The Most Popular Rose Varieties


The rose, being the most popular garden and cut plant, has over 20,000 cultivars
in the Northern Hemisphere alone. This number originates from a conservative
figure of only 150-200 species of wild roses. Fossil specimens found in both
Colorado and Oregon show that roses have been growing for more than 30 million
years to date. More fossil specimens were found in North Africa and are said to
be at least 4,000 years old. Variant wise, only five of the massive figures
above cut as the most popular: the Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, Grandiflora, Climber,
and Miniature roses.Hybrid Tea roses were first cultivated in 1867 by a
French nurseryman named Jean-Baptiste Guillot. He achieved the first Hybrid Tea
by budding an old Chinese garden tea rose and a European rose. While it is not
as fragrant as the other variants, it is safe to say that this rose is the most
popular of all because of its wide selection of colors and its long stem that
makes it ideal as a cut blossom.The Floribundas can easily be
distinguished from Hybrid Teas because of their dense clusters and big,
simultaneous blossoms sitting on its truss. It was first cultivated in 1909,
crossing a Polyantha and a Hybrid Tea. This variant is generally easier to
maintain than its parents, making it ideal for parks and similar
spaces.The Grandiflora was first cultivated in the mid 1900s, crossing a
Hybrid Tea and a Floribunda. Its stem is slightly shorter than a hybrid tea’s
and its blossom’s size is midway its parents’. The Queen Elizabeth, the first
Grandiflora, is still considered as one of the best variants of this rose
class.All Old and Modern roses
have their “climbing” counterparts. The canes of the Climbers’ shrubs are
naturally more flexible and much longer than its bush form. Its form on Old
Garden roses can generally be attributed to the natural growth habit while in
Modern Garden roses, it’s actually an end result of mutating continuously. Most
Climbing roses grow anywhere between 8-20 feet in height and needs to be
“trained” to grow upwards by tying to structures. Miniature roses, similar to
Climbers, are simply smaller versions of Old Garden Roses. This class of roses
are usually twiggy in form with repeat-ing shrubs that grow anywhere between 6
to 36 inches in height. Its color range is similar to the Hybrid Tea’s and is
usually marketed as houseplants.

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