'Queen Elizabeth' rose Description
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Medium pink Grandiflora.
Registration name: Queen Elizabeth (Hybrid Tea, Lammerts before 1951)
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: 5' to 10' (150 to 305cm). Width: 30" to 3' (75 to 90cm).
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.