Different Types of Rose Flowers

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Different Types of Rose Flowers
Red roses. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of liz west)

According to Robert Markley in "Encyclopedia of Roses," the rose family, rosacae, is a large family. There are six types of rose flowers. Starting with flat wild roses developing into many petalled roses. There is a variety of rose types to enhance your garden.

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Wild Roses

According to "Encyclopedia of Roses," all wild roses have five petals and five modified leaves called sepals. Flat roses look like wild roses. Available flat roses include: summer wind, a winter hardy rose; Sharon's delight, a miniature rose, and baby love, a shrub rose.

Pointed Roses

Pointed-form roses are mostly hybrid tea roses. Peace is well know hybrid tea rose.

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Double delight hybird tea. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of tinyfroglet)

Rosette Roses

Rosette-form roses have many petals and are round like a pom. Many English roses have rosette form. Evelyn is a rosette-shaped David Austin rose.

Quartered Roses

Quartered-form roses have four sections of petals rotating around the four different centres. Queen of Denmark is a pink quartered rose.

Urn- and Balloon-Shaped Roses

Urn- and balloon-shaped roses have a rounded bottom of the petals unlike the pointed bottom of hybrid teas. Peach drift is a landscape urn-shaped rose.

Round Roses

Round-form roses look like old-fashioned cabbage roses. Cabbage roses are pink old garden roses.

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