Lagerfeld Grandiflora Rose



A Legendary Beauty Always in Style
There is no other color quite like Lagerfeld in the rose garden, especially at twilight when the silvery-pewter highlights of the blooms seem to glow. This grandiflora is notable for its large 4- to 5-inch flower size, its exquisite high-centered form (exhibition quality), and its powerful spicy-sweet scent, but for us here at Jackson & Perkins, the real magic happens at the end of the day, in the gloaming.

Lagerfeld is a lavender-mauve blend, with blue tones from its seed parent, Blue Nile®, and purples, creams, and pinks from its pollen parents, Ivory Tower and Angel Face. The blooms have the classic hybrid tea form, boasting 30 to 35 petals and arising in great flushes all season. Expect nearly a dozen blooms on every stem, for weeks of beauty and marvelous scent.

Bred by noted rosarian Jack E. Christensen and released in 1986, Lagerfeld was named for the fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, though it has also been marketed as Starlight. We appreciate the appropriateness of this elegant, distinctive rose being christened after a couture designer; this is a rose for the finest vases and the formal garden.

Within a season or two, Lagerfeld reaches its mature size of 4 to 5 feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide. Medium green foliage, glossy and substantial, keeps the shrub attractive from spring through fall in the sunny garden. Consider planting one in the cutting garden as well, for you may become addicted to the graceful and unique beauty of these long-stemmed blooms in the vase, their fragrance perfuming the room. Lagerfeld is an exceptional addition to any garden.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Variety 'AROlaqueli'
Zone 7 - 10
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Height 4 ft - 5 ft
Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Bloom Size 4 in - 5 in
Petal Count 35
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Lavender, Light Silver
Flower Shape Double, Old-fashioned
Foliage Color Medium Green
Fragrance Spicy, Strong, Sweet
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 09, 2020

Stunning and Heat Tolerant

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought this rose from J&P about 10 years ago. It’s planted along the house against a southwest/west-facing window at about 800ft elevation. This rose can handle Kona summers in the high 80s with extremely high humidity, but more importantly for someone growing in a warm climate with winter temperatures that only drop into the low 60s at night it still grows like a weed. This rose has reached heights of 8+ ft and about 4-5 ft wide. It’s simply enormous. And it produces robust canes (which many of the cooler growing cultivars struggle with in Hawaii). It always flowers well with minimal care and has held up better than any other rose I’ve had to improper pruning (it was left in the care of my parents when I went away for college and grad school and they are not pruning-savvy). And of course it looks and smells amazing. I highly recommend this one for warm climate growers.

Matt from HI
April 17, 2019

A long time favorite

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I purchased this Rose in late 80s from J&P - 10 years later my house was sold without the new owners even looking inside the house, was sold just because they fell in love with this rose. It was plated in the corner of my back yard, with plenty of room around, facing east and my kitchen window facing it! The rose was indeed breathtaking: over 7 Ft tall, about 4-5 feet wide, with and avg. of 50 long stem buds/blooms at any time within the season (but I counted at one time close to 100!), with a color that changed with the light in the day, from a lilac at down to a fluorescent silver at dusk and with a perfume that was both heady and fresh at the same time, a spicy nutmeg & fresh cut grass.

Camelia from CA

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