The Elegant Lady rose is a stunning Hybrid tea rose with the same classic beauty and radiance as the late Diana Princess of Wales.
The soft ivory petals are overlaid with a pink blush giving the rose a sweet and radiant look.
The Elegant Lady rose was bred by a rose breeder at Jackson & Perkins in 1998. (Dr. Keith W. Zary) It was introduced into the U.S in 1999 by Bear Creek Gardens as "Diana, Princess of Wales".
It begins with pointed, ovoid buds that open to become ivory with swirling pink tips that are a bit darker at petal ends.
The classic Hybrid tea form high centered blooms have a mild, yet sweet tea fragrance.
Type Hybrid Tea rose
Hybridizer Dr. Kieth Zary United States 1998
Blooms Pink Blend, Ivory with pink tips. Blooms are about 5" across with 26-40 petals.
Growth Habits Upright, bushy 5 -5 1/2' tall by 4' wide
Foliage Large size, medium green and glossy foliage
Fragrance Mild scent of tea rose
Hardy Zones zones 7 and warmer
The 'Elegant Lady' rose blooms in flushes all season (from early summer through late summer). The bush grows tall and upright with plenty of branches to provide you with lots of beautiful blooms. (5-5 1/2' tall)
The healthy green foliage keeps this an attractive rose bush in the garden even when not in bloom.
These roses make wonderful cut flowers for the vase, and Jackson & Perkins says it can also be grown in large containers.
If you grow roses for cut flowers, and live in the right climate to grow them, this elegant pink blend would be a welcome addition to the garden.
This rose is sold exclusively through the Jackson & Perkins company, and 15% of the sale gets donated to the Diana Princess of Wales memorial fund. It is not sold in England so that it won't be confused with the Princess of Wales rose.