The Orange Rose Study

colors of orange roses

types of orange roses

Milva Orange Rose
– opens to 3 inches wide
– the outer petals have a raspberry tint


Friction Orange Rose
– opens to 3 1/2 inches wide
– very bright in color

Wild One Orange Rose
Wild One
– opens to 3 inches wide
– more a coral/peach than a true orange

Chillis Orange Rose
– opens to 3 1/2 inches wide
– lovely fragrance

Free Spirit Orange Rose
Free Spirit
– opens to 3 1/2 inches wide
– very pretty ruffly petals
– raspberry tinted guard petals

High Intense Orange Rose
High Intense
– opens to 3 inches wide
– nice substitute for Circus rose if you’d like a little less yellow and more intense red tips on the petals

Miracle Orange Roses
– opens to 4 inches wide
– most true orange of the bunch, it’s a solid orange on all petals
– good substitute for Voo-Doo orange rose

Naranga Orange Rose
– opens to 4 inches wide
– absolutely lovely rose scent
– does have a considerable amount of thorns on the stem
– solid, darker orange color, almost a reddish tone

Picanto Orange Rose
– opens to 3 1/2 inches wide
– very few thorns on the stems
– outer petals are a darker orange, fades to a lighter orange on the inside petals

The roses for today’s study were provided by Harvest Wholesale in NYC. We’ve featured Harvest in the past when visiting NYC, they have a very cool space in the flower district:

Harvest Roses

orange roses by Harvest Wholesale
This was my first experience receiving flowers from Harvest and I have to say that I am extremely impressed. The roses were well packed and all appeared very healthy when they arrived in Denver for the study. For the rose study I received 225 stems and not one of them had that “bent neck” problem! Every single rose opened up beautifully and consistently. The vase life was about 7-10 days.

Contact Information:
A Rose By Harvest
111 w 28th St., NYC

Orange Roses by Harvest Wholesale Roses

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  1. Absolutely beautiful! So helpful to see these side by side. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  2. Yay!!!!! Love these studies! Thanks for what you do!

  3. Beautiful! Love the shape of that High Intense rose. And the Naranga has such a perfect red-orange color. Thanks so much for these studies. They’re so helpful!

  4. WOW!! Amazing post Alicia & Chuck! Thank you for taking the time to do this experiment and document it beautifully. Can’t wait to share with my readers…extremely helpful!

    • Amy, thank you sooo much for sharing the Orange Rose Study with your readers!! We appreciate you so much 🙂

  5. So helpful!!! Thanks a a ton for sharing!

  6. I absolutely love your flower lessons! Thank you for helping me find another vendor!

  7. I absolutely love these flower studies. So much more helpful than looking at a list of 20+ roses when trying to pick the perfect shade and shape! I’m digging those free spirits!!

    • Chandin, I agree! It’s so hard to look at the roses wrapped up at the wholesaler and try to guess what they’ll look like when they open up!! The Free Spirits are gorgeous, I used them in a wedding last weekend and they definitely completed the design with those ruffly petals.

  8. Beautiful rose picture

  9. Really cool! Orange roses are my fav. Love the high intense. Wonder if we can get locally?

    • Hey Dore, The High Intense was gorgeous, quite Intense! I do believe I’ve seen High Intense at our local wholesalers, slightly different shape than the ones featured from Harvest.

  10. Wow, Alicia!
    What a gorgeous study of orange roses!
    I had no idea there was that much variety!
    Beautiful photos.

    Wishing you all the best,
    Mary (from BYW Bootcamp)

    • Hi Mary,
      Thank you so much for the note and checking in on the blog!!
      I need to work on my homework 😉

  11. Hi Alicia, just dropping by from bootcamp and oh my gosh wow these roses are absolutely stunning, orange roses are my favourite : )

  12. Nancy Teasley says:

    I’m late on this, but what a great study!! Thank you for doing this. I agree, it’s so helpful to have this as a tool when ordering and picking at market. Sometimes my fried brain can’t remember all the names and how they behave, and now I can go back to this.

  13. I love orange roses. I linked my post today, called “Looking for That Perfect Orange Rose” to this post. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Milvas have the most fragrance of any I am aware of, and it is intoxicating.


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