Biddulph Grange Rose Rosa Biddulph Grange = 'Frydarkeye' (S)

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


The Rosa Biddulph Grange, known by its most common name rose, is a striking plant with a lush and vibrant presence. Its leaves are a deep green, creating a rich backdrop for the blossoms it produces. The flowers of this rose are particularly noteworthy, displaying a stunning range of colors. The petals can exhibit a gradient of hues, often starting with a warm golden-yellow at the base which gently transitions into a soft pink and culminates in a rich crimson at the edges. These roses have a classic cupped shape, inviting viewers to take a closer peek at their intricate structure. The petals are layered in a way that adds depth and dimension to each bloom, making them appear full and luxurious. As the flowers mature, they may open further, revealing their stamen in the center and adding to the overall allure of the plant. The blooms of the Rosa Biddulph Grange are supported by sturdy stems that branch out from the main body of the plant, creating a display that is both elegant and robust. The stems are adorned with thorns, a characteristic feature of rose plants, which provide a natural defense mechanism. The overall appearance of this rose is one of classic beauty, with its stunning blooms being the focal point of its visual allure.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Biddulph Grange Rose, Harkeye Rose.

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Frydarkeye'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The rose is generally considered non-toxic to humans. However, roses have thorns that can cause physical injury if not handled properly. The plant is not known for being poisonous if ingested, but it is advisable not to consume any part of a rose plant as it may cause gastrointestinal discomfort due to non-digestible parts and potential use of pesticides on the plants.

    • To pets

      Similarly to humans, the rose plant is generally non-toxic to pets. Pets may experience mild gastrointestinal upset if they ingest parts of the rose plant like petals or leaves, but serious poisoning is unlikely. However, caution is advised to prevent pets from being injured by the thorns. It is always best to keep an eye on pets and to prevent them from eating ornamental plants, as individual reactions can vary.

  • 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

    • Enhances Aesthetic Appeal: The Rosa 'Frydarkeye', commonly known as Biddulph Grange rose, offers beautiful blooms that can enhance the visual appeal of gardens and landscapes.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, which are vital for pollination and maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
    • Provides Habitat: The shrub can serve as a habitat and provide shelter for various small birds and insects.
    • Cultural Significance: Roses have been a symbol of love and beauty for centuries, and incorporating them into gardens can add historical and cultural value.
    • Seasonal Interest: This rose variety provides seasonal interest with its changing blossoms and foliage throughout the growing season, offering dynamic changes in the garden.
    • Versatility in Landscaping: Roses can be used in various garden design themes, from traditional rose gardens to mixed perennial borders and informal cottage-style plantings.
    • Therapeutic Use: The act of gardening with roses like Biddulph Grange can be therapeutic and provide a sense of calm and accomplishment (excluding specific medical properties).
    • Culinary Use: Some rose varieties are used in cooking for their petals and hips (however, confirm with an expert regarding the edibility of this specific variety).

  • 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

    • Culinary Accents: Petals of the rose can be used to add a colorful, mild, and slightly fruity flavor to dishes, as well as to decorate cakes or desserts.
    • Artisanal Crafts: Dried rose petals and buds can be incorporated into potpourri, sachets, or homemade soap for natural fragrance and decoration.
    • Photography Subjects: Roses are classic photography subjects, capturing the beauty of nature for botanical-themed art or stock photography.
    • Cultural Ceremonies: Rose blooms are used in various ceremonies worldwide to symbolize love, honor, or remembrance.
    • Dye Production: Rose petals can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics, providing a sustainable option for eco-friendly textile coloring.
    • Homemade Rose Water: The petals can be distilled to make rose water, which is used in culinary recipes, as a natural skin toner, or as a refreshing body spray.
    • Educational Resource: Roses can be utilized in botanical studies and horticulture classes as an example of plant growth, reproduction, and hybridization processes.
    • Insect Habitat: Rose bushes provide shelter and a habitat for beneficial insects like bees and ladybugs that help with pollination and pest control in gardens.
    • Companion Planting: Roses can be planted alongside certain vegetables to deter pests, utilizing the concept of companion planting for a healthier garden.
    • Floral Arrangements: Rose stems are commonly used in bouquets and arrangements for events or as home décor, showcasing the versatility of roses in floral design.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is associated with love and romance in Feng Shui and can be used to enhance the relationship area of a space, which is located in the southwest corner of your home or garden. To harness its positive energy, plant roses to invite love into your life and promote a healthy romantic relationship, keeping in mind that well-tended roses with vibrant blooms are most auspicious.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: Roses are universally recognized as a symbol of love, passion, and affection, often associated with romantic relationships.
    • Beauty: The rose's natural beauty has made it synonymous with physical and inner beauty, grace, and elegance.
    • Honor: Due to their regal presence, roses are often used to convey respect, admiration, and reverence.
    • Secrecy: Historically, roses were a symbol of secrecy and confidentiality, particularly during the Roman empire when a wild rose was placed on the door to a room where confidential matters were being discussed.
    • Timelessness: A rose's perennial nature symbolizes eternal and everlasting elements such as memories or relationships.
    • Mystery: The complex, layered structure of a rose bloom is frequently symbolic of mystery or the attainment of something that must be closely examined to be truly understood.

