15 Popular Peach and Apricot Roses

Peach and apricot roses abound in colors, from rustic, pale peach to the most vibrant, juicy apricot. A classic in the garden with contemporary twists, their luscious blooms bring warmth and vibrance to enliven and harmonize the landscape. Join gardening expert Katherine Rowe in indulging in popular peach and apricot roses to delight the garden senses.

A close-up of peach roses, their delicate petals unfurling in exquisite detail. Against a lush green backdrop, the leaves provide a natural contrast, accentuating the warmth of the floral arrangement.


The peach-colored garden invites warmth and spring-inspired vibrance. Enchanting neutrals exude peace and serene beauty. Roses in peach and apricot hues delight with vintage romantic charm and contemporary appeal.

Peach-colored florals are longtime favorites in the garden. From rustic pink to vivid tones and blends, peach shades of heirloom and modern roses are garden staples. Apricot hues complement other tones and harmonize the surrounding palette. In Victorian-era rose symbolism, peach roses symbolize gratitude, friendship, and sincerity.

Incorporate them as highlights of crisp color or as a mass planting for impact. Standout companion plantings include foliage and flowers in dark purples, golds, and chartreuse. Let’s indulge in luscious peach and apricot roses as they unify and enliven the garden display. Here are our favorite varieties:

‘Mother of PearlⓇ’

A close-up of a stunning 'Mother of Pearl' rose, showcasing delicate peachy-pink petals. Surrounding the rose are green leaves, adding contrast and depth to the composition. Nearby buds hint at the promise of future blooms, evoking a sense of anticipation.
The ‘Mother of Pearl’ rose features large, fully-petaled flowers in clusters.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa  ‘MEIludere’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 3-4’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-10

This grandiflora rose graces the garden with delicate peachy-pink blooms and superior disease resistance. Bred by the famed horticulture House of Meilland, ‘Mother of Pearl’ boasts robust repeat flowering from spring until frost. Clusters of fully double, pearly pink blooms cast with salmon, peach, and apricot shades carry a light fragrance.

Fully-petaled flowers reach four inches across in clusters of up to four flowers per stem. ‘Mother of Pearl’ is a beauty on the bush and in the floral arrangement. Ample foliage creates lush, bushy plants with loads of floating flowers atop dense, upright growth.

‘Mother of Pearl’ performs beautifully in cold and hot climates, and its black spot resistance is ideal for humid environments. This versatile rose’s delicate color and robust form make it a standout among peach shades.


In a rustic brick column entwined with a sturdy metal trellis, a vibrant 'Meg' rose bush flourishes, its delicate petals unfurling under the sun's warm caress. The verdant foliage cascades gracefully, punctuated by bursts of orange-pink blooms.
This is a hardy climbing rose with golden stamens and glossy orange-red rosehips.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa ‘Meg’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 8-12’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-11

‘Meg’ is a gem with blousy apricot semi-double blooms and a strong, sweet fragrance. Its large, open flowers span three to six inches across and appear in clusters in spring and early summer, with some repeat blooming throughout the season.

‘Meg’ is a sprawling shrub or climbing rose with stiff, upright canes that reach 12 feet. The blooms make excellent cut flowers, and their deep gold stamens attract pollinators. Large, pear-shaped rose hips bring a winter glow in glossy orange-red. 

Cold and heat tolerant, ‘Meg’ is hardy and vigorous. Train it along a high fence or pillar, or let it run along a wall to enjoy the delicate color and fragrance.

‘Bliss ParfumaⓇ’

Three 'Bliss Parfuma' roses, their delicate petals painted in soft pinks, bask in the sunlight. Their intricate layers unfold gracefully, revealing nature's intricate craftsmanship. In the background, a lush canvas of deep green foliage offers a soothing contrast.
This compact Kordes rose is renowned for its award-winning performance in home gardens.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa ‘KORmarzau’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 3-4’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-9

‘Bliss’ is an irresistible rose with romantic cupped blooms loaded with petals and a light, fruity fragrance. Clusters of luscious flowers bloom in spring through frost in shades of creamy pink with apricot centers. 

A Kordes rose, ‘Bliss’ bears the cold-hardy and disease-resistant lineage of the roses that have come before. It grows as a compact shrub, and its tidy form makes it an excellent choice for containers and garden borders.

‘Bliss’ makes a beautiful cut flower with the picture-perfect ruffled petals of a floribunda rose. ‘Bliss’ won the International Rose Trials at the Biltmore for top performance among garden roses for the home gardener.

