Tuesday 30 December 2014


Introduced by Delbard in 1997 and sharing the name of Prince Rainier of Monaco, the Grimaldi rose leaves a lasting impression of exceptionally elegant beauty – delicate but strong.

This robust and highly disease-resistant shrub rose which flowers from season start to season end and all the way in between, is a magnificent sight when planted in groups so that the flowering bracts can be supported and pushed upwards by each other.

Not caring about what the weather is, this magnificent shrub rose grows easily to 1.5 mts and 1.2 mts wide and just continues to produce branching canes of deep green foliage loaded with single, open and lightly fragrant blooms which, when cut, are very long-lasting in the vase. Grimaldi is ideal for planting as a rose hedge-row, certainly en masse and should be pruned accordingly – with a mechanical hedger or shears.

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Floral Macros meme,
and also part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. Very lovely flower.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/12/fading-glory.html, and have a wonderful 2015!

  2. gorgeous rose!!!

    Happy Holidays

    much love...