Colorful And Popular Hybrid Tea Roses
By Dana Noonan
The romantic long-stemmed rose is the instantly recognizable signature of hybrid
teas, and it's what makes them the most popular variety of roses. Public gardens
feature special sections devoted to roses, especially colorful hybrid teas. Home
gardeners enjoy growing hybrid tea roses that make lovely floral arrangments.
Florists love the Tiffany hybrid tea rose for its ability to stand up so well in
bouquets. But despite the world famous renown of those fragrant hybrid tea
roses, some expert gardeners say that you can't avoid the fact that they often
require a great deal of care.
Some hybrid tea roses may be better suited to your area's weather and soil
conditions than others. If your location has humid summers, you should be
growing hybrid tea roses that resist mildew. Drier regions will demand your rose
plants to have more vigorous root systems, to sufficiently sustain them against
drought periods in addition to the necessary amount of hybrid tea rose care
required. Varieties like the Blue Girl hybrid tea rose require quite a few
treatments to fend off nasty diseases like blackspot.
While not generally recommended for colder climates, certain types such as the
hybrid tea rose like the Terracotta offer hardier petals and last longer after
cutting. Blooming big from late spring to fall, their colors darken from a
chocolate shade in cool weather to a vibrant cinnamon on warm days! The
Terracotta is one of the gently fragrant hybrid tea roses most suitable for
cutting, as the scent won't be overpowering.
There are even more spectacular shades including the charming Vienna rose with
its fruity orange on orange blend, or the lilac-toned Blue Moon rose that makes
stunning floral arrangements with red and pink roses. The Elle hybrid tea rose,
a 2005 AARS prizewinner, offers the most striking color combination of soft pink
petals and a brilliant yellow undertone that makes this absolutely gorgeous
flower, with its scent of citrus mixed with spice, a standout for your garden of
hybrid tea roses!
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