Hybrid roses are the result of crossing two different rose plants to produce an offspring that has desirable characteristics from both parents. For example Hybrid Tea Roses are a cross between Hybrid Perpetual and Tea roses resulting in a repeat flowering rose with a variety of colours and shapes. The video contains more information about each type of Hybrid Rose with 3 examples and a pruning guide for each group.
Old Garden roses are the predecessors of modern roses. Some date back to the time of the Roman Empire when they were revered for their beauty and fragrance. The video contains more information about each type of Old Garden and Moss Roses with 3 examples and a pruning guide for each group.
Old garden roses have a delicate beauty and wonderful perfume not often found in modern hybrid tea roses. They are a diverse group including the stately Albas with wonderful fragrance and great winter hardiness. Old Garden Roses comprise a multifaceted group that in general are easy to grow, disease-resistant and winter-hardy with most providing fragrance for the garden and home.
The Roses of Victorian England.
Moss Roses are actually Centifolia Roses and Damasks that have developed a distinctive fragrant moss-like growth on the sepals, adding great elegance to the flowers. Moss Roses come in almost all colours and some varieties are repeat blooming.
Rose petals were used liberally by the wealthy at celebrations. Rose perfume was coveted by the very rich.