Hybrid Tea (HT) / Climbing Hybrid Tea (Cl HT)
Modern Hybrid Tea roses are a popular category of roses that were first developed in the late 19th century through the hybridization of hybrid perpetual and tea roses. They were first introduced by French rose breeder Jean-Baptiste Guillot in 1867, with the release of his rose variety ‘La France’.
‘La France’ was a breakthrough in rose breeding, combining the repeat blooming and delicate fragrance of tea roses with the large, showy blooms of hybrid perpetual roses. This new category of roses became known as “Hybrid Teas,” and quickly gained popularity among gardeners and rose enthusiasts.
Modern Hybrid Tea roses are known for their large, high-centered blooms that grow on long, sturdy stems. They come in a wide range of colors, from white to pink to red, and many have a strong fragrance. Some popular Modern Hybrid Tea roses include ‘Peace’, ‘Mister Lincoln’, and ‘Double Delight’.
Modern Hybrid Tea roses typically grow to a height of 3 to 6 feet, and require regular pruning to maintain their shape and promote new growth. With their stunning blooms and graceful habit, Modern Hybrid Tea roses continue to be a favorite of gardeners and rose enthusiasts around the world.