There are many different types of Roses flowers. They are one of the most diverse plant species. There are much more rose flowers than people can imagine. It is believed that the rose family contains more than 2500 species. It is hard to list all the names of the rose flowers, that is why they are divided into groups based on the growth pattern and cultivation history. Here is the list of some of the most popular types of roses.
This type of roses is a result of crossbreeding the hybrid tea with polyanthus. This modern type of roses includes all rose flowers which were developed after 1867. These rose flowers are the most popular among florists and gardens because of their varied, rich and vibrant colors. The list of the most popular modern roses include: Hybrid tea roses, Floribunda Roses and Grandiflora Roses. Modern roses do not adapt well to colder environments and do require proper care.
Old Garden Roses
Old roses or antique roses are the predecessors of modern roses. Old roses are those existing before 1867. They date back to the time of the Roman Empire when they were revered for their beauty and strong, sweet fragrance. Old roses are generally winter hardy, disease resistant, easy to grow and long-lived. The list of popular Old roses includes: Albas roses, Bourbon roses, Centifolia roses, China roses, Damask roses, Gallica roses, Hybrid Perpetuals, Moss roses and Tea roses.
Wild roses occur naturally on our planet, with no help from man. Wild roses are the ancestors of all cultivated roses found throughtout the world. This type of roses are often thorny shrubs or climbers. These rose flowers have 5 petals and can be found in temperate climates in North America and Europe. In wild they occur in valleys, jungles, woods, mountains and thickets. They grow in different places at all atitudes. Wild roses bloom once in the summer. Wild roses include many different varieties. They range in color from white through all shade of pink to crimson. Sometimes they can be found in yellow. The most famous wild rose is the Rosa rugosa.
Climbing roses have a strong vertical growth habit and grow up like vines. They may bloom once a season or continually, depending on the variety. Climbing roses are great for vertical gardening. They add grace to any garden or building. Climbing roses can be trained to grow against supports. They are used on walls, fences, pillars, entrance ways and other structures in your garden.
Miniature roses are smaller than the full-sized varieties. They come in different sizes and colors. They are fragrant and beautiful as well. Despite their small size, they are extremely hardy. Miniature roses are great for indoor planting.
Shrub roses are a hard to define group of flowering plants. They do not fit into other categories. They have good hardiness and nice ornamental characteristics. They are easy to grow and require little care. Sizes of shrub roses range from low growing ground covers to large shrubs reaching 12-15 feet. Shrub roses are used for privacy hedges and shrub borders.
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