If you spend any time talking to rose aficionados you will inevitably hear about “modern roses.” If you are unfamiliar with the history of the rose, this term may seem a little strange. Generally speaking, old roses are the ones that were cultivated before 1867 and modern roses are the ones that have been cultivated since.
So, what is so important about 1867? Simple, it is the year that the hybrid tea rose made its debut. the hybrid tea rose came into existence by crossing tea roses with hybrid perpetuals. The goal was to create a flower that was capable of repeat flowering, like the tea rose, but also sturdier like the hybrid perpetuals. The goal was achieved and roses were forever changed.
To this day, the red rose bought from a florist is typically a hybrid tea which has come to be recognized as the type of rose most people picture in their mind when thinking of the flower. The flower is known for its long straight stems, as well as its high-centered buds. They are popular in arrangements and bouquets because of the way their flower forms: in a single flower at the end of a long stem.
By no means are hybrid teas the only types of modern roses. There are also grandiflora, floribunda, polyantha, miniflora, and more. However, the other types of rises are mostly only seen in gardens and are not often used in bouquets like the type you can purchase through Spring In The Air.
When you choose the perfect bouquet for your loved one, a co-worker, or a friend, you are buying them modern roses, most likely a hybrid tea rose. As with any hobby, knowing more about roses only deepens your understanding and appreciation of the flowers. Having an understanding of the culture and history surrounding roses is important and gives you an idea of why this specific flower has captured the imagination of poets, artists, and lovers for centuries. Perhaps it is simply the thought of having the power of harnessing nature’s beauty and giving that symbol to someone you care about that has made roses so special
Now that you now a little more about modern roses, you are ready to shop for a lovely bouquet of your own. surely at Spring In The Air, we have a wide variety of bouquets and arrangements to choose from including special seasonal arrangements, so shop now!