Rosa - Hybrid Tea Rose
Hybrid Tea Roses, arguably the most popular type of roses, are a cultivated group of roses developed by crossing two types of roses: Hybrid Perpetuals and Tea roses, thus the name.
Size: These roses possess an upright growth habit, often reaching 3 to 6 feet tall (0.9 to 1.8 meters) with a spread of 2 to 3 feet wide (0.6 to 0.9 meters), although size can vary by cultivar. Their stems are often long and straight, ideal for cut flowers.
Flowers: One of the hallmarks of Hybrid Tea Roses is their large, beautifully formed blooms. Flowers typically have 30 to 50 petals and can reach up to 5 inches (12 cm) in diameter. They come in a wide array of colors, from classic red and pink to yellow, white, and even multicolored varieties.
Bloom time: Blooming season usually starts in late spring and extends through fall, with each bloom occurring singly at the end of long, upright stems.
Hardiness: Hybrid Teas are hardy in USDA zones 5-9. However, they require careful attention to watering, feeding, and protection from diseases and pests.
Uses: In the garden, they are commonly used as borders or in dedicated rose beds. They attract pollinators, especially bees, with their abundant, fragrant blooms.
Hybrid Teas are renowned for their long-lasting, fragrant blooms and are often the rose of choice for florists. Despite their maintenance requirements, their exceptional beauty and fragrance make them a popular choice among gardeners. The “Peace” rose, a famous Hybrid Tea rose, symbolized the end of World War II and is one of the most recognized roses worldwide.