'Queen Elizabeth' rose Description
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Medium pink Grandiflora.
Registration name: Queen Elizabeth
Floribunda, Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea.
Pink. Moderate fragrance. 38 to 40 petals. Average diameter 4". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Pointed buds.
Tall, bushy, thornless (or almost), upright. Large, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.
Height of 5' to 10' (150 to 305 cm). Width of 30" to 3' (75 to 90 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b. Can be used for cut flower, garden or hedge. Very vigorous. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
United States - Patent No: PP 1,259 on 23 Feb 1954 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 341,385 on 9 Mar 1953
Queen Elizabeth II was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on 21 April 1926. This rose marked her ascension to the throne in 1952.