Old garden tea roses, also known as old-fashioned tea roses, are a classic category of roses known for their delicate beauty and sweet fragrance. These roses originated in China and were brought to the West in the 19th century. They are a hybrid of the Chinese tea rose and the European rose.
Old garden tea roses that grow as shrubs are a popular choice for many gardeners due to their beautiful blooms and ease of care. They typically have a bushy growth habit and can reach heights of up to 6 feet. The leaves of the old garden tea roses are glossy and dark green, and the flowers come in a range of colors, including white, pink, yellow, and red.
Some popular varieties of old garden tea roses that grow as shrubs include ‘Cécile Brünner’, ‘Duchesse de Brabant’, ‘Maman Cochet’, and ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’. These roses have been popular for centuries and have been celebrated with numerous awards from various horticultural societies.
Old garden tea roses that grow as shrubs are versatile and can be used in a variety of garden settings. They are often planted in groups to create a stunning display of color and fragrance. With proper care, they can be enjoyed for many years, making them a cherished addition to any garden.