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Queens of the Garden!
These are the most commonly grown roses. Their characteristics are large, well shaped blooms, carried on strong stems.
The bushes branch from the base and grow from 0.9 m to 2.3 m (3ft to 8ft) tall. To give the bush enough space to develope freely, and also to be able to attend to the plant from all sides, beds of Hybrid Tea roses should be planted 0.8 m x 0.8 m apart. In single rows the spacing should be 0.6 m.
SATIN TOUCH ™ROSES – Although there is the saying ‘No rose without a thorn’ there doesn’t appear to be any botanical reason for roses to have prickles, the correct terminology for ‘rose thorns’. The rose breeders W. Kordes Söhne have done much pioneering work in creating a nucleus of hybrid tea roses with very few or no prickles on the stems. We have trialed and evaluated at least one variety in each popular colour and to make it easy for those WHO prefer roses without thorns, we have grouped them as Satin Touch™ roses. These are basically strong growing hybrid teas with attractive, long lasting cut flowers, each still with its very own characteristics as described. Obviously, they are delightful to work with.