Queen Elizabeth rose

All the roses with this name now seem to be yellow.  Although we had a pink, fragrant, low growing bush in our garden in Gatley (Nr. Manchester), over 30 years ago which was easy to strike from cuttings and a lovely pale pink. Wondered what had happened to it?


  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    Had a lovely Queen Elizabeth pink rose last year. Is definatey still around

  • Great, any idea where you bought it?

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Have you done a google search Lizzie3-I did and loads of suppliers came up-this is one example-this lists some of them on one page



  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    My one was a freebie from some offer or other, the other this year was from Morrisons - a gift at jubilee time. I would have thought any garden centre etc. Just keep looking

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,038

    On sotongeoff's link it says no fragrance. I wouldn't want a rose with no fragrance when there so many sweetly scented ones.

  • Ours was very fragrant, must be another one, will keep looking thks a lot all.

  • Paul NPaul N Posts: 222

    'Queen Elizabeth' is a very tall, gawky HT without scent. Beautiful flowers but little or no scent.

  • I had that rose for years ,very good flowering and hardy but alas it succumbed and died and I failed to take a cutting.image

  • Wasn't this rose a freebie from the GW magazine earlier this year?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,786
    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • brilliant, thank you

  • JIMMMYJIMMMY Posts: 238


    I have no sense of smell what so ever, so I would never buy on smell, just looks!

    I see people having to bend down to smell roses, so it can only be admired close up,but if a rose is pretty it is admired from near or afar.

    Saying that, a bunch of roses keeps me on the right side of my wife !



  • Just what is it about a rose that makes you want to bury your nose in it?    It is almost a reflex action.    There aren't many other flowers that make you want to do that!

  • I bought a pink Queen Elizabeth floribunda rose last year to try to match the other roses that are planted in a narrow border at the front of my garden. I wanted them to look the same and think It's fortunate that I picked the right one as this one matches perfectly - think they must all be Queen Elizabeth and it does have a slight fragrance. I would like another one to replace a fuchsia that overhangs the path and I have to keep cutting back so will be visiting the garden centres again - any excuse!
  • Kathy 2Kathy 2 Posts: 109

    I had pink roses in my wedding bouquet in 1971. I had seen a picture of "Elizabeth of Glamis" and asked the florist for those or something similar - can't remember if they were fragrant or not.

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