angelml

Best hybrid tea roses

angelml
5 years ago

Hi. I have recently started gardening and growing plants and flowers. I love hybrid tea roses. I have planted Pop John Paul II, Firefighter and Veteran's Honour ( which looks pink compared to firefighter)

im just looking for suggestions to see what other hybrid tea's I can buy. I love big blooms, a string scent and one that is quick to re flower. I want to have fresh cut flowers in the house so repeat flowering is a must. What are your suggestions?

because I've just got into gardening, in not sure of the variety of roses. I know there is hybrid tea and floribunda, but can you tell me the others and what the difference is.


Thanks

Comments (21)

  • Sara-Ann Z6B OK
    5 years ago
    last modified: 5 years ago

    Angel, I don't know which hybrid teas are available in your area, but a few fragrant ones that I have are Memorial Day, Double Delight, Beverly, Perfume Delight, Tiffany, Francis Meilland, Bewitched, Twilight Zone, Pink Peace, Fragrant Plum, Grande Dame, Buxom Beauty, Big Momma, Melodee Parfumme, to name a few. There are so many great ones. Fragrant Plum, Twilight Zone and Melodee Parfumme are grandifloras, but there's not really much difference that I can tell.

    There are also some good floribundas that are fragrant and great for cutting. Angel Face, Sheila's Perfume and Sunsprite are three that I have.

    Most people on this forum grow Austin roses which are beautiful and fragrant, and usually very prolific.

    Most of these roses have good repeat. If a rose has other great attributes I can overlook it not being very fragrant, especially since most of mine are, lack of fragrance is not a deal breaker if it's a good rose in every other way. That would be something of personal preference though.

    Here's a few pictures

    Pink Peace

    Memorial Day

    Tiffany

    Fragrant Plum

    Perfume Delight

    Double Delight

    Sunsprite

    Francis Meilland

    Big Momma

    Bewitched

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  • parker25mv
    5 years ago

    Mr. Lincoln is a classic in the red category, but some people prefer the slightly more magenta hue of Chrysler Imperial. Alec's Red is another good one, more delicately shaped, but takes several years before the blooms have good form. My absolute favorite is Sterling Silver. At it's best it can develop the most complex a beautiful bloom shape, but this is only seen on mature bushes. The color is somewhat muted and almost slightly greyish, yet the hue of the color is the most towards the blue side of any rose I have ever seen. Another subtle positive attribute is that the coloration is very even, never splotchy, like some other blue roses can be. It has a wonderful—I would say perfect—smell, though not the strongest fragrance. The primary disadvantage is that the bush is known not to produce blooms as often. So they say if you like Sterling Silver you should plant several bushes to maximize the chances there will be some in bloom. It's not a prolific bloomer, though when the blooms do appear they are well worth it.

    September Mourning has an unforgettable fragrance. Chicago Peace has beautiful colors and very fragrant, kind of fruity and sweet smell.

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    Since a lot of us on here are in the States, and we don't get the same roses you get in Australia, I would suggest you try to find a local rose society that might be better able to help you. I also have no idea what diseases or pests you might have there compared to ours. Finding a local rose group would really be beneficial to you.

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    Teas, these are not Hybrid Teas but an older class that the HTs were bred from.

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    Stunning photos! Wow ... I haven't grown roses that long to determine which roses are great for vase life because I haven't optimized my gardening habits yet ... though there's no smell, Legends is stunning.

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    Some roses I'm pretty sure you can get in the land of Ozz. Elina, Peace, Tropicana. These come to mind right away. Others that I grow that do great in my garden that you can look for over in Australia are Louise Estes, Brinessa, Moonstone, Mavrik, Marlons Day, Kardinal, Let Freedom Ring, J.F. Kennedy, Crystalline, Remember Me. Another one I grow that absolutely needs shade during the afternoon is Dark Night. You can look all these rose up on Helpmefind/roses, as I'm almost sure a lot of them will be sold under a different name over there.

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    5 years ago

    Hi Angelml, I grew up in the Central West and my brother still lives there - and a vey good girl friend has a farm there. Both of them grow roses - most of which are hybrid teas. I'm not sure exactly where you are so you could have granite soil or red clay. Either way, some roses that have done very well for them are -

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    Iceberg - the bush form

    Apricot Nectar

    Sylvia

    A couple of David Austin's that do well there are Lichfield Angel and Windermere - Windermere has the most glorious perfume but the flowers don't last.

