The year 2016 has come to an end, which means a huge review of what we did last year. Obviously, it’s not all about what WE did, but as well about what YOU did. So we researched our website and social channels, trying to find the answer to a burning question: what are the most popular garden roses of 2016? Which varieties did you liked the most? Used the most? Talked about the most?
Well, we have the answer for you! The number one is no surprise, since she has been our most popular rose for years, but we definitely didn’t expect that number four would even make the top 10, let alone the top 5. Scroll down and see the 5 most popular garden roses of 2016 below. Enjoy!
The David Austin Wedding Rose Patience is a delightful buttermilk rose with ruffled petals reminiscent
of fine lace. The creamy yellow buds gradually open out fully to form flat, medium-sized rosettes.
The many frilled petals are beautifully arranged around a classic button eye. There are approximately
165 small petals packed into each bloom of the David Austin Wedding rose Patience.
There is a fresh old rose fragrance with elements of fruit, lilac and myrrh. The fragrance is
medium-strong at first, but softens as the blooms age, later developing lemony notes.
The romantic colour helps to make the David Austin Wedding Rose Patience a highly desirable
wedding flower. Depending on how they are styled, these versatile, creamy white blooms can bring a traditional
old-world character to floral designs. In more contemporary interpretations, ‘Patience’ has a natural
radiance, freshness and charm. Patience is one of the seven heavenly virtues.
#4 Princesse Charlene de Monaco
The Rose Princess Charlene of Monaco offers superb gradient pastels in delicate,
salmon-pink. It is a great rose with surprisingly few petals.
It has a beautiful, sweet and fruity fragrance. The rose Princesse Charlene de Monaco is a remarkable
rose and holds well in a fully open form. A great performer with medium-long vase life.
The Rose Princesse Charlene de Monaco is wonderful for flower arrangements, bridal bouquets
and blush weddings. Or just as an eye-catching “mono-floral” bouquet of only Princesse Charlene
de Monaco roses in a nice vase.
The garden rose Princesse Charlene de Monaco is magical in the hands of floral designers.
#3 White O’Hara
The premium scented garden rose White O’hara is a large, French, white rose, with a slight
ivory tinge at the center, that opens up fully in a quartered way. While the name of this variety is called
“White O’hara” the petals of this beautiful garden rose has a touch of pink that gives it a blush tone.
The scented garden rose white O’Hara has a more traditional rose shape, but is filled with layers and layers
of petals that give a wonderful rose scent. White O’hara would be perfect to use in bouquets or
centerpieces for a romantic garden wedding or mix with pinks for a charming bridal or baby shower.
The scented garden rose White O’Hara is very fragrant (5 stars out of 5) and often used for weddings
and special events. It is hardy to ship and its vase life is extraordinary. A perfect white garden rose!
The premium scented garden rose White O’Hara is also a delicate, highly fragrant garden rose that portrays
unparalleled beauty and romance. A delightfully pure and wholesome aesthetic rose. You know weddings
are a vision of loveliness and when decorated with this terrific flower of love everything looks clearer,
crisper, and brighter!
The Stunning David Austin Wedding Rose Keira has natural charm and glorious, vintage-style blooms.
This unusual rose breaks all the normal rules for the cut flower industry, because each rose is subtly different
in color, being a beautiful blend of blush pink and cream, often with warm peachy highlights.
Some blooms have an irregular flush of pink that highlights the edge of the outer petals, creating a very soft
picotee effect. We think that this variation adds to the natural charm of the rose.
The flowers of the David Austin Wedding Rose Keira are beautiful at all stages: the small, plump buds opening into
glorious, rounded young blooms that eventually form spectacular cupped rosettes, each with around 100 petals.
The edges of the outer petals have an attractive, lightly waved effect. There is a medium-strong rose fragrance.
This David Austin Wedding Rose Keira, perhaps more than any other, looks like it has been freshly cut from the garden.
This makes it particularly effective when combined with seasonal flowers, herbs and foliage for a romantic, garden-inspired look.
The name ‘Keira’ is a charming variation on the ancient Gaelic ‘Ciara’.
The unusual and sophisticated color of the David Austin Wedding Rose Juliet was not found in roses of the past
and is hard to find among modern roses. Pale peach buds open to reveal deeper inner tones neatly arranged within
the heart of the bloom. Beautifully cupped rosettes are held elegantly upright on strong stems. Juliet deserves its
place as our most popular variety. A light fragrance reminiscent of snowdrop and daffodil.
The David Austin Wedding Rose Juliet has the lightest fragrance of our cut roses. Despite this, it is always
one of the most popular of our cut roses for weddings, commemorations, events and special occasions.
The large, elegant blooms made Juliet utterly different from most other contemporary cut roses. When fully
open, the blooms reveal many neatly-arranged petals nestling in folds within the heart of the bloom.