Hybrid Tea Roses
Hybrid tea roses are often the type thought of as the traditional, long stem variety of rose. There are many different types and breeders are always working on exciting new developments!
As the name suggests these flowers are a cross sectional hybrid of Hybrid Perpetuals and traditional Tea roses. It gets the best traits from both the breeds. The vigorous growth, sturdy stems and hardiness are trademarks of Hybrid Perpetuals whereas the Tea Rose contributes to the beauty of the flower with exotic leaves, continuous blooms and high center.
The Hybrid Tea rose is often termed as the "modern rose”. The Hybrid Tea came into existence in 1867 in France. It was introduced by a French Gardener Jean-Baptist Guillot. Since then many other cultivators and gardeners have experimented on this Hybrid Tea roses to get wide varieties of this rose. The rose became popular only in the 20th century with the huge success of the Peace rose which was introduced at the end of the Second World War. Many other breeds followed, including the Explorer series.
Hybrid tea roses are renowned for their class beauty. They have beautifully formed large sized blooms with high centered budding. They stand upright on long single stems adding to the elegance of the flower. The diameter size of the flower varies in between 8 to 12 cm. Tea hybrids will grow in a straight shrub pattern and attains a height up to 1.8 meters, with regular blooms throughout the season.
Hybrid Teas have hundreds of varieties which have been divided in categories like fragranced, red, pink, orange, and many more. Here are some popular varieties:
Double delight rose: This is a strongly fragranced flower. It grows as tall as 150 cm and blooms double colored flowers with the shade of white inside and deep red on the edges. This rose typically has 32 petals.
Camp David: This flower first appears as a black bud an opens up to a spectacular red color. This is a great addition to a bouquet.
Oklahoma rose: A beautiful deep crimson rose, nice enough to be the state flower!
Elle: A combination pink, yellow, and orange. It was the AARS winner in 2005!
Memorial Day: An orchid pink flower and was an ARS winner in 2004!
Ingrid Bergman: Has a great red double bloom and is very disease resistant to boot!
Tropicana: An ARS gold medal winner! Has exotic red-orange blooms and a great fragrance.
American Beauty: A great pink perpetual bloomer with a strong fragrance!
Aloha: A great climbing shrub with a nice scent.
Valencia: An orange beauty with a great scent, but a little hard to handle though!
Chrysler Imperial: The plant named after a car...but is actually a great flower as well!
Leonidas: Its a beautiful red, yellow, or sometimes brownish flower, great for weddings.
Abracadabra: One of the most uniquely colored roses. Red with yellow stripes.
Marilyn Monroe: One of the nicest apricot varieties out there.
Freedom Hedge: A great choice for hedges!
Wildfire: A beautiful looking orange-red stunner!
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