Carried singly on long stems, the flowers of ‘Elina’ are almost 6″ across and have reflexed, petals. In cool climates the flowers are lemon yellow fading to cream at the edges but in hot climates they are ivory or off-white. The leaves are large, glossy, and dark green. Although considered disease resistance, ‘Elina’ can show a bit of mildew and thrips can be a problem.  The flowers are especially valued for the vase because of their large flowers and very long stems.  ‘Elina’ is considered a top exhibition rose.

Type: Hybrid Tea

Origin: Dickson, Northern Ireland, 1983

Parentage: ‘Nana Mouskouri’ x ‘Lolita’

Flower Size: 5.9″

Petal Count: 35

Scent: Sweet, medium to light

Flowering: Repeats

Plant Size: 4’H x 3′ W

Hardiness: Zone 5

ARS Rating: 8.4



By Karen