Rose Haven Flora – October 2022

Bonnie Bell

Autumn has arrived and with the cooler weather the roses at the garden are becoming robust once again. One of the most vigorous is Grand Dame a hybrid tea with vivid deep pick petals and very full blooms. Its fragrance is like the perfume of the ‘old time’ roses.

Grand Dame was hybridized by Tom Carruth for Weeks Roses with a parentage of Wild Blue Yonder x Meredith and released in 2011.  This is a big shrubby rose with large nodding flowers, deep-green leaves, and grows to almost six feet tall and wide at Rose Haven.  The ARS rating is 7.7 and it appears to be impervious to rose diseases in our Temecula Valley area.

You will find several Grand Dame roses in the Original Garden, area 2 on the Rose Haven map.  Please visit soon and enjoy all the garden delights.  Address is 30592 Jedediah Smith Road, Temecula.