gran·​di·​flo·​ra ˌgran-də-ˈflȯr-ə How to pronounce grandiflora (audio)
: a usually tall rose shrub derived from crosses of floribunda and hybrid tea roses and characterized by production of blooms both singly and in clusters on the same plant

Examples of grandiflora in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The latticed structural element is the perfect way to add a dynamic pattern to your garden and provide space for more climbing growth, like the voluminous English grandiflora roses landscape designer Ed Hollander incorporated here. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 12 May 2023 For a client who really loves roses, Edmund Hollander planted some 250 English grandifloras. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 15 Mar. 2023 His newest, Sitting Pretty, is a grandiflora that gets lots of pink blooms, but his favorite is the red Double Knock Out. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Aug. 2021 Collinsia grandiflora — large-flowered blue-eyed Mary 2. oregonlive, 13 Mar. 2020 There is a Chinese species, C. grandiflora, valued for having a bigger, better flower display. Washington Post, 9 July 2019 Those key notes are blended with black pepper, lemon sfuma, magnolia grandiflora, jasmine absolute, olibanum essential oil, and Ambrox Super. Marci Robin, Allure, 16 July 2018 Here is the basic procedure for pruning hybrid tea and grandiflora roses: Remove all diseased or dead canes by cutting them back to their point of origin. Dan Gill,, 27 Jan. 2018 The three main species are grandiflora, stellultaum and rubrum. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, 20 May 2017 See More

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Word History


New Latin, from Latin grandis great + flor-, flos flower — more at blow

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grandiflora was in 1841

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“Grandiflora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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