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'Queen Elizabeth, Cl.' rose Description
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Medium red Grandiflora, Cl..
Discovered by Dorothy S. Whisler (United States, before 1956).
Introduced in United States by Germain's (Germain Seed & Plant Co.) in 1957 as 'Queen Elizabeth, Cl.'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1963 as 'Queen Elizabeth, Cl.'.
Climber, Floribunda, Cl., Grandiflora, Cl..  
Pink.  Moderate, centifolia fragrance.  37 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, leafy sepals, pointed buds.  
Climbing.  Medium, glossy, leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 12' to 14' (365 to 425cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Hardy.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
United States - Patent No: PP 1,615  on  2 Jul 1957   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 619,095  on  29 Oct 1956
Milton J. Whisler, Granada Hills, Calif., assignor to Germain's Inc., Van Nuys, Calif.
The new variety was discovered by me amongst a cultivated block of "Queen Elizabeth" plants which were being grown under my direction and supervision at Saugus, California, on property controlled by my assignee.
Different names and place of discovery in California.