Picking the Perfect Hybrid Tea Rose

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Hybrid Tea Roses are among the most popular roses grown commercially. The blooms are medium to large in size and are carried on long stems, perfect for cutting. They are available in a wide variety of colors to suit every taste. Some are richly fragranced; others stand out for their elegance and beauty. There are far too many to name them all but here are a few favorites to whet your appetite.
Fragrant Cloud as the name suggests is highly fragranced with rich red blooms and dark green foliage. It is a vigorous upright variety and has medium resistance to disease. The main problems associated with this plant are mildew and black spot but if looked after this plant will reward you with a truly wonderful display of large long-lived blooms over a long flowering period. This rose comes into flower early in the year and makes an excellent bedding plant.
Blue Moon is not actually blue as the petals are pale lilac. This rose is excellent for cut flowers but some people find it looks a bit washed out in the garden as the foliage is pale green and not as rich looking as other varieties. It is vigorous and upright and has medium disease resistance. Mildew can be a problem. It is highly scented with tall, pointed buds. 
Ingrid Bergman is a deep red rose with dark green, glossy foliage. The blooms are medium sized and fragrant. This rose is ideal for cut flowers as the blooms last well but is also suitable for bedding or hedging. It is a vigorous upright variety with good disease resistance.
Peace is a yellow rose with pink edges to the petals and dark green, glossy foliage. It is a vigorous, bushy plant with average disease resistance. Black spot can be a problem. It is not fragrant but the large blooms look beautiful from bud to petal drop. This plant can grow up to six feet in height so it needs plenty of space. It should never be pruned back too hard as this will damage the plant. 
Whisky Mac is a golden apricot rose with glossy green leaves tinted with copper. It is vigorous and busy but it has a low resistance to disease. Mildew and rust are common problems and the soil must be rich in nutrients to ensure perfect blooms. Despite this it is one of the most popular roses on the market perhaps because of its rich fragrance as well as its beauty. 
Hybrid Tea roses are exceptionally beautiful and will add color and elegance to any garden. There are so many shapes, sizes, colors and textures available that you are sure to find the perfect plant for your garden no matter how big or small.


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