Hybrid Tea Rose, Romantica Rose
Rosa 'Gracious Queen'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gracious Queen
Additional cultivar information:(aka MEItelov, Michel Angelo, Michelangelo)
Hybridized by Meilland
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Class:

Hybrid Tea

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Medium yellow (my)

Bloom Shape:

Semi-double

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Habit:

Bush

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fairfield, California

Hampton, Illinois

Denham Springs, Louisiana

La Luz, New Mexico

Painesville, Ohio

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 27, 2007, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Seed: Meldragelac Melkinosi
Pollen: Korbelma

This old-fashioned looking bloom has 40 to 50 petals which are about 5 inch across.

Positive

On Jun 13, 2007, cactuspatch from Alamogordo, NM (Zone 7b) wrote:

I love this rose. It does grow taller than 6 feet in my zone so I would not put it in the front of a bed. It has a nice scent and is great in bouquets.

Positive

On May 18, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I like this low growing Romantica rose, it makes a great focal point for a border. It gets bigger in warmer zones. The blooms are such a pretty bright yellow color, they really light up the garden.