English Rose Rosa Ann = 'Ausfete' (PBR) (S)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
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The plant known as Rosa Ann = 'Ausfete' (PBR) (S), often referred to by its common name, the English Rose, is a cultivated variety celebrated for its beautiful blooms and abundant flowering. This particular rose boasts a collection of stunning flowers that possess a rich, deep pink hue, which tends to catch the eye and lend an air of elegance to any garden setting. Its petals are densely layered and tightly packed, often exhibiting a classic rose shape that unfurls gracefully as the flowers blossom. The English Rose has a lush, green foliage that provides a contrasting backdrop to its vibrant flowers. The leaves are typically dark green with a glossy sheen, which further accentuates the radiance of the pink blooms. Delicate in appearance, the leaves can vary in size and shape but often follow a traditional rose leaf silhouette, with jagged-edged leaflets growing opposite each other on a stem. In full bloom, the flowers exude a delightful fragrance that can be described as complex and alluring, often with notes of traditional rose scents interspersed with hints of other sweet or fruity undertones. This aromatic quality makes the English Rose a popular choice for both gardeners and those looking to include fragrant flowers in their surroundings. Beyond its flowers and foliage, the English Rose supports a robust structure that enables it to display its ornamental features effectively. Its stems are known to be sturdy yet can exhibit a graceful growth habit, providing a natural charm to its overall appearance. It's important to note that the plant's visual characteristics can vary somewhat based on environmental factors and care practices, but the elegance and beauty of the English Rose remain a constant hallmark of this variety.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Susan Williams-Ellis, English Rose.

    • Common names

      Rosa Ann = 'Ausfete' (PBR) (S).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Rosa Ann 'Ausfete' is commonly known as a variety of rose. Generally, roses are considered non-toxic to humans. However, roses have thorns that can potentially cause physical injury if handled carelessly. No significant symptoms or poisoning are typically expected from ingesting parts of a rose plant. Nevertheless, it is always advisable to avoid eating plants not meant for consumption, as individual allergic reactions or gastrointestinal discomfort may occur.

    • To pets

      Rosa Ann 'Ausfete' is a type of rose which is not known to be toxic to pets. However, like with humans, the thorns can cause physical injury to pets if they attempt to chew on the branches or stems. Ingesting the petals or leaves is unlikely to cause poisoning, but it could result in mild gastrointestinal upset, including symptoms like nausea or diarrhea, especially if the pet is not accustomed to eating plant material.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet (0.91 meters)

    • Spread

      2 feet (0.61 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds beauty to gardens with its delicate pink blossoms and elegant form.
    • Emotional Wellbeing: The presence of roses can elevate mood and increase feelings of happiness and tranquility.
    • Fragrance: This rose variety emits a pleasant fragrance that can enhance the sensory experience of a garden or space.
    • Habitat for Wildlife: Attracts beneficial insects such as bees which are important for pollination.
    • Landscape Design: Versatile for use in garden designs, including borders, hedges, and as a focal point in beds.
    • Cultural Significance: Roses hold a strong symbolic meaning in many cultures, representing love, honor, and devotion.

  • 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

    • The English Rose can be used in potpourri because its petals retain their fragrance and color when dried, making them an ideal natural air freshener.
    • Use the petals of the English Rose to make natural dyes for fabrics, giving them a subtle and beautiful hue.
    • Pressed rose petals can be used in paper making, creating unique, textured paper for arts and crafts.
    • Use dried petals from the English Rose to make scented sachets which can be placed in drawers or hung in closets.
    • The rose hips from this plant can be used to make herbal teas, offering a mild, tangy flavor and vitamin C.
    • Rosewater made from the petals of the English Rose can be used in culinary dishes, such as pastries and desserts, for a floral essence.
    • Rose petals can be candied to create edible decorations for cakes and desserts or eaten as a sweet treat themselves.
    • Blossoms from the English Rose can be used in bath soaks, providing a luxurious and fragrant bathing experience.
    • Rose petals can be used in homemade scented candles and oils to disperse a sweet, classic fragrance throughout the home.
    • English Roses can be planted in outdoor gardens to attract beneficial pollinators such as bees and butterflies, aiding in the health of the garden ecosystem.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The English Rose is not typically associated with Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The English Rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As a variety of rose, 'Ausfete', commonly known as an English Rose or Shakespeare Rose, represents love. Roses are universally known as a symbol of romantic affection, passion, and the ideal way to express deep love.
    • Beauty: English Roses are synonymous with beauty and perfection, making them a symbol of both inner and outer beauty.
    • Mystery: Often, roses have been connected with mystery and secrecy, where the term "sub rosa" (under the rose) indicates confidentiality.
    • Honor: Giving a rose can be a way to show respect or pay homage to someone, making it a flower of honor.
    • Devotion: The rose's association with love extends to devotion, where giving roses signifies a deep commitment to the other person.
    • Emotion: A rose's variety of colors and nuanced fragrances embody the complexity of emotions, with each color often representing different feelings.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The English Rose, Rosa 'Ausfete', should be watered thoroughly once a week, applying about 1.5 gallons of water per plant to ensure deep soil moisture. During the hot summer months or in particularly dry climates, the watering frequency should be increased to two or three times per week, but always check the soil moisture beforehand; it should be moist, not soggy. Make sure to water directly at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to fungal diseases. During the winter months or rainy seasons, reduce watering to prevent waterlogging.

