Definition of grandiflora in English:

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grandiflora

Pronunciation: /ˌɡrandɪˈflɔːrə/

adjective

[attributive]
(Of a cultivated plant) bearing large flowers.
Example sentences
  • ‘Octoberfest’ is a tall, upright grandiflora rose which produces clusters of autumn-colored blooms.
  • Limbo violet differs from all other grandiflora petunias in having large (three-inch) flowers on a compact plant.

noun

A grandiflora plant.
Example sentences
  • You should grow grandifloras if you like lots of elegant flowers on the plant, or if you like to cut one stem that's a whole bouquet.
  • The two most common types of climbing roses are the naturally vigorous mutations of hybrid teas, grandifloras, and floribundas, and those simply called ‘large-flowered climbers.’
  • Hybrid teas like ‘Double Delight,’ ‘Brigadoon’ and ‘Pristine’ are her favorites, although she has several grandifloras and floribundas mixed in.

Origin

Early 20th century: modern Latin (often used in specific names of large-flowered plants), from Latin grandis 'great' + flos, flor- 'flower'.

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