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Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

This is the grandiflora Queen Elizabeth. This class of rose, which was created for Queen Elizabeth, is typified by plants with hybrid tea-type blooms, but with many blooms on a single spray, typical of floribunda roses. While striking in appearance, the flowers have little fragrance.  In 1999, Queen Elizabeth has made it up to the roof of the porch, and has begun its bloom, which will last all season.  The photo below is much closer to the true color, though a bit on the purplish side.

1999 queen elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth has been blooming on and off all during the 1999 season, and is saying farewell to the year with an impressive flush.

1999 queen elizabeth

1999 queen elizabeth

Mid-November, and Queen Elizabeth gives us one last blossom!

1999 Queen Elizabeth

Late May, 2000 -- Queen Elizabeth is back in bloom (and taller than ever!)

2000 queen elizabeth

2000 queen elizabeth

2000 queen elizabeth

2000 queen elizabeth

Even having topped off Queen Elizabeth, it's back up to the height of the porch roof and is once again in bloom -- Memorial Day weekend, 2001.

2001 Queen Elizabeth

2001 Queen Elizabeth

It's Memorial Day weekend, 2002, and like clockwork Queen Elizabeth has begun to bloom.  The first photo shows a rose that's up and over the porch roof!

2002 Queen Elizabeth

2002 Queen Elizabeth

2002 Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth was a bit slow to bloom in 2003; it's into the second week of June.

2003 Queen Elizabeth

2003 Queen Elizabeth

2003 Queen Elizabeth

2003 Queen Elizabeth

2003 Queen Elizabeth

2003 Queen Elizabeth

It's now the second of November and Queen Elizabeth is still in bloom!

2003 Queen Elizabeth

Late May 2004 and Queen Elizabeth has bloomed, one of the last roses to do so.

2004 Queen Elizabeth

2004 Queen Elizabeth

2004 Queen Elizabeth

2004 Queen Elizabeth

2004 Queen Elizabeth

October .... this one is even with the windows on the second floor of the house!

2004 Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth was my first grandiflora rose and was planted in the spring after I had the house built.  The horrendous winter of 2004-2005 did a number on it and I was afraid for a time that I was going to lose her but though much of the old growth is gone she has come back strong and now, in early June 2005, has begun to bloom.

2005 Queen Elizabeth

2005 Queen Elizabeth

2005 Queen Elizabeth

2005 Queen Elizabeth

2005 Queen Elizabeth

The last day of May 2006 brings with it the first blooms of Queen Elizabeth.

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

It's 10 July and Queen Elizabeth is starting to put on another show.

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

It's late August and Queen Elizabeth is starting to bloom again.

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

Grandiflora being grandiflora, this shot was taken from the second floor!

2006 Queen Elizabeth

Early October sees Queen Elizabeth in full bloom.

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

2006 Queen Elizabeth

November.

2006 Queen Elizabeth

Memorial Day 2007 brings the bloom of Queen Elizabeth.

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2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

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2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

Mid-July bring another rush of blossoms from Queen Elizabeth.

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth'

Early August ....

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

2007 queen elizabeth

The end of September.

2007 queen elizabeth

The beginning of June 2008 brings with it the beginning of the bloom of Queen Elizabeth.

2008 queen elizabeth

2008 queen elizabeth

2008 queen elizabeth

This one is about eight feet up in the air!

2008 queen elizabeth

2008 queen elizabeth

2008 queen elizabeth

2008 queen elizabeth

2008 queen elizabeth

2008 queen elizabeth

2008 queen elizabeth

2008 queen elizabeth

Mid-July has Queen Elizabeth full of flowers.

2008 queen elizabeth

2008 queen elizabeth

2008 queen elizabeth

2008 queen elizabeth

2008 queen elizabeth

The beginning of June 2009 brings with it the first bloom of Queen Elizabeth.

2009 queen elizabeth

2009 queen elizabeth

2009 queen elizabeth

2009 queen elizabeth

2009 queen elizabeth

Late June into early July

Queen Elizabeth has grown so high, the next two photos were taken from a second floor window! 

 

And into August ....

It's getting toward the end of May 2010 and Queen Elizabeth has begun to bloom.

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

In late June/early July, Queen Elizabeth has been putting on quite a show!

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

2010 queen elizabeth

Memorial Day weekend 2011 brings with it the first bloom of Queen Elizabeth.

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

And into June.

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

Having started late, Queen Elizabeth is going strong as the summer begins.

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth is up and over the front porch roof!

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

2011 queen elizabeth

I had to take this photo from a second floor window!

2011 queen elizabeth



Last Updated: 08 Jan 2015

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