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'Queen Elizabeth' rose Description
'Queen Elizabeth (Hybrid Tea, Lammerts, 1954)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of JA Miller
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Medium pink Grandiflora.
Registration name: Queen Elizabeth
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'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1956 as 'Queen Elizabeth'.
Floribunda, Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea.  
Pink.  Fern fragrance.  Moderate, moss or woody fragrance.  38 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed buds.  
Tall, bushy, 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.