Hybrid tea is an informal horticultural classification for a group of roses. They were created by cross-breeding two types of roses, initially by hybridising hybrid perpetuals with tea roses. It is the oldest group classified as a modern garden rose.
Hybrid teas exhibit traits midway between both parents, being hardier than the often quite tender teas (although not as hardy as the hybrid perpetuals), and more inclined to repeat-flowering than the somewhat misleadingly-named hybrid perpetuals (if not quite as ever-blooming as the teas).
Hybrid tea flowers are well-formed with large, high-centred buds, supported by long, straight and upright stems. Each flower can grow to 8-12.5 cm wide. Hybrid teas are the world's most popular type of rose by choice due to their color and flower form. The fact that their flowers are usually borne singly at the end of long stems, makes them popular as cut flowers.
Most hybrid tea bushes tend to be somewhat upright in habit, and reach between 0.75 and 2.0 metres in height, depending on the cultivar, growing conditions and pruning regime.
... He developed the Baroness de Rothschild Hybrid Tea rose in 1868, named for Baroness Caroline von Rothschild ... Louis Gimard' - (Moss) 1877 'Cecile Brunner' - (Polyantha) 1881 'Merveille de Lyon' - (Hybrid Perpetual) 1882 'Souvenir de Victor Hugo' - (Hybrid Perpetual) 1885 'Triomphe des Noisettes ... introduced the 'Soleil d'Or', the first yellow Hybrid Tea ...
... developing yellow rose cultivars through a cross between a red hybrid perpetual and 'Persian Yellow' ... a worldwide reputation in 1900 when he introduced 'Soleil d'Or', the first yellow Hybrid Tea ... Caroline Testout' - (Hybrid Tea) 1890 'Beaute Inconstante' - (Tea) 1892 'Souvenir du President Carnot' - (Hybrid Tea) 1894 'Antoine Rivoire' - (Hybrid Tea) 1895 'Mme ...
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