One interesting thing about plants is that when they are cross-bred, they have the same astounding combination like that of human interracial offspring in which they inherit the combined genetic traits and appearance of both their parents, yet making them entirely dissimilar from both of them. Not even animals have the same propensity, since these creatures are rather homogeneous as far as appearance blooming tea balls is concerned. Flowers and human beings are similar in terms of their beauty, all due to their genetic complexity. These roses are one of the examples of cross-breeding aimed for beauty and genetic aestheticism. Hybrid Tea is a cultivar group of roses which was born through the interracial breeding of Hybrid Perpetuals with Tea Roses. As far as the modern garden rose classification is concerned, they are the oldest and the prototype of all species.
Hybrid Tea’s are the best in moderation of both parents, the Hybrid Perpetuals and Tea Roses. They exhibit traits midway between both parents in terms of the texture of the blossom petals and the frequency of their blooming. The Hybrid roses have tougher petals than the Tea Roses, yet quite softer compared to their Hybrid Perpetual parent. They are also more ever-blooming than Tea Roses and similarly also possessing lesser frequency of blooming compared to Hybrid Perpetual Roses. The first Hybrid Tea Roses ever known and accepted throughout the annals of world history could date back as early as 1867. This flower was then named “La France”. It was raised by a French nurseryman named Jean-Baptiste Guillot. The parents of “La France” were also named as “Madam Bravy” and “Madam Victor Verdier”. They are respectively titled over a Tea Rose parent and a Hybrid Perpetual parent. One of the most well-known cultivar roses under Hybrid Tea classification was “Madame Caroline Testout”, raised and introduced by Pernet-Ducher in 1890.
The Hybrid Tea Rose did not garner so much popularity until the dawn of the 20th Century, when the same person behind the success of “Madame Caroline Testout” has succeeded breeding another wonderful peach-colored “Soleil d’Or”. But all these famous Hybrid Tea Roses were eclipsed by the popularity of the flower named “Peace” by Francis Meilland. Its greatest fame is attributed to the symbolic allusion of its name during the end of World War II. Each Hybrid Tea flower can grow within the diameter range of 8 to 12.5 centimeters wide. They are more advantageous among other cut flowers due to their elongated stems. One other good reason as to why people readily opt to choose them by popular choice because they are most attractive in terms of their color and form. The thing that contributed to the decline of popularity for the Hybrid Tea Rose was due to the fact that this flower is observed to have lacked the fragrance and resistance to diseases and cold temperature, which in lieu to that was then proven to be difficult to raise. They are simply too high-maintenance to be the popular choice these days.