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Brief descriptions of the types of bush roses follows and these largely
refer to the flower type.
Tree or Standard
roses Tree or 'standard' roses mostly have those varieties
grafted into the top of a tree-like stem.
Hybrid Tea: (HT) Classic, long-stemmed, generally
perfumed, cut flower roses. Most produce one or more perfect blooms per
stem and all varieties make good cut flowers which last well. Image
here is Summer of Love.
Grandiflora:(Gr) Strong, lusty, continuous blooming roses
which produce clusters of hybrid tea-like flowers. Make an excellent
hedge which will deter intruding animals and people. An example of tall
variety is Heart of Gold. Not as tall but equally free flowering is
About Face, pictured here.
Floribunda:(F) As hedges, borders, to line paths or
foundation plantings and in large pots floribunda roses flower
abundantly, and are quick to repeat. Try Tuscan Sun,any of the Iceberg
group like Burgundy Iceberg. Image here is One Love
These bear massed clusters of smaller blooms of an old fashioned
nature. China Doll pictured
are the thoroughly modern rose that provides absolute hardiness on a
smaller and more functional bush that is often also a ground cover.
Usually these varieties have a low petal count but makes up for that
with huge flower numbers. Beach Blanket pictured here.
Climbing roses are more often more vigorous forms of their parent.
Climbing rose forms appear on many of the most favourite varieties.
Climbing roses throw more elongated stems that can be tied and trained
to a support creating a lovely effect. Climbing roses can take longer
to establih than their parents and will generally be appraoching their
best after their 3rd year in the ground. Try High Society