>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.
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