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Hybrid Tea Roses.

To most rose lovers the hybrid tea represents the culmination of the quest for ideal form and coloring in a rose, with a classic high-centered form and colors that range from rich reds, yellows, and oranges to delicate whites, pinks, and lavenders, with exotic blends of all shades in between. To show off their large and exemplary flowers, most hybrid

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Species Roses.

Members of this class are wild roses – but wild roses of a special kind. Species roses originate with plants or cuttings that are collected from the wild, but typically they come from exceptionally vigorous and handsome specimens. The special strength of the species roses is their wildness. These are roses that have had to take care of themselves. If

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Grandiflora Roses.

Created in 1954 with the introduction of the rose ‘Queen Elizabeth’, the Grandiflora class represents the first true melding of hybrid tea and floribunda characteristics. From its hybrid tea parent the Grandiflora inherits flower form and long cutting stems; from the floribunda side comes increased hardiness and prolific, clustered blooms. Most Grandiflora roses, although not all, are taller than either

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Roses In Alphabetical Order ‘A’

‘Abraham Darby’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1985)One parent of ‘Abraham Darby’ is the climbing hybrid tea ‘Aloha’, so although this rose may be maintained as a large shrub, with a little training it will also perform well as a climber. Its large, double, cupped, apricot-pink flowers suffused with yellow will cover a trellis or wall and perfume your garden. Like most

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Roses In Alphabetical Order ‘B’

‘Ballerina’ Roses (Hubrid Musk, Introduced – 1937)A good rose for mild climates, ‘Ballerina’ also flourishes in the North. At the northern edge of its range, winter cold may kill it back almost to the ground, but typically it will send up new shoots to provide a good show of flowers the following summer. ‘Ballerina’ bears abundant, large trusses of small, pink,

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Roses In Alphabetical Order ‘C’

‘Cabbage Rose’ Roses (Centifolia)The very double flowers of ‘Cabbage Rose’ (also called R. centifolia) are clear pink and richly fragrant. This is the type of rose, with many-petaled, globular blooms, often depicted in paintings by the old European masters. The 3-inch flowers are supported by long stems and appear singly or in clusters. Though they do not repeat, they produce a

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