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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!

Toulouse Lautrec rose
The very frangrant Hrybrid Tea, Toulouse-Lautrec

As the name suggests these flowers are a cross between 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 teas have beautifully formed large sized blooms with high centered budding. They stand upright on long single stems adding to the e legance 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 For You To Try In Your Garden

These are some of the popular varieties, as well as a few that are little less common but still great value. You will find lots more by browsing through the website

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.

Peace rose: A hugely popular rose. Since being released after World War II. In 1992 more than one hundred million of these plants were sold. The bloom of this rose is big sized with shades varying from the light yellow to cream in color. It is very hardy and resistant to disease which adds to its popularity.   There is also the Chicago Peace rose, which is a popular offshoot

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.
Mister Lincoln: It has a very strong fragrance and beautiful well spread red colorl. The bloom size is of 30 to 35 petals. It was introduced in the year 1964 and grows up to the height of 1.2 meters. Hardiness zone is from USDA zone 5-9 which makes it good for cooler climates.

Bridal: Bridal is an awesome light pink color rose with a lovely formation. The flower is sturdy and lasts long on the stem. The rose shows regular blooms of 21 to 24 petals each. The hardiness zone for this lovely Hybrid Tea Rose is from USDA zone 6 to 10.

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.

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.

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.

Roses By Type

Wild roses, Hybrids, climbers, miniatures and more. Make some sense of the multitude of rose varieties with our handy guides.

Wild Roses
Wild or species roses. They have a natural simple beauty, with their plain 5 petal flowers and vibrant red hips.
Old Fashioned
This includes varieties such as Alba, Damask, Gallica, Hybrid Perpetual, Bourbons, Moss, and many more.
Hybrid Tea
Probably the most popular type in use today. Orignally created by crossing Hybrid Perpetuals and Tea roses.
Climbing Roses
The climbers are not a variety, they can come from different families such as HT's, Floribundas, Antiques etc.
Rambling Roses
Similar habit to the climbers, but with a few subtle (and important to remember) differences between them.
Floribunda
Well known for their prolific sprays of flowers, the floribundas are a very popular garden choice.
Ground Covers
This encompasses varieties such as the Knockout, Drift, and Star roses. Generally very easy care.
Miniatures
A great way to bring your roses indoors or onto the patio. And with a low price, you can have as many as you want!
English Roses
One of the best loved varieties, David Austin's English roses are a must have for your garden.
Shrub Roses
This class is a "catch all" for roses that just don't fit other catagories. A bit of a cop out really!
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