Hybrid Tea Roses
Believe it or not, Hybrid Tea Roses are one of the most loved flowers in the world. This type of Rose exudes elegance and symbolizes friendship, compassion and love. Hybrid Tea Roses are one of the most delicate flowers to grow and require you to devote time for it to grow and blossom into attractive flowers.
The hybrid tea roses are modern rose that resulted from the hybrid perpetual and the old fashioned tea roses. Hybrid Tea Roses are different from the other roses in that they only blossom one flower at the end of every stem. This means that they don't grow into a cluster of flowers unlike the other rose species. It also exudes fragrance like no other. Hybrid Tea Roses typically grow from 3 feet tall to 6 feet tall. They have slender pointed blooms that are great for cut-flowers. The flowers can range from any given color except the signature color blue which you could see in the florists that are colored.
Types Of Hybrid Tea Roses
Hybrid Tea Roses come in many different varieties. Anyone can learn to plant Hybrid Tea Roses provided that gardening is your passion and tending the plants is something that you would want to devote your time to.
The secret to choosing the right Hybrid Tea for you is to know what variety suits the climate and zone in your area. If during summertime your growing zone gets humid, choose a mildew resistance variety. On the other hand, if during summertime your place gets dry, choose the heat tolerance and vigorous root systems variety. Always remember that always provide extra protection for these roses during the winter as different Hybrid Tea Roses thrive in different climates. If you are in doubt a relatively easy way to find the right species for you is to pick one up from your local hardware or garden store - they will be able to provide you with a hybrid suited for the local climate.
Soil Conditions for Tea Roses
Be sure to soak the Hybrid Tea Rose plant in a bucket of water for 2 hours or overnight and not more than that if you have purchased it barefoot meaning that roots are still intact. When planting your Hybrid Tea Roses make sure that the soil is porous and rich in organic matter. A large hole that is 12 inches to 18 inches in diameter is ideal for it to be able to spread its roots. A small mound of rich porous soil that is cone-shaped should be made in the center of the hole. Make sure to spread the roots out. The Roses like an acidic soil which has a 6.0 to 6.5 PH scale.
Hybrid Tea Roses love direct sun light so make sure to plant them in an area where they can receive sufficient lighting.
Hybrid Tea Roses only need about one to two inches of water each week unless it is particularly hot. This may depend on the climate and the growing conditions in your area so if you live in a dry area you will need a lot of watering. Just make sure that if the top part of the soil is dry, water your Roses. Never water the leaves of the Roses to prevent spots from forming. Always water from below to ensure that the roots will grow.
It is advisable that you prune during the early spring a month before the new blooms come out. When cutting, make sure it is ¼ of an inch outward facing the bud and always leave a few leaves on the Rose’s stem. Prune all of the dead canes, stems and leaves off each spring as well.
Always remember that Hybrid Tea Roses are repeat bloomers during the budding season. They should be fertilized regularly. Begin feeding your Roses a month prior to its new growth during the early spring. Make it a point to fertilize it every week or every other week and make sure that you use a fertilizer that is exclusively for Roses. Always check on the PH level of the soil and if the leaves go from green to yellow but still with its green veins intact, try using an iron supplement. Magnesium sulphate is also essential for its growth so make sure that it is evident. Put in ¼ to ½ cup for every plant once to twice a year and water well. Before 6 weeks from your expected first bloom you should stop feeding your Hybrid Tea Roses.
Hybrid Tea Roses define elegance. Consider growing Hybrid Tea Roses in your garden and you will never look at a rose the same way again.