Saturday, July 14, 2012


Photo courtesy of Edmunds Roses

Meredith x Wild Blue Yonder
rosa WEKmerewby

If you are looking for a fragrant rose besides the old standby, Grande Dame is your answer.  Grande Dame is considered a Hybrid Tea rose with the old fashioned form and an old garden rose fragrance.  The bloom is quite large, 5 to 6 inches across with over 30-petal count and its color of deep rose-pink has a hint of blue tone provided by its Wild Blue Yonder parentage.  The scent of its bloom invites you to bury your nose in it and inhale its old garden rose fragrance which is quite strong reminding you of Grandma’s Garden.  Grande Dame grows into a big shrub about 4 to 5 ½ feet in height with few thorns.  The foliage is deep green and very disease resistant.  Grande Dame blooms in flushes all through the season, giving plenty of blooms to enjoy its fragrance inside your home and in the garden as well as a great addition to your landscape.  

Grande Dame is one rose to have in your garden – it’s vigorous, disease resistant, great color, plenty of beautiful blooms and very fragrant.  So what are you waiting for? 

Grande Dame is a 2011 introduction and was hybridized by Tom Carruth.

Roses are easy plants to grow contrary to popular belief. Why do you think Roses have been around for millions of years?  All they need are food, water and sunlight.  Just like you and me. 

Here at Rose Gardening World, we’ll educate you about the Rose - our National Floral Emblem and the state flower of several states.  Welcome to the World of Rose Gardening or Rose Gardening World where Rose Gardening Tips, Rose Growing Advice, Planting a Rose Garden, Rose Descriptions, Where to Buy Roses, Where to see Rose Gardens, Rose Culture, Rose History, Rose Events, Rose Verses are all here in one place.  

We are constantly updating our contents so visit Rose Gardening World often.  We want to help you grow Beautiful Roses and we welcome comments.  Take time and smell the roses.  Happy Rose Gardening!

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