"Angel's Camp Tea"
Tea roses build a twiggy structure that will eventually form a round bush, usually a bit wider than it is tall. Many of them can get quite large and they dislike hard pruning, so give them some room.
Comtesse Riza du Parc
"Sawyer Plot Tea"
Tea roses thrive in hot weather ... blooming through the heat of summer, instead of sulking like modern hybrid teas can do.
Madame Antoine Mari
Madame Joseph Schwartz
Aren't the colors beautiful? They're warm and gentle ... never garish or loud.
"Bryan Freidel Pink Tea"
Mrs. B. R. Cant
Mrs. Dudley Cross
Depending on the variety, the colors can be quite variable. Sometimes they're darker, sometimes lighter. None is more variable than "Smith's Parish", a Found Rose that was discovered in Bermuda. It can have flowers that are white, or pink, or red, or any combination of the three.
As you might expect, since these beauties need heat to grow and bloom their best, they can be quite winter tender. Most of them are not reliably hardy where it gets colder than here in USDA Zone 7 ... and some of them are iffy here unless planted in a protected spot. I lost four tea roses last winter (Huntington Tea, Bon Silene, Isabella Sprunt, and Mrs. Dudley Cross) because I had mistakenly planted them in a frost pocket.
"Westside Road Cream Tea"
If you live in a place where the climate is warm enough, and you have a bit of garden space to devote to a beautiful, tough rose, think about Tea roses. Do you have room in your garden for a rose that can do this:
(written by Hartwood Roses. Hartwood Roses blog.)