  • sunLight

    English Roses like Rosa 'Ausfete' thrive best in full sunlight with at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. Planting them in a spot that receives morning light is beneficial, as it helps dry the dew on the leaves, reducing the risk of disease. However, in extremely hot climates, providing some afternoon shade to protect them from the most intense heat can be beneficial.

  • thermometerTemperature

    English Roses such as Rosa 'Ausfete' perform well in a wide range of temperatures, but they prefer a temperate climate. They can generally tolerate temperatures as low as 20°F but may need protection from extremes. The ideal temperature for robust growth and flowering is between 65°F and 75°F. During very cold winters, providing some form of frost protection, like mulching around the base, can help the plant survive.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Rosa 'Ausfete', the English Rose, encourages healthy growth and flowering. Prune in late winter or early spring, removing dead, damaged, or diseased stems and shaping the bush to allow air circulation. Some light pruning can also be done after the first bloom to promote another flowering cycle. The best time to prune is when new growth starts but before the plant leaves dormancy, typically when the forsythia blooms in your area.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for English Roses like Rosa Ann = 'Ausfete' should be rich in organic material with good drainage to avoid waterlogging. A mix of one-third compost, one-third garden soil, and one-third sharp sand or grit is ideal. The soil pH for rose plants should be slightly acidic to neutral, around 6.0 to 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    English Roses like Rosa Ann = 'Ausfete' do not need to be repotted often since they are typically planted directly in the garden. However, if grown in containers, repotting every 2 to 3 years or when the plant outgrows its container is advised to replenish the soil and promote health.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    English Roses such as Rosa Ann = 'Ausfete' can tolerate a range of humidity conditions. However, they do best with average humidity similar to outdoor conditions. It is important to ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal diseases.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide ample light, good air flow, and moderate temps for indoors.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in well-drained soil, full sun, and shelter from harsh winds.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-10 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Rosa 'Ausfete', also known as English Rose 'Anne Boleyn', initiates its life cycle when seeds are produced after successful pollination, although many garden roses are often propagated through cuttings. The seeds then germinate in the soil, given proper warmth and moisture, leading to the emergence of seedlings. These seedlings grow into young plants with foliage and a primary root system, after which they enter a vegetative state where they focus on developing leaves and stems. As the plant matures, it begins the flowering stage, producing the characteristic fragrant pink blooms that English Roses are known for during the growing season. After flowering, the roses may form hips (seed pods), which then mature, completing the reproduction phase if not deadheaded. The plant typically enters a period of dormancy during colder months if it is in a region with seasonal climate changes and will rebound during the next growing season.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Rosa 'Ausfete', commonly known as the English Rose, is best propagated through the method of softwood cuttings, which is most popular for its ease and effectiveness. This technique is ideally performed in late spring to early summer when the plant's new growth is still tender and flexible. Cuttings should be about 6 inches (15 cm) long, taken with a sharp, clean tool to prevent damaging the plant or introducing diseases. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end is often dipped in a rooting hormone to encourage root development before the cutting is planted in a well-draining soil mix. The cuttings must be kept moist and in a warm, but not hot, environment to establish roots over a period of several weeks.