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There are many different types of roses, and when you purchase any rose, it is helpful to know something about each type. This includes growth habits, size, type of bloom, etc. Some require more care than others, and some are best left alone. Some rose types include:
- Hybrid Tea Roses: When most people think of roses, they are thinking of the Hybrid Teas. Normally a hybrid tea rose has a large bloom at the end of a long cane. They are the most popular flowers sold at most florist shops.
- Floribunda Roses: These flowers were once called hybrid polyanthas. They are usually smaller plants with smaller blooms that tend to come in clusters. They make great landscape plants and come in a variety of different colours.
- Grandiflora Roses: The grandifloras are a combination of hybrid tea roses and floribunas with some one-bloom stems and some cluster blooms. The grandiflora term was coined by nurserymen for the rose Queen Elizabeth, which was introduced in 1954, even though Buccaneer could have been argued as the first of this type of rose. The term grandiflora still remains, however, the term is losing distinction over time and could easily disappear.
- Miniature Roses: These flowers are roses that are smaller in bush, foilage, and bloom size. Miniatures are very popular and can be grown in containers. The blooms can range from half an inch up to two inches, and the plants themselves can range from about one to three feet in size.
- Mini-Flora Roses: Mini-floras are a new classification. They are too large to be mini, but too small to be a hybrid tea or floribunda rose. Most mini-flora roses appear awkward in a landscape.
- Climbing Roses: These flowers are mostly very vigorous roses that can grow to great heights. There are three general types. Large flowered climbers, or LCI's, are more modern and have stiff canes and usually have a good repeat bloom. They bloom in many colours and can have single blooms or clusters.
- Old Garden Roses: Old garden roses consist of rose classes that existed prior to 1867, the date of the first hybrid tea, La France. They come in every growth and bloom pattern and color imaginable. About half of these roses have good to excellent repeat bloom.
- Shrub Roses: They are generally roses that are hybrids of species, or roses that do not fit nicely in other classes. They are extremely varied botanically.
- Polyantha Roses: Also known as the "petite" roses of yesteryear are the almost forgotten class of rosses. There are only some 20 or 30 polyanthas available of the 500 or so that were introduced in 1875. They are low growing bushes with small flowers that grow in clusters.
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