Caring for Long Stem Roses

Written by Ken Austin

Widely considered to berepparttar most popular roses for all occasions, what many people think of as classic long stem roses are in fact Hybrid Teas. A mixture betweenrepparttar 113340 Hybrid Perpetual and Tea Rose from China, these long stem beauties have long pointy buds with up to 30-50 petals per bloom.

Sincerepparttar 113341 first discovered Hybrid Tea in 1867, there has been an explosion leading to thousands of long stem varieties coming in virtually every color except for blue or black. These long stem roses tend to flower continuously and can grow 2-6 feet tall. High susceptibility to disease and less fragrant smell, when compared to other types of roses, is often attributed torepparttar 113342 great deal of inbreeding that has taken place to achieverepparttar 113343 attractiveness of long stem roses.

Keep your long stem roses growing tall

History of Wild Roses

Written by Ken Austin

Wild roses, ofrepparttar genus Rosa, are those naturally occurring natives found in Northern Hemispheres aroundrepparttar 113339 globe. Wild Roses can be found in forests, canyons, logged wastelands and thickets. They have continued to grow throughoutrepparttar 113340 course of history and across a range of different terrains. Most modern day roses we know are mixed offspring of these wild roses.

Wild roses have had a rich history. They played roles in Greek and Roman culture, symbolizing themes such as love and allegiance. Later they became sought after for cosmetic, medicinal and religious purposes as well. However, withrepparttar 113341 beginnings of large-scale worldwide trade, rose horticulture and hybridization took root. This forever changedrepparttar 113342 wild rose landscape from a relatively small number of wild roses acrossrepparttar 113343 planet's surface to today's world with thousands-upon-thousands of rose varieties.

There are plenty of advantages to cultivating wild roses in modern-day rose gardens. Wild roses are strong, disease resistant plants, which can be grown in almost any less-than-ideal location. They are not dependent on regular fertilization and can tolerate some drought. Requiring essentially no care, wild roses are able to spread on their own, can handle being crowded and withstand transplanting at almost any time of year.

Some popular varieties of wild roses include:

Rosa Nutkana

An arching shrub with pink petals,repparttar 113344 rosa nutkana grows in milder climates. Though it is fairly weather-tolerant, this shrub is best cultivated in sunny and well-drained locations. Prune often as thickets grow quite quickly.

Rosa Rugosa

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