Rosa 'Queen Elizabeth' (Stamroos)
The 'Queen Elizabeth' rosa (floribundo rose or spray rose) is a rose with beautifully shaped, soft pink flowers. A rose to give your garden a romantic look! Because the plant remains relatively low, it is suitable for a bed with several roses. This rose is also a great eye-catcher in combination with other perennials at the back of your border. On your terrace or balcony you can enjoy the wonderfully scented 'Queen Elizabeth' when you put her in a pot or tub. The 'Queen Elizabeth' rosa belongs to the rose family (rosaceae). It is a floribundo rose or spray rose. The leaf of the rose is oval with a slightly serrated edge. The leaves of this species are glossy dark green and have a leathery structure. In the winter the 'Queen Elizabeth' loses its leaf. This rose has a long flowering time that lasts from June and up to and including October. The large, well-filled flowers have a beautiful, light pink color. They stand with several flowers on a stem in bunches. The flowers of this rose have a wonderful, slightly sweet scent.
The 'Queen Elizabeth' becomes 80 to 100 cm high and grows strongly upright. This rosa is hardy.
This is how you take care of the 'Queen Elizabeth'
The 'Queen Elizabeth' rosa does well in good garden soil but also grows well on somewhat poorer soil. This must not be too wet and have good water permeability. Place plants in pots in a pot that drains good water so that the roots are not constantly in the water. The rose likes a sunny place.
Prune the 'Queen Elizabeth' in March. First remove the dead and damaged branches. Of the remaining branches, 5 large branches can remain that are cut back to just above the seventh eye or bud counted from the ground. This eye must be on the outside of the plant to create a nice open shape. Trim smaller branches just back to just above the fifth eye or bud. Prune wild shoots that form around the base of the rose to the base. Faded roses must be cut away above the first five-fold leaves.
Fertilize the rose twice a year. In March after pruning and during flowering in the summer