Queen Elizabeth grandiflora rose (Rosa 'Queen Elizabeth') is covered in luminous, pink, double flowers and has a moderate fragrance from early summer until frost. Pointed tea rose-like buds are produced on long stems on a plant maturing at 6 feet in height. Its foliage is disease resistant, and the rose performs best in moderately fertile soils with adequate water, responding well to applications of fertilizers formulated specifically for roses. Mound the base of the plant with mulch/leaf mold after the first hard frost to protect the lower buds from winter kill.
The Queen Elizabeth rose began winning awards in 1954, and it continues to be among the top ten roses in North America. Parents of this hybrid are the dark pink hybrid tea rose 'Charlotte Armstrong' and the orange-blend floribunda rose 'Floradora'.
May - June, July - August, September - October
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies