Hybrid Tea (HT)
Shrub Hybrid Tea roses are a popular category of roses that share the same characteristics as their standard Hybrid Tea counterparts, including large, high-centered blooms that grow on long, sturdy stems. However, as shrub-form roses, they have a more compact growth habit and tend to grow wider than they do tall.
Many Shrub Hybrid Tea roses have won awards and recognition from horticultural societies and rose organizations around the world. For example, ‘Fragrant Cloud’ has won multiple awards, including the American Rose Society’s James Alexander Gamble Fragrance Medal, and ‘Double Delight’ has been recognized for its outstanding color and fragrance.
Notable individuals in the world of roses, such as breeder Sam McGredy, have contributed to the development of Shrub Hybrid Tea roses. McGredy is known for introducing ‘Just Joey’, a popular Shrub Hybrid Tea rose that is prized for its large, apricot-colored blooms and strong fragrance.
Shrub Hybrid Tea roses come in a wide range of colors, from white to pink to red, and many have a strong fragrance. They are versatile plants that can be used in a variety of garden settings, from borders to hedges to specimen plantings. With their stunning blooms, hardiness, and disease resistance, Shrub Hybrid Tea roses continue to be a favorite of gardeners and rose enthusiasts around the world.