Rosa 'Dr. Grill' was bred by Joseph Bonnaire in France and is a cross between Rosa 'Ophirie' and R. 'Souvenir de Victor Hugo' (tea rose, 1884). It is a tea rose.
At Brookgreen Gardens, roses are rarely sprayed for fungal, insect, or other environmental pressures or problems. The Poetry Garden at Brookgreen Gardens is maintained as a completely spray-free rose garden, favoring the use of disease resistant roses and proper cultural practices.