Tea Rose Plant Info

Tea Rose is a cross between hybrid perennial roses and old-fashioned tea roses. It has large, high buds and tall stems, and blooms in flushes from spring to fall. It’s mildly fragrant with a scent that resembles fresh tea leaves (hence the name) and comes in various colors. Most hybrid roses are hardy, bloom throughout the year, and have a long vase life. You can use the cuttings for beds, borders, flower arrangements, or hedges.

Rosa hybrida
Hybrid tea rose
Modern rose
Mister Lincoln
Double Delight
Queen Elizabeth
Just Joey
Lilac-lavender, coral-orange, golden-yellow, or deep crimson blooms


Water deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth and prevent fungal diseases. It's best to water early in the day to allow the leaves to dry before nightfall.


The plant blooms best in full sun, which helps improves its bloom and disease resistance. But it can tolerate partial shade.


Tea rose prefers acidic soil that's rich in organic matter. You should also mulch it when its leaf buds begin to swell to cool its roots.


Apply a balanced fertilizer every four to six weeks during the growing season, right after the first bloom.


You can prune in late winter or early spring when the buds begin to swell. Remove dead, diseased, or damaged canes. Also, remove any suckers that grow from below the graft union (the slight bulge at the bottom of the stem).


Cutting (easiest and most common way)

Thrives in



Not toxic to humans or animals.

Pests & Diseases

The plant is susceptible to aphids, spider mites, thrips, and rose mosaic virus.

Landscaping Ideas

Mix with other flowers (especially alyssum)
Specimen plant
Rose garden
Raised beds

Last Updated: August 21, 2023

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