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'Queen Elizabeth' rose Description
'The Queen Elizabeth Rose ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosenversand C. Fechner
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
132 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Grandiflora.
Registration name: Queen Elizabeth
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Walter E. Lammerts (United States, before 1951).
Introduced in United States by Germain's (Germain Seed & Plant Co.) in 1954 as 'Queen Elizabeth'.
Class:
Floribunda, Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
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).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or hedge.  Very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,259  on  23 Feb 1954   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 341,385  on  9 Mar 1953
Notes:
Queen Elizabeth II was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on 21 April 1926. This rose marked her ascension to the throne in 1952.