Rose Home | Pictures of Roses | Contact | About | Resources | Site Map
Rose Home > Rose Bushes > Grandiflora
Share |


If you need a tall shrub, one that's fairly hardy with lots of blooms, Grandiflora roses are for you. A cross between Hybrid Teas and Floribundas, Grandifloras are the best of both parents Tall and elegant, Grandiflora's have the hardiness and flower clusters of the parent Floribundas, and the beautiful pointed blooms of the Hybrid Teas. It is the perfect rose for the back of the border or in a hedge. Individual plants are great also in perennial beds.

This class of rose was created in the 1950's in the United States almost a century after one of it's most famous parents was created, the Hybrid Tea rose. Grandifloras were popular in the 50's through the 80's in the United States and only recognized in the United States; in Europe all the roses classified as Grandifloras in the US are put in the Hybrid Tea Category.

This is a worthwhile rose to grow as there are some popular varieties that do well in most gardens. They need the same care as Hybrid Teas and Floribundas they need 6 hours or more of sunlight, out of the wind and no standing water. They grow best in a clay-sandy loam soil of 6-6.5 ph. And they need to be fertilized in the spring, and after the first bloom flush is over. It's your preference, organic fertilizers keep improving the soil but they are slow acting, chemical fertilizers act faster and offer quicker results but do not improve the overall health of your soil. Also, a regular spraying program will keep Grandiflora's free of pest and diseases. Grandifloras will need winter protection in cold gardening zones since most are grafted roses.

A great Rose for any garden here some Grandifloras for you to choose:

Grandiflora Grandiflora Grandiflora
Queen Elizabeth Gold Metal Earth Song