Hybrid Gigantea (HG)
Hybrid Gigantea roses are a relatively rare category of roses that were first introduced in the early 20th century through the hybridization of Rosa gigantea and hybrid tea roses. They are known for their large, single blooms that can reach up to six inches in diameter, as well as their vigorous growth habit. Hybrid Gigantea roses are typically tall and upright, and can grow up to 20 feet tall.
Hybrid Gigantea roses are prized by rose enthusiasts for their beauty and rarity, as well as their ability to add height and interest to the garden. They come in a range of colors, from white to pink to red, and are often fragrant. Some popular Hybrid Gigantea roses include ‘Madame Berkeley’, ‘Coquette de Lyon’, and ‘Duchesse de Brabant’.
While Hybrid Gigantea roses are known for their vigor, they can be challenging to grow, as they require a warm climate and good soil drainage. They also need regular pruning to maintain their shape and promote new growth. With proper care, Hybrid Gigantea roses can provide many years of beauty and enjoyment in the garden.