Claire Austin Rose Rosa Claire Austin = 'Ausprior' (PBR) (Cl)

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


The Claire Austin Rose is a plant that exhibits a delicate yet sophisticated beauty in its appearance. This rose variety displays a profusion of blooms, each with an intricate arrangement of petals that emanate from the center in a soft spiraling pattern. The petals themselves are a creamy white, imbued with hints of pale yellow at the base, giving the flowers a warm, inviting candescence. As the flowers open from their elegant, bud form, they reveal numerous petals configuring a full, cupped shape. This lends the blooms a sense of depth and density, as well as a classic romantic charm. The rose's petals have a velvety texture, which further adds to the luxurious feel of the plant. A distinguishing feature of the Claire Austin Rose is the lovely fragrance that it emanates. This aroma is a sweet and complex blend, with hints of myrrh, vanilla, and a subtle undertone of meadow flowers, which fills the air around the plant, creating an intoxicating sensory experience for anyone nearby. The foliage of the Claire Austin Rose contrasts the creamy shades of the flowers, with dark green, glossy leaves that offer a lush backdrop for the display of blooms. These leaves not only complement the flowers but also contribute to the overall aesthetic by creating a verdant frame that highlights the pure beauty of the blossoms. The Claire Austin Rose grows upright, with an elegantly arching habit that allows the blooms to nod gracefully on their stems. The plant's structure and the placement of the flowers make it an attractive addition to gardens, where it can add height and form to floral arrangements both in the ground and as cut flowers for vases. Overall, the Claire Austin Rose is a plant that exudes charm and elegance, making it a cherished variety among garden enthusiasts and rose aficionados alike.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Claire Austin Rose, English Climbing Rose.

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Ausprior'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Rosa 'Claire Austin', commonly referred to as English Rose, is not considered toxic to humans. However, like many plants, ingesting large quantities of rose parts could potentially cause an upset stomach due to the fibrous plant material. Roses are not associated with severe toxicity and are generally recognized as safe.

    • To pets

      The Rosa 'Claire Austin', commonly known as English Rose, is not considered toxic to pets such as dogs and cats. Pets may experience mild gastrointestinal upset if they consume a significant amount of rose material, but roses are not known to cause serious poisoning in pets. However, thorns can cause physical injury if not careful.

  • 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

    • Attractive Blooms: Produces beautiful, creamy-white flowers with a strong and pleasant fragrance, adding aesthetic appeal to gardens.
    • Repeat Flowering: Exhibits a repeat-flowering nature, providing a display of blooms throughout the growing season.
    • Disease Resistance: Shows good resistance to common rose diseases such as rust and powdery mildew, requiring less maintenance.
    • Landscape Versatility: Can be used in a variety of garden settings including beds, borders, and as a specimen plant, due to its upright and bushy habit.
    • Wildlife Friendly: Attracts beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity of the garden.
    • Cut Flower Use: Suitable for cutting and enjoying indoors thanks to its strong stems and long vase life.

  • 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

    • Printmaking: The petals of roses can be used in printmaking processes, where their natural dyes can create beautiful, organic designs and patterns on paper.
    • Natural confetti: Dried rose petals can serve as a biodegradable alternative to traditional paper confetti at celebrations such as weddings and parties.
    • Floral baths: Rose petals can be added to baths for a luxurious experience, providing a natural fragrance and a sense of relaxation.
    • Scented sachets: The petals and buds of roses can be dried and placed in small pouches to freshen up drawers, wardrobes, or even cars.
    • Culinary decoration: Edible rose petals can be used to decorate cakes, desserts, and cocktails, adding a touch of elegance and color.
    • Artisanal paper: Rose petals can be incorporated into handmade paper, giving it texture, color, and a unique look.
    • Candle making: Rose petals can be embedded into candles to enhance their aesthetic appeal and to give a subtle fragrance when the candle is burned.
    • Homemade syrups: Rose petals can be boiled with sugar and water to create a syrup that can be used in various culinary applications or as a natural sweetener for drinks.
    • Natural dye: The petals of roses can be used to create natural dyes for textiles, yarns, and other materials.
    • Fragrant bookmarks: Dried rose petals can be laminated inside clear bookmarks to make reading a more aromatic experience.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose, in Feng Shui, is commonly associated with love and romance. To harness this energy, you might place rose bushes in the Southwest area of your garden or home, as this area is connected to love and relationships according to the Bagua map. Choose healthy and vibrant rose bushes to foster a flourishing love life or to attract love and partnership into your life. Avoid placing roses with thorns in areas with a lot of traffic to prevent the flow of negative energy.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As with many roses, the 'Ausprior' variety symbolizes love and affection, making it a popular choice for romantic gestures and occasions such as anniversaries and Valentine's Day.
    • Beauty: Roses are widely regarded as a symbol of beauty due to their elegant form and captivating fragrance, representing the appreciation of beauty in all its forms.
    • Purity: The gentle and subtle colors of the 'Ausprior' rose often represent purity and innocence, which is why roses are commonly included in wedding bouquets and ceremonies.
    • Honor: Roses, including the 'Ausprior' variety, also symbolize honor and respect. They are sometimes given to show admiration for someone's achievements or noble qualities.
    • Secret or Confidentiality: Historically, roses were used to signify secrecy or confidentiality, with the term "sub rosa" (under the rose) indicating that all spoken within its presence was to be kept confidential.
    • Passion: The deep, rich color of some roses conveys a sense of passion and intense emotion, which is often associated with romantic love.

