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As grandifloras grow to be about three feet tall, their flowers become an explosion of color. So much so that the plant is sometimes called "blooming" for this reason. The flowers create a showy display so popular, it is used as an ornamental plant for gardeners and in many urban habitats.Grandiflora" is a term coined in 1954 to describe a new rose developed from a cross between hybrid tea and floribunda roses. Grandifloras tend to carry their flowers in clusters on top of tall stems. The flower size is a bit larger than floribunda. Grandifloras are one of the taller roses in the modern rose class, so they work well in the back of the border or as a screen. Grandiflora blooms are usually double but lack a striking fragrance. 'Queen Elizabeth' was the very first entry in the grandiflora class.Grandiflora roses are relatively new hybrids resulting from the crossbreeding of hybrid teas and floribunda roses. Grandifloras produce full-blossomed flowers growing on tall hardy bushes.

Grandiflora

Grandiflora roses are known for their large showy flowers. They are a combination of graceful blooms of the hybrid teas married with the repetitive growth cycle of floribundas. The shades of colors go from soft pastels to deep purples and are complemented by the hints of the sweetest floral perfumes. These tall and hardy roses develop on long stemmed clusters for exquisite sophistication in flower border landscaping or hedging. Hardy and disease resistant.A result of a cross between hybrid tea and floribunda roses, grandiflora-type roses were born of necessity, because the resulting plants didn’t fit in either of the parent categories. Featuring habits of both parents, grandifloras are known for their showy, high-centered blooms similar to their hybrid tea parentage, as well as their taller plant height.

From their floribunda parent, grandiflora roses sport multiple blooms per stem, unlike hybrid tea roses. The pioneer of this group of roses was the beautiful ‘Queen Elizabeth’ in 1955.Like all other rose types, grandiflora roses need full sun. With anything less, you increase the probability of numerous problems, such as fewer blooms, more stems flopping over, and overall weak, sparse plants. Foliar diseases are the biggest problem for many roses, and grandifloras are very susceptible to all the most common ones that plague roses. One of the worst is black spot, a fungal disease that causes dark spots on the foliage. In many climates, black spot is almost inevitable for rosebushes. The best thing to do is to be proactive and plant in full sun, prune properly for good air flow, and avoid getting the foliage wet when possible. Mildews are also troublesome, including powdery and downy varieties. Control these as you would black spot. (Source: www.bhg.com)

 

 

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