Hybrid Tea Roses
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'Canadian White Star' Roses

Introduced - 1980

This hybrid tea rose is named 'Canadian White Star' because when the 40 to 45 white petals of this rose variety unfurl, they quill back in a manner that forms the sketch out of a multi-point star measuring anything between 3 inches and 4 inches in diameter.

The plants of this variety grow up to a height of 5 feet to 6 feet and they produce semi-glossy, dark green foliage with leathery texture. Another distinct feature of 'Canadian White Star' is its large, hooked thorns.

If you wish to obtain the best results, you should grow this rose in areas having coastal climatic conditions since this variety is unable to perform well in heat.

'Cary Grant' Roses

Introduced - 1987

'Cary Grant' bears eye-catching orange hued blooms whose color is relatively pale on the reverse side of the petals. The flowers have a wonderful high-centered form and possess a spicy scent.

Each flower of this rose variety measures about 5 inches in diameter and is composed to as many as 35 to 40 petals. The stems of this rose are admirably firm and excellent for cutting.

The stems are clothed with deep green and glossy foliage. The plants grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet.

'Century Two' Roses

Introduced - 1971

'Century Two' rose produces pointed buds that unfurl into average pink hued, cup-shaped, double fragrant blooms. Each flower of this variety measures about 5 inches in diameter.

The plants have an upright and bushy habit and grow up to a height of anything between 4 feet and 5 feet. The foliage has a leathery texture and is winter hardy. However, the plants of this rose are rather susceptible to mildew.

'Charlotte Armstrong' Roses

Introduced - 1940

'Although this rose has been named a member of the families that grow original rose in the United States, 'Charlotte Armstrong' is itself very pretty and also an esteemed rose as a parent of several modern day hybrid teas.

The color of the blooms of this rose varies from dark pink to light red and the flowers are slightly tea scented. They have an informal shape and are loose.

Each flower of this rose variety measures 3 ½ inches to 4 ½ inches and is composes of 35 petals. The plants grow up to a height of 5 feet to 6 feet and produce dark green leathery leaves.

'Chicago Peace' Roses

Introduced - 1962

'Chicago Peace' rose is a sport of 'Peace' and a gardener in Chicago discovered it in her backyard. Although 'Peace' has several sports, this hybrid tea rose is said to be the best.

Akin to its parent 'Peace', 'Chicago Peace' also bears large, high-centered blooms, each measuring about 5 inches to 6 inches and composed of as many as 60 petals.

However, instead of its primary color being yellow, the blooms of 'Peace' have a blend of deep rose pink, apricot and light pink hues. The base of the petals, however, is yellow.

The plants have a bushy nature and grow up to a height of anything between 4 ½ feet and 5 ½ feet. The leaves are dark green, glossy and have a leathery texture, but susceptible to black spot. 'Chicago Peace' has a positive side too - the plants are extremely winter hardy.

'Christian Dior' Roses

Introduced - 1958

'Christian Dior' rose produces high-centered, formal buds that unfurl into cup-shaped, full blooms having clear, luminous, average cherry-red hue. When grown in hot and arid gardens, the color of the flowers may change to black along the edges of the petals.

Hence, ideally 'Christian Dior' should be grown in a place that receives afternoon shade. Each flower of this hybrid tea variety measures anything between 4 inches and 6 inches and is composed of as many as 50 to 60 petals.

The plants of this rose grow up to a height of about 3 ½ feet to 5 feet and they produce large, semi-glossy leaves having leathery texture. The canes of 'Christian Dior' rose are almost bereft of thorns. However, the plants may be susceptible to mildew.

'Chrysler Imperial' Roses

Introduced - 1952

When this rose was introduced to the market in 1952, it created a sensation and even after over four decades, 'Chrysler Imperial' rose continues to be the best in its class of roses. This hybrid tea rose bears double, deep red blossoms having a velvety sheen.

The flowers have a very potent citrus fragrance. Each flower of this variety measures about 4 ½ inches to 5 inches (11.5 cm to 12.8 cm) across. This rose is wonderful when grown in a mixed border.

In addition, the flowers of 'Chrysler Imperial' are excellent for use as cut flowers. This rose is ideal for growing in places where the winters are temperate, while the summers are warm and dry.

However, if grown in regions where summers are cool, 'Chrysler Imperial' will be prone to mildew. Apart from this, the flowers can also have an unattractive purplish hue when grown in places having cool summers.

'Color Magic' Roses

Introduced - 1978

Initially, the flowers of 'Color Magic' have an ivory hue, but as they mature their color changes to pale pink, then to coral and eventually to dark pink. Sunlight and high temperatures intensify the color change of the flowers.

Each flower of this rose variety measures about 5 inches across and is composed of anything between 20 and 30 petals. When fully open, the flowers are cup-shaped and have a light fragrance.

The plants are bushy and they grow up to a height of 3 ½ feet to 4 feet and produce dark green, large, semi-glossy leaves that are somewhat resistant to diseases. This rose is extremely tender, especially in places where winters are very cold.

'Command Performance' Roses

Introduced - 1970

'Command Performance' bears orange-red hued flowers which are now and then suffused with blue.

The flowers of this hybrid tea rose variety a very fragrant. Individual flower measures about 4 inches in diameter when they are fully open and is composed of 25 petals that curl under (reflex) in a manner that the rose ultimately has a star-like appearance.

The foliage is leathery and the plants have an upright and bushy habit. The plants of this variety grow up to a height of anything between 5 feet and 6 feet.

'Crimson Glory' Roses

Introduced - 1935

The black-red buds of 'Crimson Glory' unfurl into crimson velvety blooms with shades of purple. When the flowers are fully open, they are double and wonderfully fragrant. The necks of this hybrid tea rose have a tendency to be weak, which makes the flowers nod.

Each flower of this variety measures about 3 inches to 4 inches and is composed of about 30 to 35 petals. 'Crimson Glory' plants are spreading and have an asymmetrical habit which is ideal for planting them in garden beds or borders.

The flowers of this rose appear only on old wood, which makes them an excellent specimen when grown on a trellis or arbour. When grown in this manner, the nodding nature of the flowers makes an excellent display.

The climbing variety of 'Crimson Glory' grows up to anything between 10 feet and 12 feet. Both forms of this rose produce dark green, leathery leaves that can succeed even in warm climatic conditions. However, it is essential to protect the plants from the direct heat of the sun if the purple tone of the flowers starts looking unattractive.

'Dainty Bess' Roses

Introduced - 1925

'Dainty Bess' bears silvery pink hued blooms, which is unusual for any hybrid tea rose in many aspects. The flowers are single having five large and curvy petals which surround a knot of deep maroon stamens. The blooms of this rose variety close at night.

The flowers that appear under the shade of the leaves have a tendency to have a lighter hue. Otherwise, the flowers are long-lasting and fragrant. They last for a long time on the stem as well as when used as cut flowers.

The plants of 'Dainty Bess' rose are strong, robust and upright. The foliage of 'Dainty Bess' is plentiful, deep green with a leathery texture. This rose is in bloom constantly making it an excellent selection for growing in a garden bed or border.

The name of the rose notwithstanding, it is able to endure harsh weather conditions and is also disease resistant.



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