Orange Rose - A Guide to Orange Roses

Orange Rose

Orange roses are somehow new in the history of roses. They are a mixture of red and yellow roses and thus, they have quite a deep meaning. Orange roses are popular Halloween flowers, amongst other things. They represent desire and they are sometimes even more appreciated than the classical red roses when wanting to express feelings of true love.

Orange Rose Description

  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Origin: Orange roses are hybridized species which appeared at the end of the 19th century.
  • Sun exposure: Orange roses prefer full sun when growing, morning sun is better than the afternoon sun.
  • Height: Orange roses grow up to 4 feet tall.
  • Soil: Orange roses’ soil must be well-drained, loose, having lots of nutrients, it should be superphosphate and moist.
  • Leaves: Orange roses’ leaves are oval with serrated margins. They are dark green in color and their color never fades away.
  • Blooming time: Orange roses most likely bloom three times in June.
  • Maintenance: When planting your orange roses do not overcrowd them. Place them in full sun and mulch them after seeding. Avoid pruning in winter. Pruning should be done in spring, late spring.
  • Propagation method: Orange roses may be propagated from seeds, from stem cuttings, by division, layering, budding, grafting, hybridizing, micro-propagation or planting bare root orange roses.

Orange Rose Species

There are tons of sorts of roses out there, in your garden, in the wild, for you to enjoy and cherish. Here are some of the most beautiful orange rose species: Summer Dream, Apricot Nectar, Clodagh McGredy, Marilyn Monroe, La Canadienne, Clodagh McGredy, Nobilo's Chardonnay, Sweet Dream, Norwich Castle, Crepuscle, Fragrant apricot, Cressida, Abraham Darby, Jude the Obscure, Perle d'Or, Ambridge Rose, Leander, Sweet Juliet, Teasing Georgia, Vanilla Perfume, Chanelle, Crystal Palace, Lucille Ball, Diamond Jubilee, Maigold, Glowing Peace, Butterscotch, Apollo Tribute, Eureka, William Allen Richardson, Reve d'Or, Jaquenetta, Sultry, Matawhero Magic , Oranges'n'Lemons, Lady Hillingdon and so many more.

Orange Rose Meaning

Orange roses stand for desire, enthusiasm and passion. Orange is the mixture of color between yellow and red, so both the powerful meanings of these two colors coexist in orange. Thus, the orange rose symbolizes that passionate desire that red roses express and that joyful enthusiasm yellow roses spread.

Orange Roses Arrangements

Orange roses arrangements are known to be used in Halloween decorations. Both their shape and color help these flowers a lot in creating unique and outstanding arrangements.

Orange roses arrangements may be mixed with dark flowers: purple, black, blue. They will stand out in any combination. But when used in wedding arrangements, orange roses are most likely to be mixed with softer colors like pale pink, lavender or white.

Yellow lilies, hot pink carnations, pink roses, orange gerbera daisies, purple stock, yellow oncidium orchids, these all can be associated with orange roses in creating wonderful orange rose arrangements for different kinds of events.

Orange Rose Bouquets

In orange rose bouquets, orange roses may be mixed with various colors and types of flowers. For example, you can mix orange roses with hot pink roses, golden craspedia and deep pink waxflower.

Single round orange rose bouquets are very nice for brides or bridesmaids if mixed with white gypsophila. As you don’t want to overcrowd your posey orange rose bouquets, that is unless you aren’t a true bohemian bride that will have the wackiest bridal bouquet there is, combining all sorts of flowers and colors, you might want to use only pale shades of purple or pink with your orange roses and wrap them nicely in a satin ribbon.

Orange Roses in Gardens

Orange roses, although hybrid, need full sun. So place them in a spot in your personal garden where they will have that. Also, while your orange bushes are growing, it is recommended that you fertilize twice - once after they bloom in spring and again in midsummer.

Place you orange rose bushes near colorful flowerbeds to create a joyful image in your garden. Or, place them near white flowerbeds, alongside white calla lilies or white orchids, they will look heavely!


Cut orange roses aren’t pickier than any other cut roses. They should be kept in a dark room, just after receiving them, in a cool place. Orange roses should not be placed near heating devices, so keep them away from TV sets, AC devices, or light bulbs.

Change their water constantly and re-cut their stems from time to time so they can feed themselves with the fresh water you provide them.