Roses bring beauty, color, and often times fragrance to the garden. For this reason, they are very popular as cutflowers and are desired to have in the garden. The most popular traditional roses are Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, Floribundas, and Climbers. For best results, plant these roses in a sunny location and water at the base of the plants only and not on their leaves.
Hybrid Tea Roses are some of the most popular because of their long stems and beautifully shaped flowers. Generally, hybrid tea roses have large flowers that are usually borne one per stem (not always the case) and have a medium to tall growth habit (3 to 5 feet in height). These make for good cutflowers most of the time and can be very fragrant.
Floribunda Roses generally produce medium sized flowers in clusters and are often more compact in their growth habit which means the stems are usually shorter than the Hybrid Tea roses. Because these flowers are often borne in clusters, they can make for a nice bouquet. Many of the roses in this category are fragrant and disease resistant.
Grandiflora Roses have large flowers like Hybrid Tea Roses, but the flowers are usually borne in clusters and are taller in habit than Floribundas. Because of their tall habit, individual stems within each flower cluster are generally suitable for cutting.
Climbing roses (Climbers) have long canes that can be trained along fences or walls. They grow well over arbors and other structures. The flower sizes varies greatly depending on variety. They are not usually used as cutflowers.