Rose (Rosa 'Grande Dame') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Grande Dame'
'WEKmerewby'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Very large: 6" or more
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Deep pink
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Growth Habit: Tall, 5-6 feet, upright
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Tom Carruth, 2009

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)
Plant Height: 5-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Meredith x Wild Blue Yonder
Child plants: 3 child plants

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Comments:
Posted by lovesblooms (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Feb 2, 2015 8:54 PM

I bought a grafted rose, so it was already a nice size when it got here. I planted in a new bed of clay amended with leaf compost, watered and fed regularly for the first few months of spring, then left it alone, except...

... when it got black spot. It spotted a little bit and I sprayed it with my home made mix and it went away, but then it came back and just kept coming back even though I tried to spray, until it had lost a lot of its new leaves and I gave up and it was just sticks. It gave us two huge, gorgeous, fragrant magenta blooms before it was "pruned" rather drastically by deer and never recovered enough to produce more.

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Plant Events from our members
mattmackay22 On February 20, 2015 Obtained plant
lovesblooms On April 22, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
2014 grafted rootstock--late freeze.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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