Day 21 – National Rose Month

Queen Elizabeth – Grandiflora
Introduced in 1954 – Medium Pink 
ARS Rating 7.9

'Queen Elizabeth' Grandiflora


'Queen Elizabeth' Grandiflora on stem

'Queen Elizabeth' Grandiflora - fully open bloom


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 and on his popular website;, 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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4 Responses to Day 21 – National Rose Month

  1. Greggo says:

    Q. Liz would like that. Your previous post is my wife’s favorite. How’s wordpress doing for you? any better, visit wise?


  2. RobinL says:

    Oh my, it’s heavenly! We’ve had so much rain that none of mine have the perfect blossom look this year. But from far off, they are lovely. It’s a bit of a lull right now, but they’ll be back!


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