One of the most extensively cultivated roses worldwide, this rose earned its name in honor of Queen Elizabeth II upon her ascension to the throne in 1952. These blooms typically measure 4 to 5 inches in diameter and exhibit a pale pink hue, with darker pink shades on the backs of the petals. They are borne in sizable, open clusters ranging from 3 to 15 blooms and carry a light, pleasing fragrance. The flowers showcase a high-centered to cupped form, while the buds are pointed in shape. The foliage comprises large, leathery, and dark green leaves with rounded leaflets. The plant's robust and upright stems make it a favored choice for cutting roses. It displays vigorous growth with thick stems and substantial thorns, thriving even in less fertile soils. Remarkably, this plant exhibits exceptional disease resistance and provides blooms in successive 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.