Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Grandiflora
Growth Habit: Narrow, upright, vigorous, 5-10 feet
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Dr. Walter E. Lammerts, 1954
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer
Awards: Biltmore Trials Award: Award of Excellence for Best Established Rose, 2015
AARS: 1955

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: Up to 10 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Hague Gold Medal 1957
Parentage: Charlotte Armstrong x Floradora
Child plants: 33 child plants

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Queen Elizabeth'
  • 'Queen of England'
  • 'The Queen Elizabeth Rose'

Common names
  • Rose

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  • Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Jul 26, 2013 10:08 AM concerning plant:
    This is a grafted rose. Never gets any bigger than 1' tall and 2' wide. A very small bush for me. Dies back to the ground every year despite heavy mulching. But it does come back every year!
  • Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Oct 1, 2011 10:40 PM concerning plant:
    Modern roses are often grafted so that they will reach their full potential. Some, however, are grafted so that they'll stay compact or at least within reasonable bounds. Queen Elizabeth is in the latter category. Although it can be propagated easily from cuttings, those own-root plants will grow to ridiculous proportions. I have one that climbs almost to the top of a magnolia tree each year, despite being pruned to 2 or 3 feet every January, and it isn't the climbing variety of Queen Elizabeth.
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