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Hybrid Tea Rose 'Grande Dame'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Grande Dame
Additional cultivar information:(PP23476, aka Wekmerewby)
Hybridized by Carruth
Registered or introduced: 2011
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Hybrid Tea


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Bloom Color:

Deep pink (dp)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:


Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Stems are moderately thorny

Sets hips

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Denver, Colorado

Echo, Louisiana

Charlotte, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 25, 2016, Iridescent from Chantilly, VA wrote:

I have to say something because I had not been familiar with this particular rose variety, although I've become familiar with so many varieties of roses in the process of deciding what to put in my garden through the years. I got this Grand Dame Rose as a bonus during one of my online purchases. OMG, what a revelation now that it has flowered! I had just planted the free gift this spring.

It is beautiful and ... AMAZINGLY FRAGRANT! It's amazing how sometimes gardeners get so much pleasure and overall return from accidental ownership of plants. There are times we pay a premium for plants that never worked out, sometimes getting little from all the nurturing we do and high expectations. And then there are times when we get wonderful surprises like this Grand Dame Rose I ... read more


On Jan 16, 2014, wasbloomin from Echo, LA wrote:

Huge gorgeous blooms with good scent. Large fast growing plant with no black spot even in south Louisiana. Love this rose!


On Jun 13, 2013, midgey from Denver, CO wrote:

it is a magnificent gorgeous hybrid tea, although often opening in grandiflora type clusters of the most beautiful purple /pink giant blossoms. not as fragrant as reviewed in my experience, but a tall slender bush type. a good rose for background, blooms constantly and grows rapidly by own root. it is also heat tolerant, shows no sign of browning edges on petal when the weather gets over 95. a very tough nice new generation rose. a must have in all gardens for the color alone, and especially for colorado climate. magnificent.