Modern Grandifloras

A term coined in the late nineteenth century to describe Henry Eckford’s introductions and hybridisations which were larger flowered and more vigorous than the wild variety. Grandiflora as a term is now used to refer to any flower that has plain petals and a clamped keel.

There are many introductions of new varieties which have this flower form and grandiflora and modern grandifloras are available from seedsmen.