Roses are by far the most requested flower at florist. They are also a popular flowering plant to grow in gardens. There are many types of roses to pick from. Roses differ by color, fragrance, bud, bloom and stems. The differing varieties can be overwhelming. Choice of rose is a personal decision. Whether you are buy cut roses, or roses for your garden, explore the varieties out there.
Hybrid Tea Roses – Hybrid Tea Roses are by far the most popular in gardens. They come in a variety of colors. Buds on Hybrid Tea Roses are usually long and pointed. Most bloom repeatedly during the season. They are breed for specific colors and fragrances. A popular Hybrid Tea Rose is Peace. The Peace rose is ideal for cutting with long stems. It also is slightly fragrant with a yellow pink blend.
Climbing Roses – These roses climb over walls and trellises. They are often repeat bloomers. They also come in a variety of colors and fragrances. The Don Juan Rose is a favorite climbing rose. It is deep red and has a strong fragrance.
Miniature Rose – Miniature Roses are the rose plants you see sitting in pots on tables for decoration. They do not grow any larger than two feet. They are breed for their size. They do come in many colors and fragrances. They are often miniature versions of full size roses.
Floribunda Rose – These roses are smaller. They are only two to four feet tall. One stem will have several blooms. This gives the rose bush almost continuous color.
Grandifloras – The Grandifloras are said to be a cross between the Floribunda and Hybrid Tea Roses. They come in different colors and fragrances. They have very large blooms. They bloom in big clusters. Grandiflora Roses are also breed for color and fragrance. There is a wide range for these beauties.
Old Garden Roses – These roses are ones that date back before the first Hybrid Tea Rose, in 1867. They come in a variety of species to include wild roses, bourbons, damasks and teas to name a few. They come in a variety of colors and fragrances. Bloom patterns for Old Garden Roses can vary from a single bloom during the season to continuous blooming. They can also vary in size. They can be from one foot to fifty feet.
These are the different variety of roses. Every year different roses are added to the roll of names and types within these categories. Colors can be stunning and dark to pale and delicate. They come in pinks, lavenders, reds, creams, oranges and purples. You can also find roses in bi-colors. Fragrances are also in extensive selection. Roses come in fragrances from citrus to floral to traditional rose.
Explore the world of roses. Go beyond the tradition long stem red rose. Find a rose that fits you and your personality. On the other hand, find several for all the moods in your life. Roses are a great way to express yourself.