Tea Roses also called Tea, Tea Type Roses , is a group of ancient garden roses, grown from Of the crossing of Rosa gigantea × Rosa chinensis . The original Pink scented tea (' Pink odorata') were oriental cultivars designed to make R hybrids. Chinensis with . Immediately after its introduction at the beginning of the 19th century, the cultivators went to work with them, especially in France, Crossing first with roses from China and then with the Bourbon and Noisettes. The tea roses are reminiscent pinks, tea calls for their fragrance reminiscent of Chinese black tea (although this is not always the case).
The range of colors includes pastel shades: white, pink and (A novelty at the time) from yellow to apricot. The individual flowers of many cultivars are semi-sloping and with the head down, due to the weakness of the floral stems.
In a "typical" tea, the pointed buds produce high- centered blooms that unfold in Spiral form, and the petals tend to recede at the edges, producing a petal with a sharp point, the teas are thus the authors of the classic rose form of the current "florists". The stems tend to be lax and arched, with few thorns.
Old Rosales are varieties that existed before the year 1867. They are little known in today's market. Little by little they are used more, because they are incredibly strong and robust.
They do not require much care as they have fewer pest and disease problems.
Tea roses have appearances to the ancient Rosales.
Do not confuse with "Tea Hybrid".
Shrubs and climbers.
Flowers Solitary or in groups of 3; Semidouble or doubles of light mild spicy perfume. They bloom in summer-autumn.
The leaves are pale green and bright. Resistant.
They need protected position. They are recommended for terraces and borders.