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

    For 'Biddulph Grange' roses, commonly known as English roses, regular watering is crucial, especially during dry spells. They should be watered deeply once a week, ensuring the water penetrates the soil to a depth of about 18 inches. During particularly hot or windy weather, check the soil moisture level more frequently, as the plant may require additional water. Apply approximately 1-2 gallons of water per plant for each watering session, avoiding overhead watering to reduce the risk of leaf diseases. It's essential to avoid waterlogging, so ensure the planting site has good drainage.

  • sunLight

    English roses like 'Biddulph Grange' prefer full sun to thrive. They should receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. The best spot for these roses is an area where morning sunlight is abundant, which helps to quickly evaporate any moisture on the leaves, reducing the risk of disease.

  • thermometerTemperature

    English roses such as 'Biddulph Grange' are best suited to moderate climates. They can typically survive in temperatures as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit during dormancy in winter, and as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the growing season. Ideally, they flourish in temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Ensure that the roses are protected from extreme cold with mulch or other insulation methods.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning 'Biddulph Grange' roses is vital for maintaining plant health, encouraging new growth, and improving flowering. Prune in late winter or early spring, just as the buds are beginning to swell. Remove any dead, damaged, or diseased wood, thin out crowded areas to improve air circulation, and shape the plant. Deadheading, or removing spent flowers, should be done regularly throughout the blooming season to promote continuous flowering.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    For the best soil mix for the Rose 'Biddulph Grange', use a well-draining loam-based compost with added organic matter, such as manure or compost. The soil pH should ideally be around 6.0 to 6.5, slightly acidic to neutral.

  • plantRepotting

    Roses like 'Biddulph Grange' generally do not require frequent repotting and are often planted directly in the ground. However, if grown in containers, repotting every 2 to 3 years or when the plant outgrows its current pot is recommended.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Roses, including 'Biddulph Grange', prefer average humidity levels. They adapt well to the outdoor environment's natural humidity and do not require special humidity adjustments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright direct light, good air circulation, and consistent watering.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, well-draining soil, and water regularly.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Rosa 'Biddulph Grange' begins its life cycle when a seed germinates in suitable soil conditions, requiring warmth, moisture, and light. The emerging seedling develops its first true leaves and forms a root system, gradually becoming a young plant or shrub. During its growth phase, it undergoes vegetative growth, producing foliage and increasing in size through the spring and early summer. Once mature and depending on climatic conditions, it typically enters the flowering stage, which can be recurrent, producing fragrant flowers mainly in late spring to early autumn. After pollination, the flowers develop into fruits called hips, which contain seeds for the next generation. The plant then goes into dormancy during the colder months, reducing its metabolic activities, before the cycle recommences with new growth the following spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • Propogation: Rosa Biddulph Grange, commonly known as the 'Frydarkeye' rose, is most successfully propagated through the process of softwood cuttings. This method is popular during late spring or early summer when the plant's new growth is still flexible but starting to firm up. To carry out this procedure, one must select a healthy shoot and cut a 4 to 6 inch (approximately 10 to 15 centimeters) length, ensuring at least three sets of leaves are present. The cut end should be dipped in a rooting hormone to encourage root development. The cutting is then inserted into a pot filled with a mixture of peat and perlite, with the bottom leaves removed to prevent decay. It is important to maintain a humid environment for the cutting by either placing a plastic bag over the pot or using a propagator, while ensuring it is kept out of direct sunlight. Regular watering and patience are key, as roots may take several weeks to develop.