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'Queen Elizabeth' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 76-949
most recent 1 MAR 14 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 28 FEB 14 by Slave to the garden
It's a very strong clean tall gorgeous rose and climber . Simple as that. You want a long stem, beautiful bud, and a very strong pink color, this is the one. Easy to grow, disease resistant, survives nearly all seasons well. Can produce as many as 20 at a time in bloom on a very modest plant. I agree if there is a hall of fame for roses this would be one of the first honored. Great breeder also.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 1 MAR 14 by Patricia Routley
Indeed. In 1978 the World Federation of Rose Societies declared this the world's favourite rose and gave it their Hall of Fame award. It is sometimes interesting to stop and look at the awards a particular rose has won. (Awards - at the top, in between lineage and references).
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Discussion id : 66-231
most recent 4 AUG 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 4 AUG 12 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I once grew Queen Elizabeth - no scent to speak of. But it looks very good at the rose park, tall, slender and. Queen Elizabeth gets my vote as the second best-looking shrub at the rose park in late fall, after Bolero Florbunda. She survives zone 5a winter well, and deserves credit for being tough and tall, so bunnies can't eat her. She makes a good seed-parent.
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Discussion id : 62-276
most recent 27 FEB 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 27 FEB 12 by goncmg
As time marches on Queen Elizabeth is more and more, in my opinion, to be regarded as a historical piece. Measured against the others, 60 years ago, I would say the health and vigor were leaps and bounds beyond,. Judged by today's standards, average to somewhat lacking. This variety caused the AARS to create a totally new class, the Grandiflora, something that somehow is really tall and has blooms somewhat smaller and mostly in clusters or maybe not----to this DAY the GR class is an odd one! The color is banal. The form is cupped and totally garden decorative. If any rose could be considered a "weed" this would be a candidate and although it appears in the lineage of many, it never really has to my knowledge sired/birthed a real winner in the first generation. After its release there seemed to be a "Grandiflora Craze" and many others were released, some with the same parentage! PINK PARFAIT is far, far FARRR a better rose in my opinion, same general huge habit but lovely little perfect shaped blooms............and from the same era..........but anyone with an interest in roses needs to own a Queen Elizabeth or minimally go take a look in a public garden.............the leaf shape is a little unique I believe, being somewhat ovid-to-round, similar to Camelot.........fat canes, scarce but big thorns on QE..............
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Discussion id : 52-803
most recent 12 MAR 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 11 MAR 11 by Penelope
I personally think that the color of this rose is the ugliest in my garden. It is bubble gum pink until it gets hot. Then it is a little lighter. That being said, she is a great performer and stays pretty clean. And that's what really counts when they are in front of your house and not in your backyard "display" or cutting garden. All the neighbors comment on it, and as long as the rest of the world think they look good I'll keep them. :-)
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 12 MAR 11 by Margaret Furness
She's also a survivor. There's one growing in a derelict garden which was abandoned 27 years ago, after a major bushfire destroyed the house. The other surviving roses are Orange Triumph, R indica major (understock) and Spray Cecile Brunner (which is 2.4m tall and at least 4m wide). Average rainfall for the area would be around 28"/ 700 ml, but it is subject to El Nino drought cycles.
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