Documents: Special Interest: Roses:

A Primer on roses from FTD
by Caroline Gilbert
February 28, 2016

Roses are a garden favorite. They smell great, come in a variety of colors, and are often continuous bloomers. The most common roses are hybrid teas, which are popular cut roses because they have long stems and well-formed pointed blooms. But did you know that there are over 150 species of roses that you can plant in your garden?

Roses are commonly divided into three categories: Wild Roses, Old Garden Roses, and Modern Garden Roses. To help you understand these categories, FTD put together a guide to types of roses that details popular roses in each of the aforementioned categories. As you can see, many Modern Garden Roses and Old Garden Roses have a full, voluminous shape, while Species Roses have a much looser structure. The rose family tree below will help you compare, and maybe even find your new favorite flower!

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