English Rose (aka David Austin) - not an official class. The idea was to create a new group of roses that featured blooms with old-fashioned shapes and fragrances but with modern repeat-blooming characteristics and the larger modern colour range as well. This example is 'William Morris'

English Rose (aka David Austin) - not an official class. The idea was to create a new group of roses that featured blooms with old-fashioned shapes and fragrances but with modern repeat-blooming characteristics and the larger modern colour range as well. This example is 'William Morris'

Double Form Flower - this is any rose with 15 or more petals so covers pretty much all roses used today!

Double Form Flower - this is any rose with 15 or more petals so covers pretty much all roses used today!

Cupped Form Flower - When closed they sometimes look like balls or, when partially open, like small petals tightly encased in an outer circle. This example is called 'Teasing Georgia'

Cupped Form Flower - When closed they sometimes look like balls or, when partially open, like small petals tightly encased in an outer circle. This example is called 'Teasing Georgia'

Hybrid Tea Rose - the most commonly used type of rose in floristry. They generally have blooms at the end of long stems, are upright, vase shaped and vary in leaf color. They repeat blooming about every six weeks.  This example is 'Cesar E Chavez'

Hybrid Tea Rose - the most commonly used type of rose in floristry. They generally have blooms at the end of long stems, are upright, vase shaped and vary in leaf color. They repeat blooming about every six weeks. This example is 'Cesar E Chavez'

Globular Form Flower- globular is a good description of the spherical shape of this flower.

Globular Form Flower- globular is a good description of the spherical shape of this flower.

Flat form flower - this is to show 'flat' flower but this can also be described as 'rosette' and 'quartered'. This example is 'Port Sunlight' David Austin.

Flat form flower - this is to show 'flat' flower but this can also be described as 'rosette' and 'quartered'. This example is 'Port Sunlight' David Austin.

Floribunda Rose - These are a similar shape to the Hybrid Teas although they may grow a little taller. The difference is that the blooms grow in clusters and therefore tend to be a little smaller than the Teas. These are best if you want clusters or bunches of blooms on a stem. This example is 'Gene Boerner'

Floribunda Rose - These are a similar shape to the Hybrid Teas although they may grow a little taller. The difference is that the blooms grow in clusters and therefore tend to be a little smaller than the Teas. These are best if you want clusters or bunches of blooms on a stem. This example is 'Gene Boerner'

Centifolia Form Flower - They are named for their "one hundred" petals; they are often called "cabbage" roses due to the globular shape of the flowers. This example is 'Rose des Peintres'

Centifolia Form Flower - They are named for their "one hundred" petals; they are often called "cabbage" roses due to the globular shape of the flowers. This example is 'Rose des Peintres'

Polyantha Rose - Literally "many-flowered" roses, from the Greek "poly" (many) and "anthos" (flower). They feature small flowers, 1 inch, carried in large sprays in white, pink and red. This example is 'The Fairy'

Polyantha Rose - Literally "many-flowered" roses, from the Greek "poly" (many) and "anthos" (flower). They feature small flowers, 1 inch, carried in large sprays in white, pink and red. This example is 'The Fairy'

5 Petal Single-Form Flower - this is the shape of most wild roses (this example is called 'Summer Wind')

5 Petal Single-Form Flower - this is the shape of most wild roses (this example is called 'Summer Wind')

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