If you love roses and you love picking them, then you will love and apreciate the modern Hybrid Tea rose. These long stemmed beauties with their high pointed buds and elegant formal blooms are adored all over the world. Essential to modern flora culture, where would our florists be on Valentine';s Day without a red Hybrid Tea rose?
The foliage is usually large, dark green and glossy. The growth habit is short, bushy and sturdy. Of course they flower continuously and are ideal for mass display. Hybrid Tea roses are widely used for grafting onto a tall standard to provide height for formal planting schemes. If you do not have a large garden and still want a good variety of roses then Hybrid Teas will perform well in a container. Many are fragrant but not all. Talk to us if you particularly wish to choose by fragrance.
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As with many roses we initially have the French to thank for the Hybrid Tea rose that we know today. Way back in 1867 Jean Baptiste Guillot of Lyons spotted a seedling with a difference amongst his rose stock. It is reported that far from being a carefully bred rose, that some unplanned promiscuity between the 2 parent roses resulted in this accidental seedling. It took some time for the rest of the world to agree that this rose was indeed something quite different and unique, as well as desirable. Once accepted, this new style of rose was embraced completely and now there are literally thousands to choose from.
Mr. Henry Bennett of England and the McGredy family of Ireland continued the development of Hybrid Tea roses. Sam McGredy, a 4th generation member of this prestigious horticultural family, relocated to NZ in the 1970';s and many world famous Hybrid Teas have been bred right here in NZ.
Some of the world';;s best loved roses are Hybrid Teas. At Wairere we have over 600 of them listed on our database, mostly in bush form; however some are also available as climbers. Look for such elegant beauties as "Aotearoa", "Loving Memory", "Margaret Merrill", and "Peace", to name just a very few.
Climber Hybrid Tea . The climbing version of my favourite old hybrid tea and often described as one of the loveliest roses ever bred. Bright rose pink, single flowers with prominent dark pink stamens. Sweetly scented. Strong growth habit and healthy foliage. Repeats well. 1925.
Colour: Pink Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1m
Climber - Hybrid Tea. Peter Beales describes this as an "outstandingly beautiful climber." I completely agree. If you like single roses you will love Meg's large, scented blooms of buff yellow flushed with apricot and peach. Prominent russet-red stamens complete the picture. Glossy green healthy foliage. 1954.
Colour: Apricot / Cream Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1.2m
Hybrid Tea. A multi award winning red, red, rose bred in France. This rose has even won an award for fragrance so you 'nose' it smells delicious. The hybrid tea shaped blooms appear from summer to autumn. It may be shy the first year after planting but will soon settle in. Glossy green foliage. 2001.
Colour: Red Habit: Climber Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.2m
Climber. This climbing rose is aptly named and will climb to great heights and flower repeatedly. Gorgeous yellow
blooms with a spicy fragrance. Prefers moist well drained soil and full sun. Great disease resistance. Deciduous
Colour: Yellow Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1m
Climber. An award winning rose with luminous orange blooms that are lightly scented. Good disease resistant foliage. Can be used as a tall shrub rose or small climber. A vibrant and showy rose. 2010. PVR.
Pacific Rose Bowl awarded Best Climbing Rose 2011.
Colour: Orange Habit: Climber Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m