‘Queen of Hearts’

A pink 'Queen of Hearts' rose up close, its delicate petals adorned with glistening water droplets. In the background, a soft blur reveals lush greenery, enhancing the rose's natural beauty.
Salmon-colored ‘Queen of Hearts’ rose blooms abundantly from spring to frost.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa ‘KORliolow’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 2-3’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-9

This regal hybrid tea rose is small in stature but big in flower. Large, very double-petaled blooms glow in shades of blended pinks and oranges.

‘Queen of Hearts’ features glossy green foliage with good disease resistance to black spot and downy mildew. The unique salmon-and-peach roses make a stunning visual impact in the garden, especially in plant groupings, so don’t be shy about planting a few for an abundant look.

‘Queen of Hearts’ is a Kordes introduction with a profusion of vintage blooms in spring and free-flowering until frost. Small but mighty, the stunning flowers and delicate fragrance of this rose queen reign over the garden.

‘Belinda’s Blush’

A close-up captures the delicate beauty of a 'Belinda's Blush' rose, its petals bathed in a soft pink hue with gentle purple accents. In the background, a blurred vision unveils another pink rose and verdant leaves.
The ‘Belinda’s Blush’ is a low-maintenance rose suitable for borders and hedges.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa ‘BBARE’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 4-6’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-11

‘Belinda’s Blush’ brings delicate, creamy pink blooms with the brushes of ivory and yellow undertones. This lovely shrub rose graces the garden with full-petaled flowering flushes in spring through fall and a delightful raspberry fragrance.

‘Belinda’s Blush’ is a sport of the garden favorite ‘Belinda’s Dream.’ ‘Dream’ is a deeper pink, also loaded with petals, and with an easy-care nature. ‘Blush’ possesses the same disease-resistant qualities and is nearly thornless. Low maintenance needs make her a top garden performer.

‘Belinda’s Blush’ is a vigorous, adaptable rose. The sweet flowers won’t disappoint as a specimen or mass planting in borders and hedges.

‘French Lace’

A 'French Lace' bush showcasing its elegance with abundant white blooms, evoking purity and grace. The backdrop of deep green leaves accentuates the purity and elegance of the blooms, creating a captivating sight in the garden.
This highly floriferous floribunda rose is known for its large, double blooms.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa ‘JAClace’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 3′-4′
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 6-10

“Exquisite” is the word that comes to mind when describing the ‘French Lace’ rose. Compact plants feature papery, buff-colored blooms in the palest of ivory and apricot.

‘French Lace’ is highly floriferous, with large, double blooms appearing in clusters. No wonder this floribunda received the All-America Rose Selection Award— its gorgeous blooms are matched in plant health and vigor.

‘French Lace’ performs well against rust and powdery mildew, even in heat and humidity, and is a sweet contender for warmer climates. In true floribunda fashion, enjoy its fruity champagne flowers all season long.

‘Peach DriftⓇ’

A cluster of 'Peach Drift' roses, their delicate petals unfurling in shades of pink and orange, adorn the scene. Nestled amidst verdant foliage, their vibrant hues create a captivating contrast, inviting admiration.
These roses produce abundant blooms in creamy orange and yellow hues.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa ‘MEIggili’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 1.5’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-7

DriftⓇ varieties bring florific vigor and disease resistance to ground cover roses. Rosa ‘Peach Drift’ creates a carpet of soft peach roses among dark green, lustrous foliage. Clusters of petite double flowers bloom nonstop from spring until the first hard frost.

Exceptionally easy care and disease-resistant, drift roses withstand high heat, humidity, and cold winters. Drift roses need little else than full sun with rich, moist, and well-draining soils. They’ll bloom away without a break.

Rosa ‘Apricot Drift’ yields rich blooms with creamy orange and yellow overtones. Either of these star performers makes excellent mass planting for borders and walkways and container specimens to soften and neutralize other foliage and flowers.


A 'Crépuscule' rose shrub stands adorned with peach flowers, their delicate petals unfurling under the sunlight's gentle caress. The soft hues of the roses blend harmoniously with the lush greenery of the leaves, creating a picturesque scene of natural beauty.
The ‘Crépuscule’ is a robust, nearly thornless rose introduced in 1864.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa ‘Crépuscule’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 6-12’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 6-10

An heirloom beauty, ‘Crépuscule’ bears the classic Noisette rose characteristics of high fragrance and full, ruffly flowers. French for “twilight,” ‘Crépuscule’ features blousy apricot blooms revealing golden centers as they open. 

