Monday, November 24, 2008

The Different Types Of Roses

The Different Types Of Roses

There are so many different types of roses available to choose from that the task could seem daunting to the novice gardener. If you are planning on planting roses in your garden or even buying roses as a gift for someone that you care about you should really take the time to learn about the different types of roses that are available.

Even though there are many different types of roses there are some types that are more popular than others. You really want to make sure that you are aware not only of the most popular but of all the different types of roses that you can choose from. Taking the time to do this before you purchase will certainly provide huge benefits after the fact.

When most people think of roses they are thinking of the most popular type of rose which is the hybrid tea rose. These are the roses that you see out at the florists on Valentines Day. The reason for this is that they are so easy to cut and take care of. Normally a hybrid tea has a large bloom at the end of a long cane. They are generally upright growing plants from 3-6 feet tall and the blooms are available in most colors except for blue and black.

One of the other different types of roses are floribunda roses. These are less common but still quite well-known. Floribundas were once called hybrid polyanthas. In the late 1940s the term floribunda was approved and is now the most commonly used term to refer to these particular roses. They are typically smaller growing rose plants that have smaller blooms which tend to come in clusters. There are some however in which the bloom comes singly. You will really have to look around carefully in order to find these.

Then there are the miniature roses which are roses that are smaller in bud, foliage, and bloom size. Miniature roses have blooms that can range from ½ inch-2 inches. The miniature roses are incredibly popular and they can be grown in the ground as well as in containers.

Whichever one of the different types of roses you decide to go with everthing should go well. As long as you are well informed you will be able to make the best possible decisions in regards to which you should go with.

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