Hybrid tea roses, a cross between hybrid perpetual and old fashioned tea roses, are the most popular rose in the world. Hybrid teas are valued for their long, sturdy stems, perfectly shaped flowers, and unparalleled fragrance. New varieties of hybrid tea roses are introduced every year, but some classics simply can’t be beaten. Most hybrid tea roses are reliably hardy from USDA zones 5–9.
Here are our picks for the best hybrid tea roses to add to your garden, by color.
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This multicolored rose received the All-America Rose Selection award in 1945 and it's easy to see why. It's one of the most popular roses ever, with perfect form and large, double blossoms that are a bright yellow edged with soft pink. The stunning blooms have a mild, fruity fragrance. Grow 'Peace' in climates with cool summers and keep in mind that it is susceptible to black spot.
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Red: Mr. Lincoln
Another winner of the All-America Rose Selection Award, 'Mr. Lincoln' is the rose to choose if you want to add an absolute classic to your garden. It's easy to grow in all climates, with large, velvety double blooms. 'Mr. Lincoln' also happens to be one of the most fragrant hybrid tea roses, so you'll want to make sure you always take the time to stop and smell the roses whenever you're in the garden.
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Not to be confused with the yellow and red bicolor roses marketed by florists as signifying friendship, 'Friendship' hybrid tea roses have large, deep pink blooms edged with a wash of red and a strong, sweet fragrance. This 1979 All-America Rose Selection award winner can handle a variety of climates and shows good disease resistance.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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This All-America Rose Selection award winner is an eye-catching blend of orange, yellow, and red. It thrives in warm summers and shows good disease resistance. 'Voodoo' has a strong fragrance and double flowers.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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White: Garden Party
If you love a delicate white bloom, 'Garden Party' is a terrific choice. Its double, creamy white blooms are blushed with pink on the outside. Especially great as a cut flower, 'Garden Party' has a soft fragrance you'll enjoy having in your home. This hybrid tea rose prefers hot summers.
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