Planting A Yellow Rose Bush – Popular Varieties Of Yellow Rose Bushes

Yellow Rose Bush
yellow rose
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Yellow roses symbolize joy, friendship, and sunshine. They perk up a landscape and make a golden bunch of indoor sun when used as a cut flower. There are many yellow rose varieties, from hybrid tea to grandiflora. You may want a yellow rose bush, climbing plant, or diminutive dwarf bloomer, but any roses that are yellow send cheerful vibes and happy emotions.

Read on to see what varieties of yellow rose might suit your needs, brighten your day, and your landscape.

Miniature Yellow Roses

While every color of rose is a treasure and beauty, yellow rose varieties have the particular ability to make one smile. Maybe it's their color that mimics that of a "happy face" or reflects the tones of busy honeybees, but whatever the reason, yellow tones in a rose create a perfect foil for other plants.

Yellow roses were reportedly discovered in the eighteenth century and quickly “rose” to popularity. Today, there are many hybrids from which to choose with single or double petals, heavenly scents, climbing natures, and bushy habits. The minis are developed from floribundas and tea roses but are only a fraction of their size.

They usually only get a foot or two (30.5-61 cm.) tall and work nicely as borders or in front of beds. You can even use them in pots and bring them indoors. Sunblaze is a whole line of mini roses and offers several hues of yellow. Some others to consider are:

  • Bright Smile
  • Hakuun
  • Morain
  • My Sunshine
  • Rise 'n' Shine
  • Sun Sprinkles

Climbing Roses That are Yellow

Graham Thomas is a lovely climbing rose that can achieve ten feet (3 m.) in height. It was voted the world's favorite rose and has a bewitching scent with tightly packed petals. Climbing roses are perfect to cover up an ugly, old fence or shed, decorate a corner of the house, or train over a trellis or arbor for a sweet-smelling way to shade the patio. Best of all, they can be kept to a manageable height by pruning and trained to fit many situations.

Some yellow climbers to try are:

  • Smiley Face
  • Autumn Sunset
  • Golden Badge
  • Scent from Above
  • Pinata
  • Golden Showers

Easy-Care Yellow Rose Bush

Rose needs can sometimes be complex and they seem to be magnets for disease and pest problems. If you want to enjoy beautiful, golden roses without all the management, there are several varieties to try.

Hybrid tea roses have been bred not only for their lovely blooms but to capture hardiness and resistance traits. They are among the most popular of the rose varieties, some to try include:

  • Midas Touch
  • Graceland
  • Sunbright
  • Summer Sunshine

If you want medium height plants with big, bountiful blooms in yellow hues try these:

  • Carefree Sunshine
  • Julia Child
  • Grandma's Yellow
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Sunny Knock Out
Bonnie L. Grant

Bonnie Grant is a professional landscaper with a Certification in Urban Gardening. She has been gardening and writing for 15 years. A former professional chef, she has a passion for edible landscaping.