‘Queen Elizabeth’ Roses (Grandiflora, Introduced – 1954)This was the founding rose of its class, the very first grandiflora, and it remains one of the best. ‘Queen Elizabeth’ sets a high standard for any kind of rose, with its disease resistance, hardiness, and abundant, almost continuous bloom. Its large, double, medium pink flowers appear singly or in small clusters and range in form from high-centered to cupped. Because all the flowers in a cluster commonly open at once, this shrub is also a convenient source of cut flowers: a single bush of ‘Queen Elizabeth’ can fill a vase. A tall, narrow shrub, ‘Queen Elizabeth’ should be set at the back of a border so that it won’t block the view.