10 Timeless Hybrid Tea Roses for the Modern Garden

06/14/2024 | Ken Davis Landscaping, Roses

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener

Audio by Cast11

Hybrid tea roses are the most popular type of rose in Prescott. They are a cross between hybrid perpetual and old-fashioned tea roses. Hybrid teas are known for their long, sturdy stems, perfectly shaped flowers, and unmatched fragrance. While new varieties are introduced annually, some classic options remain unbeatable. The following hybrid tea roses are reliably hardy in USDA zones 5 to 9. Locally, our garden zone is an 8, so these are the ‘Go-To’ roses for local gardens.

Peace Rose AARS 1945

Multicolored: Peace AARS 1945 is one of the most popular roses ever. It has perfect form and features large, double blossoms that are bright yellow with soft pink edges. It has a mild, fruity fragrance. This rose prefers our cooler monsoon summers.

Mr Lincoln Rose AARS 1965

Red: Mr. Lincoln AARS 1965. This hybrid tea rose is easy to grow in all climates and produces some of the most fragrant, large, velvety double blooms. An amazing red for any garden.

Red Veterans Honor Rose 1999

Red: Veterans Honor was introduced in 1999 to pay tribute to the men and women of the American Armed Forces. A portion of the sales proceeds is donated to the Department of Veteran Affairs. This rose is different in its deep, dark red colors and almost berry fragrance.

Pink Friendship Rose AARS 1979

Pink: Friendship AARS 1979. It has large, deep pink blooms edged with a wash of red. It is exceptionally easy to grow, and it is highly disease-resistant. It also has a soft, sweet aroma.

Yellow Midas Touch Rose AARS 1994

Yellow: Midas Touch AARS 1994. Prolific blooming tea rose. Double, intense yellow blooms. Easy to grow, climate tolerant, and disease resistant. It’s one of the prettiest yellows out there.

Celebrity Gold Rose

Yellow: Celebrity celebrates summer with double gold blossoms throughout the season. Fruity fragrance. Adaptable to any climate.

Orange Voodoo Rose AARS 1986

Orange: Voodoo AARS 1986. It is actually an orange, yellow, and red blend. It likes warm summers and shows good disease resistance. It has double flowers with a doubly strong fragrance.

White Garden Party Rose AARA 1960

White: Garden Party AARS 1960. Double, creamy white blooms blushed with pink on the outside. Especially great as a cut flower with a soft fragrance. This hybrid tea rose prefers bright Arizona summers.

Lavender Purple Passion Rose AARs 2000

Lavender: Purple Passion AARS 2000 Dark purple double blossoms have a lemony morning scent. She is one of the prettiest purples in the rose family.

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