>Queen Elizabeth – Grandiflora Rose

>Just as I was about to leave for Tennessee to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, I spied one lone Queen Elizabeth rose. growing on a long stem, she looked as regal as her namesake.

This rose was the very first Grandiflora rose.
Grandiflora roses are the result of a cross between a Floribunda and Hybrid Tea Roses.
Charlotte Armstrong x Floradora

Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne in 1952. This rose was introduced in 1954.

Many roses have been named for monarchs, but none has endured like this one.
It has become one of the most widely grown and admired pink roses.

I find that it blooms best with a little growth. So, I do not prune severely.


About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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3 Responses to >Queen Elizabeth – Grandiflora Rose

  1. >A rose fitting for a Monarch, I seem to be in good company, having Queen Elizabeth roses in the garden.Just so majestic..made my day 🙂


  2. Laura says:

    >She is an amazing Queen! This rose is beautiful and strong much like it's namesake!


  3. >Hi Chris. Queen Elizabeth is such a beautiful rose. I use to have one but it died off one bad winter and I never replaced it. I love the delicate pink petals on it.Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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