10 Charming Yellow Roses

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Interested in adding a splash of bright yellow to your yard, but not sure which rose is right for you? Yellow roses come in a variety of colors, from rich golden to bright sunny yellow.

Yellow roses are the best thing you can put in your garden to bring joy and warmth. Yellow roses are a great alternative to other perennial flowers in the yard. Whether you like bright colors or subtle creams.

We've made the process easier for you by compiling a list of the top yellow roses. This way, you can choose whether you want bright, eye-catching hues that are vibrant, or calming spaces that are calm and subdued.

In this article, we explore some of the best yellow roses. You'll find award winners, subtle aromatic scents, and roses carefully selected for success in a variety of conditions and climates. We'll also provide more information on growing yellow roses so you have the chance to have a full, rich, sunny garden!

julia child rose

Botanical name: Rosa 'Julia Child'

The Julia Child rose is a gem because it exudes all the famous vibrancy of its namesake, Julia Child, the famous American chef and television personality. Chef's blessing, this popular rose is, as one would expect, a delightful creamy yellow. Julia Child rose is the ideal size for container gardening, but it also does well in mixed borders in landscaping. This rose has large flowers with a light anise scent and a bushy habit, making it a multi- or cluster-flowered variety.

This low-maintenance rose variety is known for its disease resistance and flowering strength. This is an excellent choice for beginners or those who have not grown roses before. Perennial in nature, this rose prefers USDA hardiness zones 5 to 10, grows up to three feet tall, and needs full sun to part shade.

Yellow Julia Child rose growing in the garden
Julia Child roses (pictured) add soft, pastel shades to any green garden.

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charlotte ross

Botanical name: Rosa 'Auspoly'

The Charlotte rose is one of the most famous and stunning English shrubs, adorned with delicate fringes of pale yellow and pale pink petals. Each fragrant flower features clusters of bright lemon in delicate buttery outer petals. The Charlotte rose, named after one of the granddaughters of English rose breeder David Austin, was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

Without pruning, Charlotte roses maintain an upright, compact growth habit and reach heights of around 5 feet. Although capable of being grown in USDA zones 5 through 10, zone 5 growers will need to provide this rose with winter freeze protection. Ideally, this rose blooms in summer and fall and thrives in direct sunlight.

gold medal rose

Botanical name: Rosa 'Aroyqueli'

The Gold Medal rose features six-inch large, fragrant blooms that begin as copper-orange buds that expand to golden yellow and fade to soft yellowish cream. This large-flowered hybrid produces sunny clusters on stems five to six feet tall and is a repeat bloomer. The Gold Medal Rose is a stunning flower that grows vigorously and has a tough personality that will perform well in any situation.

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Nearly thornless, Gold Medal roses are hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9 and have long stems, making them ideal for cut flower gardens. This deciduous variety needs well-drained soil and direct sunlight to thrive.

Graham Thomas Ross

Botanical name: Rose 'Graham Thomas'

For those of you who love yellow as a dominant color in your landscapes, consider this lovely climber! Graham Thomas will reach a height of 12 feet and is covered with thick honey yellow English flowers. The World Federation of Rose Societies named it the most popular rose in the world in 2009.

For maximum results, grow your Graham Thomas roses in a sturdy arbor or trellis. This rose has an amazing spring bloom followed by sporadic small cycles. Graham Thomas looks stunning in contrast to blue flowers like flax and perennial geraniums, and grows well next to them. Regardless of your own style, your landscape will look stunning with the implementation of this rose.

Perennial in nature, this rose grows best in USDA hardiness zones five through eight and needs full sun.

Clear! Rose

Botanical name: Rosa 'Wekyesir'

While growing roses in very warm locations can be difficult, those looking for sunny beauty have found gold in this variety. Four inch bright yellow flowers of the large flowered variety called Ch-Ching! Rose has a spicy fruity aroma.

The flowers of this rose often bloom in huge clusters throughout the growing season. Plus, it's very disease resistant and will thrive anywhere between USDA zones 5 and 10. Reaching a maximum height of 5 to 7 feet, this variety thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. As with other roses, it is best to water lightly at the bottom. Wait until spring to prune your Ch-Ching! roses instead of pruning them in fall. Canes of this rose can be pruned to eight inches each year.

Yellow Ch-Ching! Roses grow in a garden in Ontario, Canada.
Yellow Ch-Ching! The rose (pictured) has wider outer petals than a very similar variety.


yellow lady banks

Botanical name: Rosa banksiae 'Lutea'

If you want a full-bodied rose that blooms on its own without much human intervention, the Yellow Lady Banksy rose is the perfect match for you. This giant climbing plant is not for the novice rose grower, though! This variety may reach a height of 20 feet, completely dominating your landscape, making it the largest rose on our list.

