Choose The Hybrid Tea Rose For A Touch Of Classic Elegance


Visitors: 401

The Hybrid Tea Rose is a modern rose, the offspring of 2 old timers getting together: the Hybrid Perpetual and the Tea Rose. These magnificent modern flowers grow on long stems and bloom throughout the year. Although this rose gives off only a faint scent, it makes up for this shortcoming with its many petals and tall stature. The Hybrid Tea Rose has been referred to as “your basic rose on a stick. " These are the most popular roses to give or receive on special occasions.

A Thorny Issue

Many gardeners avoid the Hybrid Tea Rose because they're turned off by the idea of thorns. Well, good news - there are several thornless varieties! When shopping, look for roses with tags that read “smooth" on the label. You can find these roses in every color of the rainbow, except blue.

You Look Marrrrvelous

A Hybrid Tea Rose will look fabulous in any garden. They are happiest when planted in rows by themselves. It's much easier to tend to them this way. Space your plants approximately 24 inches apart to ensure a good growth pattern. Plant in the spring.

Be sure to keep this area weed-free. These roses, like most flowers, do not enjoy the company of weeds.

Water Generously

Hybrid Tea Roses require lots of water during hot weather, especially if the heat is accompanied by dryness. Most gardens require a good soaking every 2 weeks, some gardens require a weekly soaking. Regardless of chosen schedule, if the ground looks dry and cracked, you water at once.

Placing mulch around your roses is a very good idea. The mulch will help prevent those aforementioned unwelcome weeds and conserve moisture.

Sunlight is Essential

It's important that your roses get plenty of sunlight. Roses require a minimum of 6 hours of sunshine a day, including morning sunlight. The morning sun will dry up excess moisture and dew, which will help prevent diseases from developing.

The Hybrid Tea Rose will likely reach full height in about 3 years. Even after pruning, the flower will grow back to this height annually. Most modern roses, such as the Hybrid Tea, live a span of 6 or 7 years - even longer if the flower has been given exceptional care.

How to Care for Your Hybrid Teas

In February, when your flowers are dormant, prune your roses. Your first step will be to remove dead branches and damaged canes.

In colder climates, you'll probably have to cut all the old damaged wood. Look for lively green canes - and don't cut them. Those are the canes that will produce buds in the spring.

In warmer areas, remove any existing leaves from the plant to promote new growth.

Lastly, remove any debris from your garden.

Now you're ready for spring. As spring approaches and your roses begin to grow, you should fertilize your garden with a high-nitrogen fertilizer.

Then sit back and enjoy nature's beauty.

Ron King is a full-time researcher, writer, and web developer. Visit Grow-Roses-Now to learn more about this fascinating trading vehicle.


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Champagne Bridesmaid Dresses Add a Touch of Understated Elegance on Girls' Looks
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Pearl Jewellery and the Classic Elegance it Brings

by: Jo Alelsto (December 11, 2008) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)

Dale Tiffany Lamp - Classic Elegance

by: Ann Triune (May 18, 2008) 
(Home Improvement/Lighting)

Nokia N95 Touch the Elegance

by: Adam Caitlin (July 17, 2008) 
(Communications/Mobile Cell Phone Reviews)

The Classic Elegance of the Longines DolceVita Ladies Watch

by: Robin OBrien (February 09, 2007) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews)

Wine Decor - a Touch of Elegance for Your Home

by: Teresa Tackett (January 02, 2008) 
(Home Improvement/Interior Design and Decorating)

Champagne Flutes Add a Touch of Elegance to any Party

by: Gail Leino (July 26, 2007) 
(Home and Family/Parties)

Tiffany Lamps - Adding Touch of Elegance to Your Life

by: Des Smalls (June 02, 2008) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews)

Bridal Pearl Jewelry Provides Classic, Timeless Elegance on Your Special Day

by: Chris Robertson (September 14, 2006) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews)

Playa del Carmen Real Estate Spotlight: PlayaCar, Classic Elegance

by: Thomas Lloyd (May 07, 2010) 
(Real Estate)

Champagne Bridesmaid Dresses Add a Touch of Understated Elegance on Girls' Looks

by: Angel Amenea (February 09, 2011) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Wedding)