Wednesday, May 23, 2018

26 Jul

Identify your Rose in Detail!

With so many different varieties, shapes, colours and sizes Roses can often be extremely difficult to identify. Below is our easy guide on everything from the shapes of Rose flowers to the number of petals.

Hybrid Tea Roses; This is the most popular group of Roses available

Hybrid Tea Roses; This is the most popular group of Roses available. You can buy Hybrid Tea Roses in both bush and standard form and a typical Hybrid has medium- large sized blooms.

Floribunda Roses; These Roses are also extremely popular. Floribunda produces it’s flowers in clusters or trusses. This group is known for providing a colourful and long lasting bedding display.

Patio Roses; These low growing roses were formally grouped with the Floribundas as a compact version. These roses are perfect for growing in containers or at the front of your borders.

Miniature Roses; A novel and diverse group of roses, these flowers are becoming increasingly more popular. Plant them in containers, beds or even use them as house plants. The maximum height does not exceed 40cm.

Ground Cover Roses; These spreading roses are repeat flowering and have excellent disease resistance. These roses are perfect for planting between taller shrubs.

Climbers & Ramblers; When tied to a support these roses can be trained to climb. Ramblers have long pliable stems and trusses of small flowers whereas climbers have stiff stems bearing larger flowers.

Shrub Roses; These larger bush roses are taller than the average bedding rose and is related to the wild rose.

Single flower - Less then 8 Petals

Next, count how many petals your Rose has…

Single flower – Less then 8 Petals

Semi – Double – 8-20 Petals

Moderately full – 21-29 Petals

Full – 30 -39 Petals

Very Full – 40 +

Remember, flower shapes can vary…

Quartered inner petals for four seperate sections rather than a cone.

Blown a normal healthy bloom can look blown past their best. It is often opened to reveal stamens.

Globular one bloom possessing lots of petals forming a ball-like shape with closed centre.

Quartered inner petals for four seperate sections rather than a cone.

Open Cupped an open centered rose with lots of petals, forming a cup-like shape.

Quartered inner petals for four seperate sections rather than a cone.

Flat usually a single rose (with less than 8 petals.)

Rosette irregular petals forming a flat low-centered bloom.

Pompon a rounded bloom with lots of short petals.

And petals come in many different shapes and sizes…

Plain- Most common for Roses, smooth outer edges.

Reflexed – Hybrid Teas and Floribundas often have reflexed petals.

Ruffled – Slight curves to the outer edges

Frilled – Can often look carnation-like.

Striped - Two or more different colours on each petal, one of which is in the form of distinct bands.

Single colour – petals similarly coloured throughout, although some changes may occur as blooms get older.

Striped - Two or more different colours on each petal, one of which is in the form of distinct bands.

High Centered is the classical shape of Hybrid Teas, it consists of long inner petals forming a central cone.

Split Centered inner petals can grow randomly, forming an irregular central area.Bi – Colour – Colour of the outside of each petal is different from the inside colour.Multi Colour - The Rose colour changes with age. Flower trusses have several colours at the same time.

Blend - Two or more distinct colours merge on the inside of each petal

Striped - Two or more different colours on each petal, one of which is in the form of distinct bands.

Hand Painted - Silvery petals with red blotches and feathered over the surface leaving a white eye at the base.

Let us know what type of Rose you have! Send your photographs and comments to us at gardenersblog@jerseyplantsdirect.com or simply post on our Facebook wall here!

 


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