Gallery of White Roses

White roses

“There is something quite special about white roses… they are all purity and light.” – David Austin

I’m sharing pictures of white shrub roses and rambling roses in eager anticipation of the peak flowering season for roses which is a couple of weeks or so away in my part of the world. As my sweetheart would say, bring it on! Meanwhile, I’ll let the roses do their own talking.

Rosa 'Desdemona'
Rosa ‘Desdemona’

Rosa 'Jacqueline du Pré'
Rosa ‘Jacqueline du Pré’
Rosa moschata 'Nastarana'
Rosa moschata ‘Nastarana’
White rambling rose at Wollerton Old Hall
Rambling rose at Wollerton Old Hall
Rosa 'Winchester Cathedral'
Rosa ‘Winchester Cathedral’ often has a pink petal
White shrub rose: Rosa 'Trier'
Rosa ‘Trier’
Rosa 'Tranquillity'
Rosa ‘Tranquillity’
White rambler rose
White rambler
Panicle of white rambling roses
An arbour dripping with roses
Rosa 'Kew Gardens'
Rosa ‘Kew Gardens’
Rosa rugosa 'Alba'
Rosa rugosa ‘Alba’
Rosa 'Mountain Snow'
Rosa ‘Mountain Snow’

Jude suggested I might share some white roses for her current challenge – I’m happy to oblige.

56 Replies to “Gallery of White Roses”

    1. Thanks, Eliza. You can’t always guarantee my pictures were all taken in Britain, but in this case they were, apart from R. ‘Nastarana’.

  1. My heavens. Every one of them is gorgeous, although I’m partial to the more open, simpler forms. Rosa rugosa ‘Alba’ might be my favorite, although trying to chose a ‘favorite’ here would be foolish.

    1. It has certainly turned out to be the purest white, although the sunlight helps. The huge hips give R. rugosa ‘Alba’ extra interest and they are able to carry on flowering while they are fruiting. The only issue is that in some parts of the world rugosas are considered invasive.

    1. The dripping ramblers were at RHS Rosemoor, which is a great place for roses. I’ve been surprised that the singles have been the most admired. Perhaps the simplicity of white favours them.

  2. Gorgeous photos, Susan. I am especially fond of white roses. Thank you.

    1. A little tonic for the spirits. I enjoyed seeing quite a big display of them on the terraces at Bodnant Gardens a few years ago.

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