English Rose Rosa Alan Titchmarsh = 'Ausjive' (PBR) (S)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose [Alan Titchmarsh]


The Rosa Alan Titchmarsh, commonly known as a rose, is a charming plant that features an exquisite display of flowers which are a captivating focal point in any garden. The blooms are richly colored with a romantic pink hue that tends to be deeper at the edges and softer towards the center, creating a delightful two-tone effect. The petals are tightly packed, numerous and gracefully form a classic rosette shape, exuding sophistication and elegance. Posed atop dark green, glossy foliage, the contrast is striking and serves to highlight the softness and allure of the petals. When in full bloom, the plant carries an abundance of flowers that exude a delightful fragrance, filling the air with a sweet and pleasant aroma that is characteristic of many garden roses.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Alan Titchmarsh Rose, English Rose.

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Ausjive'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Roses are not considered toxic to humans. However, the thorns on rose bushes can cause physical injuries if not handled properly. If ingested, rose petals are non-toxic and have even been used in culinary applications. Despite this, ingesting large quantities of any non-food plant material, including roses, could potentially lead to discomfort or an upset stomach due to the fibrous plant matter, but this is not common.

    • To pets

      Roses are generally considered non-toxic to pets. The ingestion of rose petals, leaves, or stems is not likely to cause poisoning in pets. However, the thorns can cause injuries to a pet if they chew on or swallow them. These injuries might include scratches or punctures in the mouth or digestive tract. If a pet ingests a large amount of roses, it may experience mild gastrointestinal upset, but serious toxicity is not expected.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      4 feet (1.2 meters)

    • Spread

      3 feet (0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: 'Ausjive' roses are known for their beautiful, fragrant blooms that enhance the visual appeal of any garden space.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Like many roses, the 'Ausjive' variety can attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Long Flowering Season: 'Ausjive' roses typically have a lengthy blooming period, providing color and interest over an extended season.
    • Cut Flower Use: The blooms of 'Ausjive' roses are often used in floral arrangements due to their beauty and fragrance.
    • Improves Mood: The presence of flowers like 'Ausjive' roses in an environment can have a positive impact on mood and stress reduction.
    • Landscaping Versatility: These roses can be used in a variety of landscaping designs, from borders to focal points in garden beds.
    • Garden Heritage: Planting 'Ausjive' roses contributes to the tradition of rose gardening, which has historical and cultural significance.
    • Ease of Growth: With proper care, 'Ausjive' roses are known to be hardy and relatively easy to grow for gardeners of various experience levels.
    • Variety of Colors: 'Ausjive' offers a range of colors, allowing gardeners to choose the best hue for their particular aesthetic or design needs.
    • Can be container-grown: 'Ausjive' roses are adaptable and can be grown in containers for those with limited garden space.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Edible decor: The rose petals of 'Rosa Alan Titchmarsh' can be sprinkled on salads or desserts for an elegant touch.
    • Bath infusions: Dried petals can be added to bathwater for a fragrant, relaxing experience.
    • Floral water: Rose petals can be steeped in water to create a lightly scented rosewater for household use or personal care.
    • Perfumery: The fragrance from 'Rosa Alan Titchmarsh' roses can be used in homemade perfumes or scent sachets.
    • Art projects: Pressed rose petals can be used in crafting, such as in homemade paper or resin jewelry.
    • Dyeing fabric: The petals of 'Rosa Alan Titchmarsh' can be used to naturally dye fabrics with subtle pink tints.
    • Culinary syrups: The petals can be simmered in sugar syrup to create a rose-flavored syrup for cocktails or baking.
    • Aroma therapy: Dry the petals to use in homemade potpourri mixes for natural home fragrance solutions.
    • Wedding confetti: Dried rose petals can be used as biodegradable confetti at weddings.
    • Beverage flavoring: Fresh petals can be infused into teas or cocktails for a hint of rose flavor and aroma.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: Traditionally, the rose is a symbol of love and passion, often associated with romance and heartfelt emotion.
    • Beauty: The rose is widely regarded as a representation of beauty due to its elegant form and captivating fragrance, which is why it is often given as a gift to express admiration.
    • Honor: Roses can be used to honor individuals for their achievements or to pay respect to someone who has passed away.
    • Devotion: The rose's enduring quality and its role in many cultural rituals symbolize deep devotion, whether between lovers or family members.
    • Mystery: A rose, especially one with a unique color or variation like the 'Alan Titchmarsh' rose, can symbolize mystery or the attainment of secrets.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring to summer
  • water dropWater

