Hybrid Tea Roses
‘Fragrant Memory’ Roses
Introduced – 1974
‘Fragrant Memory’ rose was introduced to the market way back in 1974 as ‘Jadis’, but Jackson and Perkins took it off from the market in 1979 because the nursery believed that it was very difficult for people to pronounce the name of the rose.
In 1989, the nursery re-introduced the rose with its present and more suggestive name. In fact, ‘Fragrant Memory’ is among the most scented roses that have been hybridized so far. This hybrid tea rose produces long, slender blooms with a lively pink hue and light lavender incandescent.
When the flowers are fully open, each measures 4 ½ inches to 5 inches in diameter and is composed of 25 petals. The plants of this rose grow up to a height of anything between 3 feet and 5 feet and they produce long cutting stems. The hardiness of the plants is above average.
‘Garden Party’ Roses
Introduced – 1959
This hybrid tea rose bears slightly scented flowers having pale yellow color that becomes lighter and changes to white. The tips of the petals have a light pink hue. The color of the blooms deepens to some extent during the fall.
The flowers of ‘Garden Party’ are double and cup-shaped and each bloom measures about 4 inches to 5 inches in diameter. The plants are in full bloom in midseason and produce abundance of flowers. This rose repeats its blooms well.
The leaves are semi-glossy, dark green, while the underside is reddish. The plants of ‘Garden Party’ rose are bushy and have a vigorous growth. This rose is precious in the garden and they are dramatic when planted in large groups.
The flowers of this rose are an excellent source of cut flowers. However, ‘Garden Party’ rose is rather vulnerable to mildew and may even develop black spot when the weather is damp.
Introduced – 1989
The remarkably vivid golden yellow hue of ‘Graceland’ rose distinguishes this rose from others. The blooms of this rose are high-centered, while the petals are ruffled. The flowers appear in sprays on long stems making them effective as cut flowers.
Each flower of ‘Graceland’ rose measures anything between 4 inches and 5 inches and is composed of 30 to 35 petals. The plants grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet and their ability to resist rose diseases is much better than average.
Introduced – 1963
The flowers of ‘Granada’ rose are really multicoloured and they include shades of pink, yellow and orange-red. This rose produces spiralled buds that unfurl into double, high-centered blooms that flatten as they mature. The flowers have a rich, spicy scent.
Each flower of this variety measures anything between 4 inches and 5 inches across. The flowers may be borne singly or appear in clusters constantly all through the growing season. The leaves of ‘Granada’ rose are dark green, crinkled, noticeably serrated and have a leathery texture.
The bushy plants of ‘Granada’ rose have an upright and vigorous habit. You may grow this rose in garden beds or borders and they will provide you with a steady source of stunningly coloured flowers for attractive arrangements indoors. The plants are resistant to black spot, but they are susceptible to mildew.
Introduced – 1985
‘Headliner’ is a hybrid tea rose whose petals have a creamy white hue which initially blends to deep pink and subsequently red at the edges. While the central petals have only a narrow band of color, those on the outer side are roughly completely brushed in cerise.
The petal count of this rose is quite high as each flower is composed of as many as 40 to 60 petals, while it measures about 4 inches in diameter. The leaves have an average green hue and they are good at resisting rose disease. The leaves almost cover the plants that grow up to a height of 5 feet.
‘Helen Traubel’ Roses
Introduced – 1951
For any hybrid tea rose, ‘Helen Traubel’ is an exceptionally adjustable rose. Though this rose has its origin in California it is able to adapt to cool as well as hot climatic conditions. The flowers of this rose are huge and double with pink and apricot colors.
Each flower of ‘Helen Traubel’ measures about 6 inches to 6 inches (12.7 cm to 15.2 cm across and it appears on tall and vigorous plants having matte green and leathery foliage. However, this rose has one flaw – the flowers have a tendency to have weak necks.
In other words, the stems are very thin and this makes the flowers nod, instead of standing firmly erect. The rose is suitable for growing in the landscape where the flowers look graceful. On the other hand, the flowers of ‘Helen Traubel’ are not good for use as cut flowers or in any arrangement.
