Rosa Queen Elizabeth

One of our first floribundas, planted to the provisional rose bed in 2006.

Floribunda Rose, Grandiflora Rose Carefree Roses by Mary C. Weaver:
‘Queen Elizabeth’: This regal beauty was the first rose introduced in the grandiflora class in 1954. Its large and fragrant medium-pink blooms are cupped, double and loosely informal, and repeat bloom is reliable. ‘Queen Elizabeth’ is good for cutting, as the stems are long and the blooms fairly long-lasting. The plant is vigorous and upright, with dark-green, leathery, disease-resistant foliage.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Cultivar: Queen Elizabeth

Synonym: Queen of England Hybridized by Lammerts; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1954

Type: Shrub

Height: 1.2-3.6 m

Spacing: 60-90 cm

Hardiness: USDA Zone 6b to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Color: pink

Foliage: Decidious

Soil pH from: 6.6 to 7.0 (neutral)

Propagation Methods: From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings

Otherdetails: Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Planted: 2006

Updated: 2008

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Maria is currently growing everything from seed that she can lay her hands on. Also playing with colours and textures to fulfill her garden desires...