National Gardening Association Top 10 Roses for 2017

Out of 6,713 varieties in our Roses Database, our members have ranked these as the current favorites. The list changes from year to year, but one thing is for sure - you will be happy with any (and all!) of these roses in your landscaping. 


Rose (Rosa 'Double Delight')

With petals that start creamy white on the inside and end with a stunning splash of strawberry red on the edges, it is no wonder that this delicate beauty tops our list of must-have roses. Double Delight is a delightful hybrid tea rose that is both showy and fragrant.

Rose (Rosa 'Julia Child')

This rose has been wowing rose lovers since its introduction. We can't resist this floribunda with disease resistance, long-lasting blooms, buttery-yellow color and sweet scent.  

Rose (Rosa 'Double Knock Out')

Knock Out roses are known for their long lasting blooms, and Double Knock Out certainly doesn't disappoint. This rose is virtually care-free, which makes it a must in any garden. 

Rose (Rosa 'Easy Does It')

One of our personal favorites, Easy Does It is a real show stopper. This floribunda will be full of orange and pink blend blooms from spring until frost. Its scalloped petals and spicy fragrance will set it apart in your garden.

Rose (Rosa 'Peace')

This rose is the oldest cultivar on our list, but gardeners can't resist the delicate beauty of this rose. The pastel colors of yellow blending into pink combined with a subtle sweet fragrance grant this rose a spot on our list.

Rose (Rosa 'Joseph's Coat')

Depending on growing conditions, you may see shades of orange, pink, and yellow on this stunning full petaled climber. That's probably one of the reasons this rose makes its appearance on our top 10 list - this rose is known for its dependable reblooming, full petal count, and showy appearance. The multiple clusters of blooms more than make up for its mild fragrance. 

Rose (Rosa 'Scentimental')

A striped rose, Scentimental is a definite favorite. The clusters of red and white stripes are very distinct and crisp, the rose reblooms well, and it has a strong sweet scent. No wonder we love it!

Rose (Rosa 'Graham Thomas')

This David Austin rose seems to bloom non-stop with outstanding yellow blooms that have a spicy fragrance. The rose is a very definite presence in the garden with its large size and beautiful stature, so make sure you give it the proper amount of space to dazzle and delight. 

Rose (Rosa 'Cherry Parfait')

Praised as easy to grow and resistant to disease, Cherry Parfait is the perfect rose to try this year, whether you are a novice or a seasoned rose grower. The beautiful blooms will vary with color throughout the season, which means you will be pleasantly surprised throughout the growing season.

Rose (Rosa 'Queen Elizabeth')

This rose made it to our list, no doubt due to its full pink blooms that are as sweet as its scent. This grandiflora is a reliable rebloomer with clusters of pink on a robust stalk. 

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