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If you love roses and you love picking them, then you will love and apreciate the modern Hybrid Tea rose. These long stemmed beauties with their high pointed buds and elegant formal blooms are adored all over the world. Essential to modern flora culture, where would our florists be on Valentine';s Day without a red Hybrid Tea rose?
The foliage is usually large, dark green and glossy. The growth habit is short, bushy and sturdy. Of course they flower continuously and are ideal for mass display. Hybrid Tea roses are widely used for grafting onto a tall standard to provide height for formal planting schemes. If you do not have a large garden and still want a good variety of roses then Hybrid Teas will perform well in a container. Many are fragrant but not all. Talk to us if you particularly wish to choose by fragrance.
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As with many roses we initially have the French to thank for the Hybrid Tea rose that we know today. Way back in 1867 Jean Baptiste Guillot of Lyons spotted a seedling with a difference amongst his rose stock. It is reported that far from being a carefully bred rose, that some unplanned promiscuity between the 2 parent roses resulted in this accidental seedling. It took some time for the rest of the world to agree that this rose was indeed something quite different and unique, as well as desirable. Once accepted, this new style of rose was embraced completely and now there are literally thousands to choose from.
Mr. Henry Bennett of England and the McGredy family of Ireland continued the development of Hybrid Tea roses. Sam McGredy, a 4th generation member of this prestigious horticultural family, relocated to NZ in the 1970';s and many world famous Hybrid Teas have been bred right here in NZ.
Some of the world';;s best loved roses are Hybrid Teas. At Wairere we have over 600 of them listed on our database, mostly in bush form; however some are also available as climbers. Look for such elegant beauties as "Aotearoa", "Loving Memory", "Margaret Merrill", and "Peace", to name just a very few.
Climber Hybrid Tea. An excellent rose with healthy disease resistant foliage, seductively scented, long stemmed, deep purple blooms that are perfect to pick. Stunning addition to any garden and bred right here in NZ. 1998. Multi Award Winner. PVR.
Rob Somerfield says this rose is "named after the liqueur 'Blackberry Nip' that we all remember" from our past. I'm afraid my memory of it is not a great one - my fault as I somewhat over indulged, now days I would choose to drink in the scent of this beautiful rose rather than the liqueur!
Climber-Hybrid Tea. Everyone loved the bush rose so much that there just had to be a climbing version to follow. Vigorous in habit but needs a warm sunny position to flower well. Fragrant buds of lilac-blue to almost lavender. Certainly one of the best of the 'blues'. 1981. PVR.
Colour: Lilac Blue
Mature Height: 3m x 3m
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Climber. Gorgeous climbing hybrid tea with large, velvety red blooms, dark green foliage and almost thorn less stems. Named after the home of a famous French Claret producer. Think of him when you drink in the beauty of this rose when it flowers in summer. Fragrant too. 1920.
Climber Hybrid Tea. A multi award winning rose with glorious, large blooms of deep crimson-red that carry a strong fragrance. Dark green foliage. Likes a nice sheltered spot to perform to its best. Bred in Germany in 1935.
Climber Hybrid Tea . The climbing version of my favourite old hybrid tea and often described as one of the loveliest roses ever bred. Bright rose pink, single flowers with prominent dark pink stamens. Sweetly scented. Strong growth habit and healthy foliage. Repeats well. 1925.
Climber - Hybrid Tea. A sumptuously beautiful rose bred in France in 1938. The large double flowers are coloured a rich, dark, velvety crimson and open to reveal golden stamens. Powerfully fragrant. Strong healthy foliage. Gorgeous.
Climber Hybrid Tea. A beautiful rose with blended soft apricot-orange, hybrid tea shaped blooms that have a warm yellow reverse. Nice fragrance and foliage. A great rose to use as an upward pillar. PVR 1990.
Climbing. A hybrid tea climbing rose with large, deep, salmon-pink almost double flowers that are deliciously fragrant and excellent for picking. Dark glossy green foliage that shows good disease resistance. Repeats well. 1986. PVR.
Climber - Hybrid Tea. Peter Beales describes this as an "outstandingly beautiful climber." I completely agree. If you like single roses you will love Meg's large, scented blooms of buff yellow flushed with apricot and peach. Prominent russet-red stamens complete the picture. Glossy green healthy foliage. 1954.