Hybrid Tea Roses
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Hybrid tea roses are arguably the most popular rose in the world. The hybrid tea roses have it all; beauty, fragrance and they are easy to care for. Hybrid tea roses are unique because they produce only 1 rose at the end of a stem. Almost all of are repeat bloomers and they are fragrant. The flowers are large, usually ranging from 4 to 5 inches in diameter. They also produce a large number of petals, around 60 or so. These roses have long, strong stems which makes them excellent for cut flowers.
Hybrid tea roses are believed to come from France where Jean-Baptiste Guilliot discovered a cross between a hybrid perpetual, Mme.Victor Verdier, and a tea, Mme. Bravy. Hybrid teas exhibit traits midway between both parents: hardier than the teas but less hardy than the hybrid perpetuals, and less ever-blooming than the hybrid perpetuals but more so than the teas. Modern era tea roses were made famous with the introduction of the ‘Peace” rose introduced in 1945 after WW11. Notoriety for tea roses has also been enhanced by naming rose plants after famous people, such as Amelia Earhart, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Princess Diana.