There are four popular hybrid roses varieties, namely Hybrid tea, Floribunda, Miniature and Polyantha. Each one has their own unique physiognomies in terms of their size, color and number of flowers it can bear.
Out of the above four, Hybrid Tea holds a uniquely important position in the ‘garden-rose’ section. With its large blossoms, the hybrid tea is one of the world’s most popular flowers. . Almost every other variety of rose carries a part of under this gene. Hybrid tea comes in an incredibly diverse range of colors and is distinguished by their long, strong stem. Even though they are capable of repeated-flowering, the quantity of flowers they produce are relatively less. ‘Peace’, and ‘Chicago peace’ are roses that comes under this variety. Tea’s diverse range of colors cans extent from white to black. ‘Happiness’ and ’Jawahar’ species also exhibit the features of hybrid tea. This variety is most commonly used as an ornamental flower.
A miniature rose is just that – a rose in miniature form. Miniature roses have a lower density of thorns. Miniature species are also more immune to diseases. They easily adapt to changing climatic conditions. Baby Paradise, Baby Gold Star and Baby Darling are all common varieties of miniatures.
Polyanthas are characterized by a prolific spray of small blossoms. Petals develop as two rows and they bear resemblance to the shoe flower. In the commercial market, polyanthas are not much popular as their flowers are not very hardy. Pink coloured Echo and the blue coloured Frantasia Rhapsody fall under this category.
Floribunda is a modern rose – a cross between the hybrid tea and polyantha. This decorative species captivates spectators with its large attractive petals. The Summer Snow, Drop Dead Red and Sunsprite are attractive varieties of floribunda.
All the above four species are developed by grafting. Bud grafting is used for standard grafting. Here a strong stem is used for grafting. Grafted roses produce better yields with larger blossoms.
Roses delight our minds with their pleasant fragrance and captivating beauty. Take proper care of them so that they can adapt to our environment effortlessly.