers are attractive to bees, and it forms hips in autumn, making it a good choice for birds.

H x S: 100 x 85cm

Rose 'Scarborough Fair'
Rose ‘Scarborough Fair’

Rosa ‘Sophy’

Sophy’s rose is a repeat-flowering English shrub rose, bearing incredible double blooms in a deep crimson pink, with a light ‘tea’ fragrance. It has an upright and bushy habit, and is suitable for growing in a mixed ornamental border. It’s perfect for small gardens.

H x S: 120 x 100cm

Rosa 'Sophy'
Rosa ‘Sophy’

Rosa ‘Kew Rambler’

‘Kew Rambler’ is a thorny, rambling rose with a vigorous growth habit and grey-green foliage. Resembling wild roses, it bears masses of single pink flowers with a white centre and golden-yellow stamens, and a strong, musk fragrance. These are followed by orange-red hips in autumn. The single, open nature of its flowers makes it a good plant for bees.

H x S: 600 x 600cm

Rosa 'Kew Rambler'
Rosa ‘Kew Rambler’

Rosa ‘Cariad’

‘Cariad’ is a repeat-flowering English shrub rose with soft rose pink, semi-double flowers and a spicy musk fragrance. Growing to a large, airy shrub, it’s suitable for mixed border or wildlife garden, and will tolerate partial shade. Bearing semi-double flowers, it’s attractive to bees and other pollinators.

H x S: 150 x 150cm

Rosa 'Cariad'
Rosa ‘Cariad’

Rosa ‘Scepter d Isle’

Rosa ‘Scepter d Isle’ is a repeat-flowering English shrub rose, bearing cupped, double flowers in soft pink, with a strong myrrh fragrance. Growing to an elegant, upright shrub, it’s perfect for growing in a rose garden and is suitable for containers.

H x S: 90 x 75cm

Rosa 'Scepter d Isle'
Rosa ‘Scepter d Isle’

Rosa ‘Hand in Hand’

With almost red blooms, ‘Hand in Hand’ is a fantastic choice of you want something a little different. This upright shrub rose bears huge clusters of salmon-pink to orange-red double flowers, with a yellow centre. It’s perfect for growing in pots but works just as well in a mixed ornamental border.

H x S: 60 x 50cm

Rosa 'Hand in Hand'
Rosa ‘Hand in Hand’

Rosa ‘Super Fairy’

This vigorous rambling rose bears small, fully double, mid-pink flowers throughout summer. It’s perfect for growing against a large wall or fence, large arch or arbour. It will tolerate partial shade. The Royal Horticultural Society has awarded it the prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

H x S: 500 x 500cm

Rosa 'Super Fairy'
Rosa ‘Super Fairy’

Rosa ‘Young Lycidas’

‘Young Lycidas’ has cupped flowers in deep magenta pink, with the outer petals almost shades of purple. It has a delicate ‘tea’ and ‘old rose’ fragrance. Growing into a bushy shrub, it’s perfect for a mixed ornamental border or large container.

H x S: 120 x 90cm

Rosa 'Young Lycidas'
Rosa ‘Young Lycidas’

Rosa ‘Annick’

Rosa ‘Annick’ is a bushy, deciduous shrub rose, bearing clusters of double, pink-red flowers with white tones, from late spring to autumn. Its compact, bushy habit and long flowering potential make it an ideal choice for small gardens, where it’s perfect for growing at the front of the border, or in a large pot.

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H x S: 90 x 80cm

Rosa 'Annick'
Rosa ‘Annick’

Rosa ‘American Pillar’

‘American Pillar’ is a vigorous rambling rose, bearing single flowers in carmine pink, with a white eye and bright yellow stamens, followed by large hips in autumn. It’s perfect for growing up a large wall or arbour, and may be trained through a tree. With single flowers and large hips, it’s a good wildlife plant, providing food for both pollinating insects, and birds.

H x S: 600 x 600cm

Rose 'American Pillar'
Rosa ‘American Pillar’