Hybrid tea roses are the products of a cross between hybrid perpetual roses and old-fashioned tea roses. They are the most popular roses in the world and perhaps the most popular flowers.
Hybrid teas generally produce only one blossom at the end of each stem, rather than clusters of flowers, and they have an open rather than bushy habit. Virtually all hybrid tea roses are repeat bloomers throughout the growing season and offer some degree of fragrance. The flowers on hybrid tea roses may have over 60 petals and can be as large as five inches across. A signature of hybrid teas is the long, pointed buds that open by slowly unfurling. Plants will grow anywhere from three to six feet tall, depending on the variety and the growing conditions. Hybrid teas have been cultivated in almost every color except blue, with many extraordinary bi-colors to chose from.