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Rosa x hybrida

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Rosa x polliniana
Description

Hybrid Tea Roses are ornamental flowering deciduous shrubs that are members of the Rosaceae or rose family. This shrub has large, high buds and tall, straight stems. They generally produce only one flower per stem. They are fast-growing and reach a height of 3 to 8 feet tall and  2 to 3 feet wide within 3 to 4 years. This shrub will continue to rebloom through the growing season and most of them have a lovely fragrance. They are frequently used as cut flowers by florists or home gardeners. The stems are green, erect, and stiff. The leaves are green to reddish-green, ovate, compound, opposite, and have serrate margins. The colors of the flowers range from pink, red, yellow, white, purple, and orange. The blossoms are typically solitary with over 20 petals. They may be single, semi-double, or double flowers.

Hybrid Tea Roses are produced by crossing hybrid perpetual roses and old-fashioned tea roses.

This plant grows best in acidic and loamy soils and prefers full sun. Roses require at least 6 hours of full sun during the day. They will tolerate light shade, but they will bloom best in full sun and will generally be more disease resistant. Fertilization and frequent watering at the base of the shrub will enhance its growth.

The fall and spring seasons are the best time for planting since the shrub is still dormant. Space the plants 2 to 3 feet apart to encourage good air circulation. Mulching in the spring will help to conserve water and keep the roots cool. The plant should receive 1 to 2 inches of water per week, and water the soil and not the leaves. Hybrid Tea Roses like humidity and temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Look for mildew-resistant varieties if you live in a humid summer climate.

Pruning is best done in the early spring which will encourage new growth. Cut out dead or diseased canes. Prune the stronger canes back about 1/3 of their height. To encourage reblooming, remove faded roses and deadhead throughout the growing season. This encourages strong stems and larger flowers. If you live in areas where winter is more severe, be sure to add protection for your roses.

Hybrid Tea Roses are grown as ornamental shrubs and are popular in the home landscape. The various colors and fragrances will add interest to your gardens. Used as cut flowers, they make beautiful floral arrangements. You may also consider growing them in containers.

Quick ID Hints:

  • rose shrub, measuring 3 to 8 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide
  • erect, stiff, green or reddish-green stems with prickles
  • green ovate, opposite, compound leaves with serrate margins
  • blossoms fragrant, a variety of colors with over 20 petals

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Hybrid Tea Roses are generally disease resistant; however, they can be susceptible to botrytis blight, black spot disease, crown gall, powdery mildew, downy mildew, verticillium wilt, and viruses. Rose rosette will make the foliage appear distorted. When rose rosette is confirmed, the entire shrub needs to be removed to prevent the spread of the virus. Curling leaves may be caused by viruses, and yellowing of the leaves may be caused by black spot diseases.  Insect pests include spider mites and Japanese beetles. 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Celebrity'
    yellow double blossoms, fruity fragrance
  • 'Friendship'
    large, deep pink blooms, edged with red, sweet fragrance
  • 'Garden Party'
    double, creamy white blossoms blushed with pink
  • 'Midas Touch'
    abundant deep yellow flowers
  • 'Mr. Lincoln'
    fragrant, red tea rose
  • 'Peace'
    double yellow blossoms, edged with pink, fruity fragrance
  • 'Purple Passion'
    purple double blossom, lemon fragrance
  • 'Tropicana'
    double coral orange blooms, fragrant
  • 'Veterans' Honor'
    deep, dark, red blooms, fragrance of berries
  • 'Voodoo'
    mix of orange, yellow, and red blooms, double flowers, fragrant
'Celebrity', 'Friendship', 'Garden Party', 'Midas Touch', 'Mr. Lincoln', 'Peace', 'Purple Passion', 'Tropicana', 'Veterans' Honor', 'Voodoo'
Tags:
#cultivars#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#fall flowers#colorful#spring flowers#accent plant#mass planting#summer flowers#rose shrub#cutting garden#acidic soils tolerant#small group plantings#disease problems#pruning tolerant#container plant#full sun#insect problems#landscape plant sleuths course
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Celebrity'
    yellow double blossoms, fruity fragrance
  • 'Friendship'
    large, deep pink blooms, edged with red, sweet fragrance
  • 'Garden Party'
    double, creamy white blossoms blushed with pink
  • 'Midas Touch'
    abundant deep yellow flowers
  • 'Mr. Lincoln'
    fragrant, red tea rose
  • 'Peace'
    double yellow blossoms, edged with pink, fruity fragrance
  • 'Purple Passion'
    purple double blossom, lemon fragrance
  • 'Tropicana'
    double coral orange blooms, fragrant
  • 'Veterans' Honor'
    deep, dark, red blooms, fragrance of berries
  • 'Voodoo'
    mix of orange, yellow, and red blooms, double flowers, fragrant
'Celebrity', 'Friendship', 'Garden Party', 'Midas Touch', 'Mr. Lincoln', 'Peace', 'Purple Passion', 'Tropicana', 'Veterans' Honor', 'Voodoo'
Tags:
#cultivars#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#fall flowers#colorful#spring flowers#accent plant#mass planting#summer flowers#rose shrub#cutting garden#acidic soils tolerant#small group plantings#disease problems#pruning tolerant#container plant#full sun#insect problems#landscape plant sleuths course
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rosa
    Family:
    Roseacae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts hummingbirds, other birds, bees, and butterflies.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Fragrance
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Rose
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Coarse
    Appendage:
    Prickles
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Insignificant
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Urn
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    The flowers vary in color and size and may be single, semi-double, or double blossoms. They are showy and many are fragrant. The flower is a solitary head and urn-shaped with more than 20 petals. Depending on the cultivar, blooming can occur in the spring, summer, and fall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are green to reddish-green, compound, ovate, and opposite. They measure 1 to 3 inches long and have serrate margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Description:
    The stems are erect, stiff, glossy green, and prickly.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Patio
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Garden for the Blind
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Problems:
    Frequent Disease Problems
    Frequent Insect Problems