gran·​di·​flo·​ra | \ ˌgran-də-ˈflȯr-ə How to pronounce grandiflora (audio) \

Definition of grandiflora

: 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 Collinsia grandiflora — large-flowered blue-eyed Mary 2. oregonlive, "Native plants are essential to an Oregon garden: Here’s how to help them thrive," 13 Mar. 2020 There is a Chinese species, C. grandiflora, valued for having a bigger, better flower display. Washington Post, "Vines are a romantic addition to the garden — until they go rogue," 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, "Lupita Nyong'o and Saoirse Ronan Are the Faces of Calvin Klein's New Fragrance, Women," 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,, "How to properly prune roses," 27 Jan. 2018 The three main species are grandiflora, stellultaum and rubrum. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "Blundering Gardener: How do her epimediums grow? Not from seed, but they’re gorgeous anyway," 20 May 2017

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First Known Use of grandiflora

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grandiflora

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

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“Grandiflora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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