Introduced – 1980
The color of the flowers of this rose may vary from white to yellowish white. The somewhat fragrant flowers are borne on long stems, making them excellent for use as cut flowers. Each flower of ‘Honor’ rose measures about 3 inches to 4 inches across and is composed of 20 to 25 petals.
When fully open, the flowers are loose and cup-shaped. The plants have an upright habit and grow up to a height of anything between 4 feet to 5 feet. The plants produce slender canes, while the leaves are dark green, large and have a leathery texture. This rose’s ability to resist disease as well as winter hardiness is better than average, particularly for any white rose.
‘Ingrid Bergman’ Roses
Introduced – 1983
As the name suggests, this hybrid tea rose is in memory of the late Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman. This rose bears dark red blooms against the backdrop of dark green foliage.
The blooms are fragrant and each flower measures about 4 inches to 5 ½ inches in diameter and is composed of as many as 35 to 40 petals. The exceptional winter hardiness of ‘Ingrid Bergman’ is the most outstanding characteristic of this rose. The plants have an upright habit and grow up to a height of 4 ½ feet.
‘Irish Gold’ Roses
Introduced – 1966
In Europe, this rose is known as ‘Grandpa Dickson’ – named after a patriarch of a rose breeding clan in Northern Ireland. ‘Irish Gold’ rose bears clear, light yellow hued flowers and when fully open, its petals quill giving the blooms a star-shaped outline.
At times, the edges of this rose’s petals have a pale pink hue. Each flower measures anything between 5 inches and 6 inches in diameter and is composed of as many as 30 to 35 petals. The blooms of this rose variety have a very light sweet scent.
The plants have a bushy nature and grow up to a height of 3 feet to 4 ½ feet. The foliage of ‘Irish Gold’ is dark green, glossy and has a leathery texture.
‘John F. Kennedy’ Roses
Introduced – 1965
There is an interesting story behind the naming of this hybrid tea rose. Initially, Jackson and Perkins nursery’s gardener W. Gene Boerner planned to name this rose after him.
However, his plans changed following the United States President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the rose was named in his honour.
‘John F. Kennedy’ produces green-tinged buds that unfurl into white flowers, each measuring anything between 5 inches and 5 ½ inches across and composed of 45 to 50 petals.
Among all the white hybrid tea roses that are still popular, this rose variety is the most aromatic. The foliage of ‘John F. Kennedy’ is dark green, has a leathery texture and is resistant to rose diseases. The plants grow up to a height of 5 feet.
‘Just Joey’ Roses
Introduced – 1972
‘Just Joey’ produces large, brandy hued buds that are elegantly pointed. These buds unfurl into double, apricot coloured flowers, whose hue becomes lighter as the blooms mature. Each flower of this hybrid tea rose measures anything between 4 inches and 6 inches and is composed of 30 remarkably large and ruffled petals.
The flowers of ‘Just Joey’ have a potent fruity fragrance. The flowers as well as their fragrance last for a long time. The leaves of this rose are also large and glossy, while the stems bear a lot of thorns.
The plants are somewhat short and spreading and have a reasonable rate of growth. In addition, their ability to resist disease is average. On the other hand, the flowers of ‘Just Joey’ are exceptional for indoor decorations owing to their large size and prolonged vase life.
Introduced – 1981
The blooms of ‘Keepsake’ are borne singly and also in small clusters. This rose produces oval shaped buds that unfurl into double, high-centered blooms having deep pink hue with shades of paler pink.
The individual flower measures about 5 inches in diameter and is very fragrant. The foliage is large, deep green and glossy, while the canes have plenty of fleshy prickles.
The plants have a bushy nature and grow upright. ‘Keepsake’ rose is ideal for growing in garden beds or borders. The flowers of this hybrid tea rose are wonderful for use as cut flowers as well as for exhibition.
While the plants are rather tender, they are extremely resistant to disease. This rose flourishes best in places having cool summers.