    The English Rose 'Ausjive' should be watered deeply to ensure the moisture reaches the roots, around 1 inch of water per week is advisable, which equates to about 0.62 gallons. During hot, dry spells, the frequency might increase to twice a week. The watering method should be to aim at the base of the plant to keep the leaves dry and reduce the risk of fungal diseases. Ensure the soil around the rose is moist but not waterlogged. Using a soaker hose or drip irrigation system can be an efficient way to water your roses, as it delivers water directly to the soil.

  • sunLight

    English Roses like 'Ausjive' perform best in full sun, which means they should receive at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. The ideal spot for planting is one that receives morning sun, which helps to quickly evaporate any dew on the leaves and thus reduce the likelihood of fungal diseases. They can tolerate partial shade, particularly in hotter climates, but their blooming may be reduced.

  • thermometerTemperature

    English Roses such as 'Ausjive' thrive in a range of temperatures but prefer a moderate climate. They can generally tolerate temperatures as low as 20°F and as high as 90°F. The ideal temperature range is between 60°F and 75°F, which promotes healthy growth and optimal flowering.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning English Roses like 'Ausjive' promotes healthy growth and rejuvenates the plant. Prune in late winter or early spring by removing dead or diseased wood and thinning out crowded areas. Cut back canes by about one-third to one-half to stimulate strong new growth. The best time for major pruning is when the plant is dormant, but light pruning can be done throughout the growing season to shape the plant and remove faded flowers.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The Rosa 'Alan Titchmarsh' prefers well-drained, fertile soil with organic matter incorporated. A mix of garden soil, compost, and well-rotted manure is ideal, providing nutrients and proper drainage. The pH level should be slightly acidic to neutral, around 6.0 to 7.0 for optimal growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Rosa 'Alan Titchmarsh' typically does not need frequent repotting. It's a garden rose that can live in the same spot for several years. However, if growth slows in a container, repot every 2-3 years in early spring, using fresh soil mix.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Rosa 'Alan Titchmarsh' is adaptable to a range of humidity levels but prefers average humidity. Normal outdoor conditions are usually sufficient, and it does not require any special humidity adjustments when planted in the garden.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, ample airflow, regular watering, and fertilization.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in a sunny spot with well-draining soil and space for air circulation.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Rosa 'Alan Titchmarsh', commonly known as an English Rose, begins its life as a dormant bare-root or potted plant, ideally planted during late autumn or early spring in well-drained soil with ample organic matter. After planting, it enters a growth phase characterized by the sprouting of canes and foliage as temperatures rise and days lengthen. Subsequently, flower buds develop and bloom in late spring to early summer, showcasing the rose's distinctive, fragrant blooms. The flowering stage may persist through summer into autumn, with proper care encouraging reblooming. As temperatures drop in late autumn, the rose enters a period of dormancy, where growth slows and the plant conserves energy. The cycle is poised to repeat with the return of warmer weather, completing its perennial cycle of dormancy and active growth with annual flowering.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to summer

    • Rosa Alan Titchmarsh, commonly known as English Rose 'Alan Titchmarsh', is typically propagated by softwood cuttings. This popular method involves taking a cutting from a healthy, non-flowering shoot in late spring or early summer when growth is most vigorous. Cuttings should be about 6 inches (15 centimeters) long, with several leaves at the top. The base of the cutting is dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development and then planted in a moist potting mix. The pot should be kept in a warm place with indirect light, and the soil should be kept consistently moist. Roots usually develop in several weeks, after which the young plant can be gradually acclimatized to outdoor conditions before transplanting into the garden.