10 Types Of Attractive Yellow Roses

Written by Em Casalena
Updated: August 23, 2023
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Interested in adding a bright splash of yellow to your yard, but unsure of which rose is best for you? Yellow roses come in various hues, from rich gold to vivid sunny yellow. 

A yellow rose is the best thing you can put in your garden to provide joy and warmth. Yellow roses are fantastic options for your yard’s other perennial flowers. Whether you adore vibrant colors or prefer subtle creamy shades.

We’ve streamlined the process for you by compiling a list of the top yellow roses. This way, you can choose whether you want an energizing palette of bright, attention-grabbing hues or a peaceful pastel retreat.

In this article, we’ll explore a few of the best yellow roses. You’ll discover prize-winners, subtle fragrant scents, and roses selected for success in various conditions and climates. We’ll also include additional information about growing yellow roses so you’ll have the best chance at a full, rich, sunny garden!

1. Julia Child Rose

Botanical Name: Rosa ‘Julia Child’

The Julia Child rose is a gem because it exudes all of the renowned vigor of its adored namesake, famed American chef, and television personality Julia Child. This popular rose was given the chef’s blessing and is, as one might expect, a delightful buttery yellow. The Julia Child rose is the ideal size for container gardening, but it also performs admirably in a mixed border for landscaping. This rose has big flowers that smell subtly of anise and a bushy habit, which makes it a floribunda or cluster-flowering variety.

This low-maintenance rose cultivar is renowned for its disease resistance and bloom strength. It is a fantastic option for beginner gardeners or those who have not grown roses before. Perennial in nature, this rose prefers USDA hardiness zones 5 through 10, grows up to three feet tall, and needs full sun to partial shade.

The yellow Julia Child rose growing in a garden

The Julia Child rose (pictured) adds a gentle pastel hue to any green garden.

©Galina Bolshakova 69/Shutterstock.com

2. Charlotte Rose

Botanical Name: Rosa ‘Auspoly’

The Charlotte rose, one of the most well-known and stunning English shrubs, is adorned in a delicate pastel yellow with light pink petal edges. Each fragrant flower features ruffled clusters of bright lemon inside of delicate, buttery petals on the outside. The Charlotte rose, which bears the name of one of British rose breeder David Austin’s granddaughters, was given an Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2002.

Without trimming, the Charlotte rose maintains an upright, compact growth habit that reaches a height of around five feet. Despite being able to be grown in USDA zones five through 10, growers in zone five will need to provide this rose with winter freeze protection. In ideal circumstances, this rose will bloom in the summer and fall and thrives in direct sunlight.

3. Gold Medal Rose

Botanical Name: Rosa ‘Aroyqueli’

The Gold Medal rose features big, six-inch fragrant flowers with an ever-evolving showiness that begins as copper-orange buds, expands out into golden yellow, and then fades to a pastel yellowish cream tone. This grandiflora hybrid has sunny clusters of flowers on five to six-foot-tall stems and is a repeat bloomer. The Gold Medal rose is a stunning flower with strong growth and a resilient disposition that works admirably under any circumstance.

The Gold Medal rose is practically thornless, hardy in USDA hardiness zones five to nine, and bears on long stems, making it ideal for a cut flower garden. This deciduous cultivar requires well-drained soil and direct sunlight in order to thrive.

4. Graham Thomas Rose

Botanical Name: Rosa ‘Graham Thomas’

For those who prefer yellow to be the dominant color in their landscape, consider this lovely climber! The Graham Thomas will reach a height of 12 feet and be covered in thick, honey-yellow English-style flowers. The World Federation of Rose Societies named it the world’s most popular rose in 2009.

For maximum effect, train your Graham Thomas rose on a robust arbor or trellis. This rose has a stunning rush of blooms in the spring, which is followed by sporadic smaller cycles. In contrast to blue flowers like flax and perennial geraniums, Graham Thomas looks stunning and grows well alongside them. Whatever your own style, your landscape will look stunning by implementing this rose.

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

5. Ch-Ching! Rose

Botanical Name: Rosa ‘Wekyesir’

Although it might be difficult to plant roses in very warm locations, individuals searching for a sunny beauty have struck gold with this variety. The four-inch, brilliant yellow flowers of the Grandiflora variety called the Ch-Ching! rose have a spicy, fruity scent.

Throughout the growing season, the flowers of this rose bloom frequently in enormous clusters. Additionally, it has a very high level of disease resistance and can thrive anywhere between USDA zones five and 10. This cultivar grows to a maximum height of five to seven feet and thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. Like other roses, it is best to water gently at the base. Wait till spring to prune your Ch-Ching! roses instead of pruning them in the fall. This rose’s canes can all be trimmed to eight inches each year.

The yellow Ch-Ching! rose growing in a garden in Ontario, Canada.

The yellow Ch-Ching! rose (pictured) has broader outer petals when compared to very similar cultivars.


6. Yellow Lady Banks

Botanical Name: Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’

The Yellow Lady Banks rose can be your ideal match if you want a robust rose that blooms its heart out on its own without much human intervention. Still, this enormous climber is not for the novice rose grower! This cultivar may completely take over your landscape by reaching heights of up to 20 feet, making it the largest rose on our list.

The biggest rose in the world is the white Lady Banks rose variety, which can be found near Tombstone, Arizona. It occupies an area of 8,000 square feet. Although a bit more subdued than its enormous white cousin, your Yellow Lady Banks rose will still cover your yard in a stunning display of tiny, fluffy, creamy roses each spring.