The largest rose in the world is the white Lady Banks rose variety, which can be found near Tombstone, Arizona. It covers 8,000 square feet. Though a bit more subdued than its giant white cousin, your yellow Lady Banksy rose will still cover your yard each spring in stunning form of tiny, fluffy, cream-colored roses.

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Although it needs little shade, this variety prefers six hours of direct sun per day. It is extremely resistant to pests and diseases. This rose may be taught to grow on a trellis or other support structure and will bloom year round with little maintenance. Plant this vintage rambler for a powerful impression and heavenly fragrance to your own garden!

eternal flame rose

Botanical Name: Rose 'Eternal Flame'

The Eternal Flame Rose is a memorial rose with flickering candlelight colors in memory of soldiers who died in past wars. This rose is a very flowery hybrid tea that produces large single flowers on long stems that look lovely when brought indoors as cut flowers. If you are looking to grow roses for flower arrangements or bouquets, this is the rose to grow.

Eternal Flame Rose has a beautiful fresh lemon scent. It has stunning wavy petals and is prolific from spring to frost. Choose this type if you love a fragrant bouquet or want to pay tribute to someone special. This medium-sized shrub is heat and disease resistant. If you decide to go after this beauty, be prepared to provide some afternoon shade.

The eternal flame rose is a perennial variety that thrives in USDA hardiness zones five to ten, can grow up to five feet tall, and needs full sun and light.

golden celebration rose

Botanical Name: Rosa 'Golden Celebration'

Golden Celebration rose will captivate your heart with its traditional spherical blooms and lovely strawberry wine aroma. This medium-sized, rounded shrub blends well with other flowers in the garden border.

Recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden Merit Award, Golden Celebration Rose is a dependable repeat flowering plant. True to its name, each fully double bloom is a warm gold color. Place this variety in your garden next to aromatic plants like lavender or scented geraniums for a pleasant scent.

This perennial variety can grow to about 5 feet tall, needs full sun, and can survive in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 11.

Yellow golden celebration roses growing in the garden
The yellow golden celebration rose (pictured) is a rose that grows well in the hotter climates of zone 11.

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dream come true rose

Botanical name: Rosa 'Wekdocpot'

Although it should be noted that this rose is not completely yellow, if you want variety in roses, this stunner might be the perfect variety for you. Dream Come True roses may reach heights of 7 feet and have large, golden-yellow flowers with white and ruby edges. It is a large-flowered variety that combines the traditional hybrid camellia form with the flowering power of clustered flowers.

This pest and disease resistant variety blooms from summer until the first frost. It performs well in a variety of climates. Each flower on Dream Come True Rose is unique and unfolds in a colorful display of red pink and yellow that is pleasing to the eye. If you maintain the variety regularly and let it die off, it will bloom more frequently. Owning this rose gives you every reason to create bouquets for all seasons with its tea-scented blooms.

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This rose is a perennial that needs full sun and part shade, can easily reach seven feet tall, and can survive in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 10.

peace rose

Botanical name: Rosa 'Madame A. Meilland'

The unique color of the peace rose makes it one of the most popular roses in the garden and flower industry, and it will stand out in your yard. Each exhibition-quality bloom has petals highlighted in delicate shades of pink and light amber yellow. Named the Peace Rose to commemorate the end of World War II, this award-winning gem could fit a range of garden palettes. Use this variety as a showy specimen, or pair it with a range of pink perennials such as carnations or just about any other pink perennial flower.

This variety produces lovely cut flowers and has a wonderful fruity aroma. Provide a well-lit, fertile, well-drained soil for best flowering. The Peace Rose is a perennial rose variety that thrives in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 through 9, can grow up to six feet tall and needs full sun to bloom.

With so many varieties of yellow roses, you're sure to be able to find the right one for your garden. Yellow roses can add a truly unique and positive vibe to any outdoor space. They are also relatively easy to care for and grow on their own. Why not grow a rare yellow rose in your own garden?


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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What do yellow roses symbolize?

Yellow roses symbolize friendship and platonic love.

Do yellow roses exist in nature?

Yellow roses can and do occur in nature, whether they are solid yellow or spotted with yellow. Yellow roses can also be artificially dyed.

What goes with yellow roses?

In the bouquet, yellow roses blend perfectly with gypsophila and daisies.

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  2. Sheryl Geerts, available here: https://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/roses/ultimate-rose-care-guide/
  3. Danielle Sherwood, available here: https://www.allaboutgardening.com/yellow-rose-varieties/