Hybrid Tea Roses
‘Red Lion’ Roses
Introduced – 1964
‘Red Lion’ rose bears high-centered, radiant cherry red flowers having wonderful substance. Each flower of this hybrid tea rose variety measures about 5 inches across and is composed of as many as 35 to 40 petals.
Soon after the flowers open, the petals curl back into a quill that gives the blooms a star-like outline. The plants grow up to a height of anything between 5 feet and 6 feet and have extra-large foliage with a leathery texture.
‘Royal Highness’ Roses
Introduced – 1962
‘Royal Highness’ rose produces slender buds that unfurl into delicate, majestic, light pink hued flowers. The blooms are also narrow and high-centered. Each flower measures anything between 4 inches and 5 inches in diameter and is composed of 40 to 50 petals.
The flowers have a wonderful fragrant and are borne by plants that grow up to a height of about 4 feet to 5 feet. It is worth noting that for several years ‘Royal Highness’ rose has reigned supreme although it is considered to be extremely tender in places where winters are very cold.
‘Schwarze Madonna’ Roses
Introduced – 1992
The main feature of ‘Schwarze Madonna’ rose which attracts the notice of all new owners is the intense dark red flowers that make a prominent contribution to any plant.
However, the gardener slowly begins to appreciate that this hybrid tea rose possesses another virtue that is more practical – its exceptional ability to resist diseases.
In fact, ‘Schwarze Madonna’ rose is outstandingly untroubled and extremely adaptable compared to any other hybrid tea rose. This rose has the ability to flourish equally well in the North, South, East as well as West.
‘Sheer Bliss’ Roses
Introduced – 1987
While ‘Sheer Bliss’ has been classified as a white rose, its color is more of light pink. The petals of this rose have a creamy white color that glow with a soft pink tone.
The flowers of this rose have excellent substance, are borne on long stems and have a potent fragrance, making them wonderful for use as cut flowers. Each flower of this hybrid tea rose measures about 4 inches to 5 inches across and is composed of 35 petals.
The plants are compact and grow up to a height of 3 feet to 4 feet. They possess excellent ability to resist rose diseases. In addition, their hardiness is above average, especially for a rose in this particular color range.
‘Sheer Elegance’ Roses
Introduced – 1989
‘Sheer Elegance’ rose produces pointed and oval-shaped buds that unfurl into classic high-centered form that is typical of hybrid tea roses. Each flower of this hybrid tea rose variety measures anything between 3 inches and 4 inches and is composed of as many as 35 to 40 petals.
The blooms of ‘Sheer Elegance’ are certain to emerge winners on the show table. The color of the flowers varies from soft pink to light salmon hue with a deeper pink color on the edges of the petals.
The flowers are borne on long and stiff stems, which make them excellent for use as cut flowers. The blooms are set against dark green foliage that are resistant to rose diseases. The foliage nearly clothes the plants that grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet.
‘Summer Dream’ Roses
Introduced – 1987
‘Summer Dream’ rose produced peach-hued buds that unfurl to expose pink and orange shades on the inner sides of the petals, which blend to yellow hue of the external petals. The flowers appear in sprays and repeat bloom very quickly.
Each flower of this hybrid tea rose variety measures anything between 4 inches and 5 inches in diameter and is composed of 30 to 35 petals.
The plants grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet and are covered with dark green, shiny foliage. Compared to most other roses having apricot hue, ‘Summer Dream’ is more winter hardy.
‘Summer Sunshine’ Roses
Introduced – 1962
The flowers of ‘Summer Sunshine’ rose are more yellow compared to any other yellow rose. This hybrid tea rose is also more vigorous grower as well as has better resistant to diseases compared to other yellow roses.
On the other hand, ‘Summer Sunshine’ is not exceptionally winter hardy. Each flower of this rose measures anything between 3 ½ inches and 5 inches across and is composed of 25 to 30 petals.
The plants repeat bloom very quickly all through the summer. The plants grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet and their foliage is grey-green with a leathery texture.
Introduced – 1984
The name ‘Sunbright’ fittingly illustrates the vivid yellow blooms of this hybrid tea rose. This rose repeats its blooms quickly and each flower measures about 4 inches in diameter and is composed of 24 to 30 petals.
The plants of ‘Sunbright’ grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet. The foliage is dark green and glossy. The plants are good at resisting fungal diseases, which is an excellent attribute for any yellow rose.
