Hybrid tea roses
Hybrid teas are large-flowered, highly fragrant roses producing spectacular, shapely blooms from high-centred buds on long, straight stems. These are produced one per stem, typically in three flushes between summer and late autumn, making excellent cut flowers. Hybrid teas have an upright growth habit, generally sparsely foliaged, and prefer a position in full sun with a minimum of 6 hours sunlight per day. Originally bred as a cross between hybrid tea and polyantha roses, they're well-suited to growing in groups of odd numbers in the rose garden, mixed borders or along a fence line. They're available in a range of colours spanning soft pinks to deep reds, lilac to vibrant yellow and perfect white to apricot. Selection is very much a matter of personal taste - by choosing from our selection of healthy varieties with good disease resistance, you won't go too far wrong. When planting roses, double dig the soil to eliminate compaction and help the spread of their long tap roots.