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

    The English Rose 'Claire Austin', as with other roses, prefers consistent soil moisture but is not tolerant of waterlogging. Ideally, water once a week with about 1 to 1.5 gallons of water per plant, ensuring it seeps deeply into the soil which encourages deeper root growth. During hot or dry weather, watering frequency should increase to twice a week. The best method is to water at the base of the plant early in the morning, avoiding wetting the foliage which can lead to fungal diseases. During the winter months, reduce watering since the plant will be dormant and will require less water.

  • sunLight

    The 'Claire Austin' rose thrives in full sun, which means it requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Planting it in a spot that receives morning sun is ideal as this allows the foliage to dry quickly, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. Partial shade is acceptable, especially in the afternoon in hot climates, but too much shade can lead to sparser blooms and weaker growth.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The 'Claire Austin' rose typically can survive temperature ranges from about 20°F to over 95°F but thrives best when the temperature is between 65°F and 75°F. Harsh winter conditions below 20°F may require protective measures such as mulching around the base of the plant, while extreme heat above 95°F may necessitate additional shading and watering to keep the rose healthy.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the 'Claire Austin' rose is vital for maintaining its shape, encouraging healthy growth, and improving air circulation. The best time to prune is in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead or diseased wood, inward-facing branches, and thin out the center to open it up yearly. Prune to shape the plant and to remove spent blooms throughout the growing season to encourage reblooming.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    English Roses like Rosa 'Claire Austin' prefer well-draining loamy soil enriched with organic matter. A mix containing one-third each of garden soil, compost, and sharp sand will provide an ideal environment. The pH level should be between 6.0 and 7.0 for optimal growth and flower production.

  • plantRepotting

    English Roses such as Rosa 'Claire Austin' do not require frequent repotting as they are typically grown outdoors. However, if grown in containers, repotting may be needed every 2 to 3 years to replenish soil nutrients and to accommodate root growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    English Roses, including Rosa 'Claire Austin', thrive in average outdoor humidity levels. They do not have specific humidity requirements, but they do need good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases. It's best to avoid very high humidity environments which can promote diseases like black spot and powdery mildew.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright, indirect light, and good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sun, prune yearly, and mulch well.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Claire Austin Rose ('Ausprior') starts with seed germination, where the plant begins as a seed planted either by a gardener or naturally distributed and takes root in well-drained soil with adequate sunlight and moisture. Following germination, the seedling emerges and develops into a young plant with tender stems and leaves, entering the vegetative stage where it focuses on growth and leaf production. As it matures, the plant enters the budding phase, where flower buds form at the tips of new growth; environmental conditions such as light, temperature, and water supply affect this timing. The blossoming stage follows, where the buds unfurl to reveal the creamy white, fragrant blooms characteristic of the Claire Austin Rose, attracting pollinators for reproduction. After pollination, the flowers may develop into rose hips (fruit), containing seeds for the next generation, although cultivars like Claire Austin are often propagated by cuttings rather than seeds. Eventually, the plant enters a period of dormancy, especially in colder climates, where growth slows or stops temporarily before the cycle begins anew in the next growing season.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • Rosa Claire Austin, commonly known as 'Ausprior', can be propagated effectively through cuttings, which is the most popular method for this variety. The best time to take cuttings is in late summer to early fall, as this allows for a period of active growth before the plant becomes dormant in winter. To propagate by cuttings, select healthy, non-flowering stems and make a cut about 6 inches (15 centimeters) in length, just below a leaf node. Remove the leaves from the lower half of the cutting and dip the cut end into rooting hormone to encourage root growth. Plant the cutting in a pot filled with a mix of half peat and half perlite, ensuring that a couple of nodes are buried in the substrate. Water the cutting well and place it in a bright, indirectly lit area until roots have developed, which can take several weeks. Covering the cutting with a plastic bag can help to maintain humidity, which is crucial for successful rooting.