One of the most widely grown roses in the world, this rose was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth II when she ascended the through in 1952. Blooms have an average diameter of 4 to 5 inches. Flowers are pale pink and darker pink on petal backs. Flowers come in large, open clusters of 3 to 15, and have a light, sweet fragrance. The flowers have a high-centered to cupped bloom form. Buds are pointed. The leaves are large, leathery, and dark green with rounded leaflets. The plant's sturdy, upright stems make it a popular cutting rose. It is a vigorous rose with thick stems and large prickles, and grows well in poor soils. The plant is very disease resistant and blooms in flushes from spring through autumn.
Its received numerous awards, such as:
Portland Gold Medal, (1954)
All-America Rose Selections winner, USA, (1955)
American Rose Society Gold Medal, (1957)
Golden Rose of the Hague, (1968)
World's Favorite Rose, (1979)
Award of Excellence for Best Established Rose, (2015)
|Zone||5 - 11|
|Year of Introduction||1954
|Size||5' - 7' x 3' - 4'|
This rose will be shipped own-root in a quart (5") nursery pot. By completing the checkout process on our website, you are acknowledging this as a preorder for shipment in SPRING 2024.