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'The Queen Elizabeth Rose, Cl.' rose Reviews & Comments
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Initial post 20 MAY 14 by goncmg
Have tried this 2 times, once in the 90's and once again in the early 2000's. Never did either plant ever give me one bloom. But nice and vigorous!
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 27 FEB by Andrew from Dolton
Five years ago I planted this rose and will be removing it as it is a failure. Very vigorous, it throws out massive 3 metre growths each year like a vast and prickly octopus. I tie these down horizontally on wires. If I am lucky I might get five clusters of bloom, there is no repeating despite such a lot of growth. These bunches of flowers are larger than and average bush 'Queen Elizabeth' but it hardly compensates for the great size of the plant. 'Constance Spry' would make a far superior climber.
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