‘Sutter’s Gold’ Roses
Introduced – 1950
This rose has been named to commemorate the 1984 centennial of discovering gold in California. In fact, ‘Sutter’s Gold’ is amongst the most fragrant rose in the hybrid tea rose category.
The flowers of this rose have a golden yellow hue superimposed with orange tones and tipped in red. The blooms are slender, tall and have an urn shape. Each flower is composed of 30 to 35 petals.
When the flowers are fully open, they measure 4 inches to 6 inches each. The plants of this rose grow up to a height of anything between 4 feet to 5 feet and have dark green, semi-glossy foliage with a leathery texture. The canes are full of thorns.
Introduced – 1963
‘Swarthmore’ rose bears red flowers that have a tendency to turn deep pink as the flowers mature. Each flower of this rose measures anything between 4 inches and 5 inches in diameter and is composed of as many as 45 to 55 petals.
The blooms are slender, high-centered and have a light scent. Usually, the edges of the petals become smoky dark red or even black, especially when grown under bright sunlight.
The stems are straight and long and are covered with dark green foliage having a leathery texture. The plants grow up to a height of 4 feet to 6 feet and are rather winter hardy.
Introduced – 1954
‘Tiffany’ rose produces long and pointed buds that unfurl into attractive, classical form. The flowers are double, each measuring about 4 inches to 5 inches across, and its petals have a soft rose pink hue that mixes together with yellow at their base.
The flowers may be borne singly or they may also appear in cluster and bloom over a prolonged season. The high-centered blossoms have a potent, sweet, fruit-like fragrance. The foliage of this hybrid tea rose is dark green and glossy.
‘Tiffany’ plants are vigorous growers and it is also easy to grow this rose. The plants are tall and have an upright habit. ‘Tiffany’ rose is best for growing in garden beds and borders. The outstanding flowers of this rose are excellent for use as cut flowers.
This rose performs best when grown in places having warm climates. Compared to most hybrid tea roses, ‘Tiffany’ is capable of resisting diseases better.
‘Touch of Class’ Roses
Introduced – 1984
Rosarians have a preference for this particular hybrid tea rose. ‘Touch of Class’ rose has been regularly winning ribbons at rose shows owing to flawless formation and high-centred flowers.
While this rose has been a star performer, it cannot be called prima donna. Actually, ‘Touch of Class’ rose is an excellent garden plant and it is in bloom constantly all through the growing season.
This rose bears large, double flowers having a medium pink hue dappled with cream and coral. One of the flaws of this rose is that it only offers a light fragrance. This apart, the rose is excellent for your garden.
Introduced – 1960
‘Tropicana’ rose bears vivid orange-red blossoms having a fruit-like fragrance. The flowers are large and double each measuring anything between 4 inches and 5 inches across. This rose produces very large and pointed buds that unfurl into high-centered, cupped flowers that appear singly.
The blooming season of ‘Tropicana’ rose is relatively long and the color of the flowers does not fade even when grown in hot weather conditions. The foliage is dark green and glossy. The plants are upright and bushy and have a vigorous growth.
When grown in garden beds and borders, the radiant colors of the flowers can often be spectacular. However, you will find it difficult to blend this rose in a mixed border with blooms of soft pastel shades. ‘Tropicana’ rose is an excellent source of cut flowers. The plants are, however, susceptible to mildew.
‘Uncle Joe’ Roses
Introduced – 1971
This rose is often listed as ‘Toro’ and it bears double blooms, each measuring 6 inches across, which are borne individually on long stems. The buds of ‘Uncle Joe’ unfurls slowly into high-centered blooms whose color varies from average to dark red.
The flowers of this hybrid tea rose have a potent fragrance. The leaves of this rose are large, dark green, glossy and have a leathery texture. The plants have a vigorous growth and have a tall and upright habit.
The stems are strong enough to hold the hue flowers of ‘Uncle Joe’. ‘Uncle Joe’ rose is ideal for growing in garden beds and borders. In addition, they are superb for cutting. However, if this rose is grown in places having cool and damp weather conditions, it may inhibit flower production.
‘White Delight’ Roses
Introduced – 1989
The name of this hybrid tea rose notwithstanding, ‘White Delight’ does not bear pure white blooms. Instead, the flowers of this rose have an ivory hue that merges with soft pink at the center, while the external petals have a pink tinge.
Each flower of ‘White Delight’ measures about 4 ½ inches across and is composed of 30 to 40 petals. They make an excellent contrast against the dark green foliage, which has a leathery texture.
The plants of this rose grow up to a height to anything between 4 feet and 5 ½ feet and they produce long stems that are excellent for cutting.