This robust old garden rose grows as an arching, sprawling specimen shrub or as a climber by training canes along pillars, arches, and walls. Its nearly thornless canes are easy to work with and perfect for high-traffic areas. 

Introduced in 1864 as a vigorous repeat-blooming rose, ‘Crépuscule’ flowers almost continually from spring through fall (the biggest flush occurring in early spring). It boasts drought tolerance and disease resistance along with those crave-worthy, tissuey, antique rose blooms. Plant ‘Crépuscule’ in a spot to enjoy its characteristic sweet and musky tea rose perfume.

‘The Lark Ascending’

A close-up of 'The Lark Ascending' rose reveals intricate layers, with yellow petals gracefully merging into a delicate peach shade. Lush green leaves serve as a natural backdrop, enhancing the rose's beauty.
This rose boasts robust blooms on tall bushes ideal for hedges.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa ‘AUSursula’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 4-6’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-9

A David Austin English rose introduction, ‘The Lark Ascending’ lends graceful elegance to the garden in light apricot blooms that appear lit from within by golden centers. Loosely cupped, open-petaled flowers hold a lilting musky, myrrh tea rose fragrance.

Robust blooms adorn tall, bushy plants as they flower from the ground up, carrying bundles of blooms per stem. ‘The Lark Ascending’ is perfect for hedges or screens in mass plantings and mixed borders.

‘The Lark Ascending’ is named for a prized musical piece by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, inspired by the George Meredith poem. The piece depicts the lark’s joyful song and soaring flight. In true rose fashion, ‘The Lark Ascending’ rose inspires tales of art, culture, and nature with its garden beauty.

‘Apricot CandyⓇ’

A close-up of 'Apricot Candy' rose, its petals transition from pink to apricot, delicate hues blending seamlessly. The backdrop fades into a soft blur, highlighting the leaves as sunlight gently filters through.
The ‘Apricot Candy’ rose features spicy-scented flowers ideal for cutting.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa ‘MEIbidull’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 5-6’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 6-9

A star performer from coast to coast, ‘Apricot Candy’ splashes the garden with rich, pastel apricot-pink blooms. Pink petals with ruffled edges soften sunny apricot centers. This hybrid tea rose is another disease-resistant cultivar from the House of Meilland and the winner of the International Rose Trials at Rose Hills Memorial Park in California. 

‘Apricot Candy’ flushes reliably all season. Plants grow tall with a handsome, upright habit and compact width (at only two to three feet). The classic rose flowers bear a mild, spicy scent and make excellent cut flowers.

‘Apricot Candy’ is a romantic rose with an easy-care nature well-suited to beginners and experts alike. It tolerates a variety of conditions, including summer heat.

‘FlavoretteⓇ Honey-Apricot’

A cluster of 'Flavorette Honey-Apricot' roses, displaying a delicate blend of pink and apricot tones, evokes a sense of soft elegance. Lush green leaves encircle the blooms, providing a verdant backdrop that enhances their natural beauty and charm.
This variety boasts superior cold hardiness and disease resistance.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa ‘Boznatafra’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 5-8’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-8

This new rose introduction from Proven Winners boasts easy care, long and continual blooming, and edible petals full of flavor. Buff blooms imbue warm tones of amber and orange. They emerge in clusters in quick succession from spring until deep frost. 

Hardy plants grow an average of six feet tall and four feet wide, making stately specimens with improved overall plant vigor. They’ll be lovely in mass plantings and borders, though they’ll shine in a container, too. Blooms have a sweet, fruity fragrance (and flavor!). I can’t wait to try this one.

Noted for superior cold hardiness and disease resistance, ‘Flavorette Honey-ApricotⓇ’ is a new variety for 2024. Under optimal cultural conditions (full sun with evenly moist, rich, well-drained soil), it needs little maintenance and flowers without deadheading.

‘Garden SunⓇ’

Highlighted in the foreground are 'Garden Sun' roses, with their inner petals boasting an orange hue, complemented by the soft pink tones of the outer petals. In the backdrop, a blur of deep green leaves adds depth to the scene.
A climbing cultivar named ‘Garden Sun’ illuminates outdoor spaces with a gentle scent.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa x ‘MEIvaleir’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 10-12’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-10

Meilland does it again with the vigorous climbing rose ‘Garden Sun’, which has clusters of cupped blooms that glow in shades of yellow, orange, and apricot. Huge double and semi-double flowers (up to six inches) bloom in profusion early in the season, with repeat flushes through the fall. 

