Buttercup Rose Rosa Buttercup = 'Ausband' (PBR) (S)

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


Rosa Buttercup, also known as the Buttercup Rose, is a visually stunning plant that exhibits a luxurious display of flowers. The blooms are characterized by their warm, rich yellow color, reminiscent of the hue found in buttercups. These flowers are full and rounded, often showing a densely packed collection of delicate petals that create a classic, cupped shape. The petals have a soft, velvety texture and may sometimes exhibit subtle hints of lighter shades towards their edges, imbuing the blossom with depth and dimension. The foliage of this rose is equally attractive, providing a lush backdrop of glossy green leaves. These leaves typically have a vibrant, dark green color, which serves to accentuate the brilliance of the yellow flowers. The leaflets are often oblong with slightly serrated edges, giving them a refined appearance. The stems of the Buttercup Rose are sturdy and can be lined with protective thorns. Together, the flowers, glossy foliage, and robust stems combine to create a plant that exudes a sense of both beauty and vitality. The contrast between the sunny blossoms and the deep green leaves makes this rose a standout addition to any garden space.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Buttercup Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa Buttercup 'Ausband' (PBR) (S).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Rose plants, including varieties such as the Buttercup Rose, are not considered toxic to humans. Generally, roses are recognized as safe, and there are no widely recognized symptoms of poisoning from ingesting rose parts. However, it is important to note that the thorns on rose plants can cause physical injury if not handled carefully.

    • To pets

      Rose plants, including the Buttercup Rose, are generally regarded as non-toxic to pets. This means that they are considered safe for cats, dogs, and other household pets. While eating roses might lead to mild gastrointestinal upset due to the ingestion of an unusual item, they are not known to cause serious poisoning. However, care should be taken to prevent pets from injuring themselves on the thorns.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet 6 inches (1.07 meters)

    • Spread

      2 feet 6 inches (0.76 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: The Rosa 'Buttercup' adds vibrant color and beauty to gardens with its bright yellow flowers.
    • Pleasant Fragrance: It emits a sweet scent, enhancing the sensory experience in garden spaces.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The blooms attract bees and other beneficial insects, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Low Maintenance: Once established, it requires minimal care, making it suitable for novice gardeners.
    • Drought Tolerance: This plant can survive in dry conditions once established, reducing the need for frequent watering.
    • Versatility: Suitable for borders, pots, and as a specimen plant, it offers flexibility in landscaping design.
    • Long Flowering Season: The Rosa 'Buttercup' provides extended periods of bloom from late spring to fall.
    • Improved Soil Health: As with many roses, its root system can help improve soil structure and health over time.
    • Cultural Significance: Roses have strong cultural and symbolic meanings, which can add personal or thematic significance to gardens.

  • 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

    • Rosa Buttercup can be used as a natural fabric dye, imparting a delicate yellow hue to textiles.
    • The petals of the rose can be incorporated into paper-making, adding a unique texture and fragrance to the handmade paper.
    • Its strong, aromatic fragrance can be captured in potpourri mixes to naturally scent rooms.
    • Rose hips, the seed-containing fruit of the rose, can be used to make herbal vinegar for cooking or salad dressings.
    • The essential oils extracted from the rose can be used in homemade perfumes or scented candles.
    • Rose petals can be crystallized with egg whites and sugar to create edible decorations for cakes and pastries.
    • Dried rose petals can be used to fill sachets that, when placed in drawers or closets, impart a pleasant scent to linens and clothing.
    • Used as a natural colorant, Rosa Buttercup can tint homemade lip balms or cosmetics.
    • The petals can be included in baths, offering a relaxing and aromatic experience.
    • Rosewater made from the petals can be used as a natural, gentle facial toner.

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: As a rose, the Rosa Buttercup symbolizes love and romantic affection, with its lush, full blooms often associated with deep emotional connections.
    • Beauty: The rose is universally regarded as a symbol of beauty, and the Buttercup variety with its unique color and form is no exception, representing the idea that beauty comes in many variations.
    • Friendship: While red roses are traditional symbols of love, lighter shades like those of the Buttercup can represent friendship and joy in each other's company.
    • Joy: The bright color of the Buttercup rose is evocative of happiness and brings a sense of delight, symbolizing the feeling of joy that can be found in life's little pleasures.
    • New Beginnings: As with many flowers, roses often symbolize new starts and hope, the blooming of a rose like the Buttercup can signify the dawn of a fresh chapter.

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

    English roses, such as the 'Buttercup' variety, require consistent moisture to thrive, especially during their active growing season. Typically, watering deeply once a week with about 1 gallon of water per plant is adequate, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. In particularly hot or dry climates, increase the frequency to twice a week, ensuring that the water penetrates deeply to the roots rather than just wetting the surface. During the winter, reduce watering as the plant's growth slows down. Always avoid watering the foliage directly to minimize the risk of disease; instead, aim the water at the base of the plant.

  • sunLight

    English roses like 'Buttercup' perform best in full sunlight, which means they should receive at least 6 hours of direct sun daily. An ideal spot for these roses would be in an area that gets morning sunlight, as this helps to dry dew from the leaves and reduces the risk of fungal infections. If possible, select a location that avoids intense afternoon heat, which can sometimes stress the plant, especially in hotter zones.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The 'Buttercup' English rose thrives in temperatures that range between 60°F and 70°F but can tolerate extremes from just above freezing, around 33°F, to about 90°F. Once established, they can handle short periods outside of this range but may require protection from frost and excessive heat. Ideal growth is promoted when temperatures stay within the optimal range, especially during the flowering period.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the 'Buttercup' English rose is essential for promoting healthy growth and vibrant blooms. Prune in late winter or early spring when new growth begins, removing dead or diseased wood and opening up the center of the plant for better air circulation. Aim to shape the plant and encourage an open framework of branches. Additionally, deadheading spent flowers throughout the growing season will encourage more blooms.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the Rosa 'Buttercup' should be well-draining and rich in organic matter, ideally with a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0 to 7.0. A mix of loam, compost, and aged manure or a formulated rose-specific potting mix would be suitable.

  • plantRepotting

    Roses like Rosa 'Buttercup' typically do not need to be repotted frequently as they are often planted outdoors. However, if grown in containers, repot every 2-3 years or when they outgrow their current pot.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Rosa 'Buttercup' does well in average outdoor humidity levels and does not require special humidity conditions. Ensuring good air circulation can help prevent disease.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in a sunny spot, water regularly.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, moist, well-drained soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Germination begins when the Rosa 'Buttercup' seeds encounter the right environmental conditions with suitable temperature, moisture, and soil. The seedling stage follows, where the first leaves and root system develop, enabling the plant to photosynthesize and absorb nutrients. This progresses to the vegetative growth phase where the plant develops a strong stem, more leaves, and a robust root system. As the plant matures, it enters the flowering stage, producing characteristic yellow blossoms renowned for their beauty and fragrance. Once pollinated, the flowers develop into fruits called hips, containing seeds for reproduction. Eventually, the plant reaches a dormant phase during colder months, reducing metabolic activity until conditions are favorable for the next growing season, thus continuing its lifecycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Rosa 'Buttercup', commonly known as the English Rose, is typically propagated by softwood cuttings. This method is most successful when performed in late spring or early summer when new growth is green and flexible but not too tender. Cuttings should be 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) long, with several leaves attached. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end is often dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development. The prepared cutting is then inserted into a pot filled with a mixture of porous potting soil and perlite or vermiculite, ensuring that the remaining leaves are above the soil surface. The pot needs to be kept in a well-lit area but out of direct sunlight, and the soil must remain consistently moist until new growth indicates that rooting has occurred.