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'Queen Elizabeth' rose References
Book  (1995)  Page(s) 110-112.  Includes photo(s).
Description. One of his fifty favorite roses. Parentage: 'Charlotte Armstrong' (a red Hybrid Tea) x 'Floradora' (a red Floribunda). One of the world's greatest roses. A grandiflora in the US, a floribunda in the UK. Very tall and upright, it can exceed 8 feet, with its flowers mainly very high up. It can be restrained to some extent and persuaded to bush out more by what might be called differential pruning. Do not, in other words, treat all the shoots with equal severity, but cut back a few hard each year and others less drastically. Blooms are carried sometime singly but more often in sizable trusses. Not fragrant.

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Website/Catalog  (1995)  Page(s) 75.  Includes photo(s).
Queen Elizabeth, la reine des roses.
Le rosier sans souci, vigoureux, rustique et résistant, toujours fleuri. Ses belles tiges peu épineuses portent des grappes de fleurs rose pur argenté, très frais, s'ouvrant lentement. Léger parfum. Feuillage résistant aux maladies. Une variété indétrônable qui fleurit nos jardins depuis plus de 40 ans ! Excellent en bordure, massif ou haie fleurie. Floraison ininterrompue de fin Mai aux gelées. Hauteur : 120/150 cm. Distance plantation : 50 cm
Book  (Mar 1994)  Page(s) 144.  Includes photo(s).
Lists it as a Floribunda. Avoid the bare branches below by pruning in stages or using it as a "background rose", putting perennials or small shrub roses in fron of it.
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 129.  
The Queen Elizabeth Description... it was so successful and so different that it could not be properly classified as either Hybrid Tea or Floribunda. It was a totally new sort of rose, with flowers not quite big enough for one class and not clustered enough for the other... The flower is pink with good form, fine foliage and quite free of disease... named for Queen Elizabeth II at the beginning of her reign...
Book  (Oct 1993)  Page(s) 27.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 340.  Includes photo(s).
Queen Elizabeth ('The Queen Elizabeth Rose') Cluster-flowered. Walter Lammerts 1954... in 1980 [the World Federation of Rose Societies] declared 'Queen Elizabeth' the world's best rose... large blooms of clear, bright pink, produced in clusters... Lammert's British agent Harry Wheatcroft suggested dedicating it to the young Queen of England... 'Charlotte Armstrong' x 'Floradora'
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 479.  
Grandiflora, medium pink, 1954, ('Queen of England'; 'The Queen Elizabeth Rose'); 'Charlotte Armstrong' x 'Floradora'; Lammerts. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 244.  Includes photo(s).
Queen Elizabeth ('The Queen Elizabeth Rose') Cluster-flowered floribunda. Parentage: 'Charlotte Armstrong' x 'Floradora'. USA 1954. Description and cultivation... named to mark the accession to the throne in 1952 of Queen Elizabeth II... many clusters of large, cyclamen-pink blooms...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 157.  Includes photo(s).
[Photographed in the Alhambra gardens, Spain.] A popular Floribunda that is grown all over the world. Lammerts (USA) 1954. ('Charlotte Armstrong' a 'Floradora') Flowers continuously. Height: 180 cm (6 ft.) Some scent.
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 265, 303.  Includes photo(s).
Page 265: [Photo]
Page 303: Named in honor of the queen's ascension to the throne in 1953. Flowers: 40 petals, light to medium pink, fragrant, 3 1/2- to 4-inch blooms. Tall (5 to 7 feet) with dark green, leathery, glossy leaves on almost thornless canes. Good disease-resistance.
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