The Rose has been a long-standing symbol of Romance and Love. It’s beauty has adorned castles, gardens and cottages the world over. For centuries, it has captivated through it’s beauty and oft-alluring fragrance, charming and enchanting lovers. This article lists some of the most romantic rose names ever!
According to Greek mythology it was Aphrodite, the “goddess of love”, who gave the rose its name. William Shakespeare in Romeo & Juliet wrote: “That which we call by any other name would smell as sweet”. A Swedish Proverb vows: “If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I’d be picking roses for a lifetime.”
Here are some delightful rose names that capture the essence of pure romance:
Heaven on Earth?
Paradise, Cloud Nine, Secret Garden, Lovers Lane, Cottage Garden, Boudoir, Camelot, Eden Rose, Garden Party, Memory Lane, Crystal Palace.
Angel Face, Wild Thing, Sweetheart, Casanova, Special Angel, Baby Love, King of Hearts, My Valentine, Sweetie Pie, White Angel, June Bride, Valentine, Olde Romeo, Olde Sweetheart, Blushing Beauty, Orange Sweetheart, Dream Girl, Sleeping Beauty, Old Fashioned Girl, Sweet Butterfly, Brave Heart, Darling Flame, Dream Lover, Baby Darling, Dream Baby, Dearest, Red Sweetheart, Created Sweetheart, Cupie Doll, My Girl.
My Sentiments Exactly
Breathless, Burning Desire, Simply Irresistible, Bedazzled, Rapture, Obsession, Amourous, In the Mood, Romance, Charisma, Cherish, Sultry, Puppy Love, Sheer Delight, Sensation, Swonderful, Sweet Dream, Summer Blush, Bliss, Scentsational, Scentimental, Purple Pleasure, Purple Passion, Sweet Sensation, Thinking of You, Tenderly Yours, Remember Me.
A Prelude to Love
Sweet Valentine, Wild at Heart, Sexy Rexy, Pure Poetry, Belle Amour, Captivation, Lost in Paradise, Love, Unforgettable, Young Love, Rose Romantic, Love in Bloom, Careless Love, Young Hearts, Red Love, Spice, Loveglo, Over the Rainbow, Something Special, Bit of Paradise, Bride’s Dream, Red Hot, Enchanted, Endless Dream, Enduring Love, Fond Memories, Forbidden, Irresistible, Forever Mine, Forever Yours.
Blame it on the Moon
Love Potion, Passionate Kisses, Ruby Lips, Cupids Charm, Candlelight, Song of Paris, Bouquet de Venus, Butterfly Kisses, L’Enchantresse, Little Flirt, Moonlight and Roses, Apricot Kisses, Cupid, Pillow Talk, Love, Valentine Heart, Kiss of Fire, Lipstick ‘n’ Lace, Coral Kisses, Velvet Touch, Tropical Passion, Star Twinkle, Sunset Song, Secret Obsession, Smooth Romance, Victorian Lace, Stardance, Inspiration, Starlight Fantasy, Starglo, Torch, Pucker Up, Snuggles, Touch of Venus, Kisses, Intrigue, Seduction, Gold Heart, First Kiss, Chantilly Lace, Flaming Torch, Impulse, Emotion, Double Date, Cuddle Up.
Kiss the Bride, You ‘n’ Me, Dolce Vita (Sweet Life), Rose d’ Amour, Love Knot, Just for You, Purple Heart, Bride, Promise, Bridal Pink, Wedding Day, For You, Bridal Shower, Fondly, Bridal White, Especially For You, Bridal Sunblaze, Wedded Bliss, Near You, Kiss ‘n’ Tell, Memories, Sincerely Yours.
Tips for adding a little Romance to your Garden with Roses:
– Climbing Roses — Enjoy the charm of climbing roses clinging to a garden gate, trellis or even an old tree stump. Simply train your climbing rose up a stake in the direction you want it to grow and gently secure the canes with flexible ties.
– Fragrance — As if the names aren’t intoxicating enough, have you ever strolled past a freshly blooming rose bush only to find yourself swooning from the scent in the air? Some roses are beautiful to look at, but they do not possess a strong scent. Add to the ambiance by choosing roses with potent perfumes.
– Color Palette — Sometimes intermingling colors can present a vivid and breathtaking picture. Try mixing corals with deep pinks or lavenders with soft pinks or fuchsias. Velvety reds are also a traditional favorite; and, whites can be stunning too, especially when they have a draped effect.
– Romantic Friends — There are many romantic partners for your roses, here are a few: peonies, lavender, lilacs and jasmine.
“And I will make thee beds of roses and a thousand fragrant posies, a cap of flowers, and a kirtle embroidered all with leaves of myrtle” – Christopher Marlowe in Come Live with Me and be My Love.
And just when you thought a rose was just a rose…
Written by author April McCallum — an incurable romantic who loves artistic gardening & landscape design.
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