Glossy green foliage gives an ample backdrop to the large blooms, and long canes grow quickly up to 12 feet. ‘Garden Sun’ tolerates heat and shows exceptional disease resistance. Very cold hardy, some growers list ‘Garden Sun’ as withstanding temperatures in USDA zone 5.

Use ‘Garden Sun’ as a climbing specimen along trellises, arches, and fences. It lights up a seating area or sunny garden corner and fills the air with a mild fragrance.

‘At Last’

A close-up of a vibrant 'At Last' rose, its delicate petals unfurling in the sunlight. The orange hue emanates warmth, inviting admiration. In the blurred backdrop, green leaves form a harmonious contrast, enhancing the rose's natural beauty.
The ‘At Last’ variety is low-maintenance and boasts a delicate fragrance.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa ‘HORCOGJIL’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 2.5-3’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-9

‘At Last’ boasts romantic, richly-petaled double blooms in striking apricot, orange, and pink tones. Long blooming, they bring a sunset glow to the garden, brightening the landscape in a unique hue.

‘At Last’ is bred for the performance of a rugged landscape rose with a shapely round habit and profuse blooms. It’s resistant to powdery mildew and blackspot, so it doesn’t require sprays or treatments. Like most roses, it benefits from early spring pruning to keep it full and healthy.

The foliage gives a deep, glossy green backdrop to the luscious blooms. Use ‘At Last’ as a specimen for its color, in a container for up-close interest, or in a plant grouping for more significant impact. Enjoy its delicate fragrance along with its unfussy nature.

‘Lichfield Angel’

A close-up of white 'Lichfield Angel' roses, their petals bathed in golden sunlight, radiating purity and elegance. Behind them, a blurred scene unfolds, revealing another 'Lichfield Angel' bloom and lush green foliage.
A highly versatile cultivar called ‘Lichfield Angel’ blooms continuously.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa ‘AUSrelate’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 3-4’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-11

A David Austin English shrub rose, ‘Lichfield Angel,’ graces the garden with lush peaches-and-cream blooms. Large flowers reach five inches across, with 100 petals per rose (so many pretty petals!). Pink-apricot buds open to ivory peach rosettes. Waxy outer petals enclose the papery bundle of smaller interior petals.

The nodding cream roses carry a light clove fragrance and bloom nonstop from spring through frost on nearly thornless canes. ‘Lichfield Angel’ is prized for her form, shapely at four feet tall and wide, and suits multiple uses. Gorgeous in borders, hedges, containers, or as a focal point, the generous blooms and dark, glossy foliage are delights in the garden and a vase.

David Austin’s introductions reflect charming old-world rose blooms and fine fragrance and form. ‘Lichfield Angel,’ a garden favorite, received the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit. Choose ‘Lichfield Angel’ for its irresistible blooms, light scent, and plant health. 

‘Crazy Love’

A 'Crazy Love' rose displays layers of delicate petals, blending hues from apricot to pink in a mesmerizing gradient. Surrounding it, red rose buds prepare to unfurl, while lush green leaves provide a verdant backdrop.
Exceptional plant health makes ‘Crazy Love’ from the Kordes Sunbelt series stand out.
botanical-name botanical name Rosa ‘KORbamflu’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 5’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-9

‘Crazy Love’ combines a gorgeous sorbet swirl of color that transitions to pretty pink as blooms mature. The copper, orange, and peach blends of ‘Crazy Love’ hit only the good notes. Large, fully double blooms pack high fragrance.

Exceptional plant health and vigor add to the attraction of this rounded, bushy rose. ‘Crazy Love’ is part of the Kordes SunbeltⓇ series and was selected for exceptional performance in warmer climates. Roses in the series maintain large, fade-resistant blooms on healthy growth with repeat flowering.

‘Crazy Love’ features an antique rose form in an exciting combination of vibrant and vintage colors. Its dark green foliage perfectly contrasts with the vivid flowers. Highlight ‘Crazy Love’ as a specimen in front beds.

Final Thoughts:

From rustic to juicy hues, peach roses bring bold blooms that evoke calm and warmth. The crisp, neutral tones harmonize and enliven the landscape. Peach shades abound in roses, dating from old garden roses to modern ones.

With so many disease-resistant varieties of peach and apricot roses, growing them as garden shrubs and climbers is relatively carefree with the right cultural conditions. Many heat-and-cold-tolerant cultivars make adaptable plants that withstand less-than-ideal conditions. So, indulge in an exquisite peach rose to delight the garden senses!

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