Types and Usage
🌹Roses are divided into 3 main groups and five types:
1. 🌹Species (wild) Roses & their hybrids
Species roses are typically large climbing or shrub-like Roses with single, flat flowers blooming in late spring or early summer followed by hips (seeds) in autumn.
2. 🌹Old Garden Roses
Old Garden Roses include the following classes: Alba, Ayrshire, Bourbon, Boursault, Centifolia, China, Damask, Gallica, Hybrid Perpetual, Moss, Noisette, Portland, Ramblers and Tea.
3. 🌹Modern Roses.
Modern Roses are a broad mix which include the following types: Climbing, Floribunda, Grandiflora, Hybrid Musk, Hybrid Rugosa, Hybrid Tea, Landscape (including Groundcover) or Shrub, Miniature, Mini-flora and Polyantha. The American Rose Society currently recognizes 37 classes of Roses.
🌹Double Delight Hybrid Tea Rose
Hybrid tea Roses, like Double Delight, many petalled, single or double flowers. Flowers are usually alone, although occasionally can be found in clusters of three. They come in several colours. Blooms are usually held singly on straight long stems making them ideal for cut flowers. Many are fragrant. Hybrid tea roses are always grafted. They vary in size depending on variety. Hybrid teas are best used in formal Rose beds.
🌹Ebb Tide Floribunda Rose:
Blooms range from singles to fully double and are produced in clusters. The blooming period is usually maintained throughout the growing season. Although the flowers are smaller than Hybrid Teas, Floribundas tend to be hardier.
🌹Queen Elizabeth Grandiflora Rose:
Grandifloras produce fewer flowers than Floribundas, they have the largest and showiest blooms. These flowers are large like the Hybrid Teas, but can be produced in clusters like the Floribundas. They are vigorous growers and some varieties can get very tall. Grandifloras are always grafted. Taller varieties are very useful as hedges or backdrops in landscapes. Lower growing varieties are ideal for mixing in with perennial borders.
🌹Blaze Climbing Rose:
Climbers are sports or mutations of bush Roses. Main shoots of the plant should be trained as horizontally as possible on the support to produce lateral branches. These lateral branches will grow upward from the main shoots to provide height and cover and it is on these lateral branches the flowers will be produced. Climbing roses are ideal to cover a trellis, arbour or other support.
Shrub Roses are greatly undervalued and under-used. Modern shrub roses are derived in some cases from native roses that are free of disease and insect problems. They are extremely hardy and generally require no special care. Some varieties add fall and winter interest with their bright red fruits.