    Depending on exactly where in the Central West you are, you could always check out Bunnings and, from memory, Thompson's Garden Centre in Orange had some good David Austins the last time I was there. My girlfriend bought her Apricot Nectar from Bunnings for $5 about 18 months ago and it's developed into a wonderful rose.

    It might be a bit early in your gardening life to suggest buying bare-root roses but, if you're interested in investigating other possibilities then I suggest you have a look through the Mistydowns online catalogue -

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  • angelml
    Original Author
    5 years ago

    Thanks so much Tricia, I live in Lithgow. I do have a couple of David Austin roses. The Falstaff and Teasing Georgia are doing really well! The DA Heritage I bought a few years ago as a bare root rose and it struggled for a few years. I think it's been if for 2 or 3 years and this is the first time it has flowered.

    I'll look up the roses that you said does well at your familie's home.

    Seil, thanks for the suggestion of joint a Rose society. I looked into this and it's inexpensive to join so hopefully I can some tips which would be specific to my area

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    5 years ago

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  • angelml
    Original Author
    5 years ago

    Great, thanks for the tip Tricia. I didn't know about the website.

    i thought I'd post a few pics of some roses I have.

    Teasing Georgia - David Austin

    Falstaff - David Austin

    Heritage - David Austin

    Firefighter - Hybrid tea

  • rosecanadian
    5 years ago

    Oh my goodness!!!! Falstaff is stunning!!! Wow!!!

    Sara-Ann - you are a master of photographing gorgeous roses!!!!

    Carol

  • Sara-Ann Z6B OK
    5 years ago

    Thank you Carol. Angel, looks like you are well on your way to growing beautiful roses, gorgeous pictures!

  • colcha (Sydney, AU, Zone 11a)
    5 years ago
    last modified: 5 years ago

    Angelml – great selection of roses you have there so far!

    Another great way to learn about roses is to visit a nursery
    that specialises in them. There really is no substitute for seeing, touching
    and smelling a rose in person and then determining what you like. I often find
    that roses that are recommended as fragrant are not that fragrant to me
    (probably a combination of being in a different zone and having a different sense
    of smell!).

    If you are prepared to go for a drive, then I can highly
    recommend visiting Swanes (in Dural) and Green E Roses (just up the road from
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    Good luck with your selection!

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  • rosecanadian
    5 years ago

    Peter Mayle is an exceptional rose for me too in its pot. Mine, however, doesn't get electric pink likes yours. Mine is more muted. I like the color of yours better!

    I also really like Valencia too.

    Wouldn't ever want to be without these two.

    I got rid of my Oklahoma after 4 years of few blooms, poor fragrance and lackluster growth. Yours looks pretty!

    Carol

  • angelml
    Original Author
    5 years ago

    Colcha, thanks so much. I didn't know about Swane's or Green E Roses. I'm excited to go and have a look!

    thanks everyone for all help

  • Jasminerose, California, USDA 9b/Sunset 18
    5 years ago

    Love that Red Intuition, Kate. It looks like the center of a kaleidoscope.

  • dublinbay z6 (KS)
    5 years ago

    rosecanadian, how much sun does your Peter Mayle get? I'm not sure if it is sun or heat (or both), but my Peter gets HOT sun from noon to suppertime. Seems to love it. Perhaps that hot location is what your Peter needs?



  • rosecanadian
    5 years ago

    Mine is in total sun, but we don't get very hot weather here in zone 3. The hottest we get (maybe 2 days/summer) is 30C (86F). Most days are 24C (75F). So yeah, maybe it's too cool here for that dynamic color. :)

    Carol

  • dublinbay z6 (KS)
    5 years ago

    Wow, summer highs are 75-86 degrees? amazing! Maybe not the best temps for Peter Mayle, but that does have to be a pleasantly cool summer (especially compared to my Kansas summers of 95-100 degrees).

    Where in Canada (generally speaking) do you live, rose canadian?

    Kate

  • rosecanadian
    5 years ago

    I live in Calgary, Alberta. Our summers are amazing - although we do get hail at least twice/summer. :)

    Carol