Lovely pink roses on the Queen Elizabeth Rose, makes this hardy Grandiflora rose very popular, and considered the best in it's class.
The pure, soft pink blooms of the Queen Elizabeth are perfect! They are the closest thing to a Hybrid Tea rose that I can grow in my area. I have two in my garden, and I simply LOVE them!
This Grandiflora is a "must" if you have a cutting garden! The beautiful flowers grow on long straight stems, and have a delightful sweet scent.
Keep it deadheaded to encourage more blooms.The bush is also very disease resistant.
Type Grandiflora Rose
Hybridizer Lammerts 1954
Blooms Medium Pink 3 1/2-4' flowers with 30-35 petals
Growth Habits Upright, vigorous, tall 5-7'
Foliage dark green, glossy
Awards Portland Gold medal 1954, AARS 1955, Royal National Rose Society Gold medal 1955, AARS Gold medal 1957, Golden Rose of the Hague 1968,World Federation of Rose Societies Hall of Fame 1978, World's Favorite Rose 1979
Hardy Zone 5-9
The cup-shaped blooms on this rose, are loose and lightly tea scented. The shape is slender, and elegant. They come on long, nearly thorn-less stems. (Again, making them similar to Tea roses)
These pink roses appear singly, or in spacious clusters of 3-15, continually throughout the growing season. The long, strong, upright stems are great for cutting.
The dark green, glossy foliage is disease resistant. if your plant doesn't seem to be performing as you'd like, cut it back hard to rejuvenate it.
Queen Elizabeth performs well in all climates, and is appropriately named for the Queen of England. She granted permission to name this rose in her honor, under the condition that it's full name be used "The Queen Elizabeth Rose".
Although raised in the US, 'Queen Elizabeth' is widely grown throughout the world. It especially thrives in England, where it is unaffected, even by the rain. These long stemmed rose bushes are useful where space is limited. They have a narrow, upright habit of growth.
This rose is often considered to be the best pink rose ever developed.(I tend to agree)Just look at all the rewards it has!
Because of the beautiful color, and almost thornless stems,it makes a great cut flower.