Although it can take little shade, this cultivar prefers six hours every day of direct sunlight. It is extremely resistant to pests and disease. This rose may be taught to grow on a trellis or other support structure and will flourish for years with little maintenance. Plant this vintage rambler for a powerful impression and heavenly fragrance for your own garden!

7. Eternal Flame Rose

Botanical Name: Rosa ‘Eternal Flame’

The Eternal Flame rose is a memorial rose with the color of flickering candlelight, honoring the sacrifice of soldiers in past wars. This rose is an extremely floriferous hybrid tea with enormous solitary blooms on long stalks that look lovely when brought indoors as cut flowers. If you’re looking to grow roses for flower arranging or bouquets, this is the one to grow.

There’s a beautiful fresh lemon aroma to the Eternal Flame rose. It has stunning waving petals that are abundantly produced from spring till frost. If you enjoy fragrant bouquets or want to pay tribute to someone special, pick this type. This medium-sized shrub is heat-tolerant and resistant to disease. If you decide to go for this beauty, prepare to offer some afternoon shade.

The Eternal Flame rose is a perennial variety that thrives in USDA hardiness zones five through ten, may grow up to five feet tall, and requires full sun and light shade.

8. Golden Celebration Rose

Botanical Name: Rosa ‘Golden Celebration’

The Golden Celebration rose will capture your heart with its traditional globe-shaped flowers and lovely strawberry boozy aroma. This species of shrub, which is mid-sized and finely rounded, blends in wonderfully with the other flowers in garden borders.

The Golden Celebration rose, winner of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit, is a dependable repeat bloomer. Each totally double blossom has a warm golden hue, in accordance with its name. Put this variety in your garden next to aromatic plants like lavender or scented geraniums for a pleasant smell.

This perennial cultivar may grow to a height of approximately five feet, needs full sunlight, and can survive in USDA hardiness zones five through 11.

The yellow Golden Celebration rose growing in a garden

The yellow Golden Celebration rose (pictured) is a great rose to grow in hotter climates in Zone 11.

©Helen M.A. Rogers/Shutterstock.com

9. Dream Come True Rose

Botanical Name: Rosa ‘Wekdocpot’

Although it is important to note that this rose is not fully yellow, if you want a little diversity in your rose, this stunner may be the ideal variety for you. The Dream Come True rose may reach a height of seven feet and features large, golden-yellow flowers with white and ruby-red edges. It is a grandiflora cultivar, which blends the traditional hybrid tea blossom form with the bloom force of a clustered floribunda.

This type, which is resistant to pests and diseases, will bloom from summer until the first frost. It does well in a variety of climates. Each bloom on the Dream Come True rose is distinctive and unfolds in a colorful display of red-pink and yellow, making it a delight to observe. If you maintain this cultivar and deadhead it regularly, it will bloom more frequently. Having this rose gives you a solid reason to create season-long bouquets from its tea-scented blossoms.

This rose is a perennial that requires full sun and partial shade, can easily reach seven feet tall, and can survive in USDA hardiness zones five through 10.

10. Peace Rose

Botanical Name: Rosa ‘Madame A. Meilland’

The Peace rose’s distinctive color makes it one of the most popular roses in gardens and the flower industry, and it will stand out in your yard. Each exhibition-quality bloom has petals that are highlighted in delicate pink and have a light amber-yellow color. This multi-award-winning jewel, named Peace Rose to honor the conclusion of World War II, may fit into a range of garden color palettes. Make a showy specimen from this cultivar, or pair it with a range of pink perennials like dianthus or virtually any other pink perennial flower.

This cultivar produces lovely cut blooms and has a wonderful fruity scent. Provide a location with full light and loamy, well-drained soil to achieve optimum flowering. The Peace rose is a perennial rose variety that thrives in USDA hardiness zones four through nine, may grow to a height of six feet, and needs full light to bloom.

With so many yellow rose varieties, you’ll definitely be able to find the right yellow rose for your garden. Yellow roses can add a really unique and positive vibe to any outdoor space. They’re also relatively easy to care for and grow on your own. Why not add a rare yellow rose bush to your own garden?

Summary of 10 Types Of Attractive Yellow Roses

1 Julia Child RoseButtery pastel yellow
2Charlotte RosePastel yellow with pink edges
3Gold Medal RoseGolden yellow with copper-orange buds, pastel edging
4Graham Thomas RoseHoney-yellow
5Ch-Ching! RoseBrilliant yellow
6Yellow Lady BanksCreamy yellow
7Eternal Flame RoseColor of flickering candlelight
8Golden Celebration RoseGolden yellow
9Dream Come True RoseGolden yellow with ruby edging
10Peace RoseLight amber-yellow highlighted with pink

The photo featured at the top of this post is © iStock.com/HedgerowRose

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About the Author

Em Casalena is a writer at A-Z Animals where their primary focus is on plants, gardening, and sustainability. Em has been writing and researching about plants for nearly a decade and is a proud Southwest Institute of Healing Arts graduate and certified Urban Farming instructor. Em is a resident of Arizona and enjoys learning about eco-conscious living, thrifting at local shops, and caring for their Siamese cat Vladimir.

FAQs (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 exist in nature, whether they are solid yellow or splotched with yellow. Yellow roses can also be artificially dyed.

What goes well with yellow roses?

In a bouquet, yellow roses blend well with baby’s breath and daisies.

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