English Rose Rosa Eglantyne = 'Ausmak' (PBR) (S)

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


Rosa Eglantyne, also known as the English Rose, is a particularly charming plant with a striking appearance. Its flowers are the standout feature, characterized by soft pink petals that form a classic cup-shaped blossom. These petals are delicate and numerous, contributing to the flower's overall lush and romantic look. The blooms often appear to gently nod as they sit atop the dark green foliage, which provides a sumptuous backdrop to the soft pinks of the petals. The leaves themselves are glossy and leathery in texture, lending a robust and healthy green contrast to the gentle hues of the blooms. Borne in clusters, the flowers emit a strong and delightful fragrance, which is often described as being reminiscent of old rose scents, mixed with a hint of myrrh. This scent makes the plant not just a visual attraction but also an olfactory pleasure. The thorns on the stems are there as a reminder that, despite its delicate flowers and beautiful scent, one must approach the rose with a degree of care. The growth habit of the English Rose brings to mind a traditional rose bush, with its branching structure supporting the weight of the flowers and contributing to the plant’s overall poise and grace. Overall, its elegant form and charming flowers make Rosa Eglantyne a sought-after addition to gardens and landscapes, where it is admired for its classic beauty and enchanting presence.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Eglantyne Rose, English Rose Eglantyne

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Ausmak' (PBR) (S).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Rosa Eglantyne, commonly known as the English Rose 'Eglantyne', is not considered toxic to humans. There are no well-documented symptoms of poisoning because the English Rose is generally recognized as safe. Ingesting any part of this plant is unlikely to result in serious consequences. However, as with any non-food plant, individual allergies and reactions can occur, so it is not advisable to eat the plant.

    • To pets

      The English Rose 'Eglantyne' does not contain toxic principles that are harmful to pets. It is not known to cause any significant symptoms of poisoning in animals if ingested. Generally, pets can coexist safely with this plant in their environment. Nonetheless, to avoid the risk of stomach upset or an unexpected allergic reaction, it is best to prevent pets from ingesting plants that are not part of their intended diet.

  • 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: Rosa 'Eglantyne' offers beautiful, delicate pink blooms that can enhance the visual appeal of any garden or landscape setting.
    • Fragrance: The flowers emit a strong, pleasing fragrance that can enliven garden spaces and also be used for making perfumes or scented products.
    • Pollinator attraction: Roses like Rosa 'Eglantyne' attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, supporting local ecosystems and biodiversity.
    • Long blooming period: This plant has a long flowering season, providing color and interest in the garden for an extended period.
    • Cutting garden suitability: The blossoms are suitable for cutting and creating floral arrangements, adding personal and decorative value.
    • Disease resistance: Rosa 'Eglantyne' has been bred for improved disease resistance, making it easier to care for and maintain a healthy plant.
    • Versatility in landscaping: This rose can be planted in mixed borders, rose gardens, or containers, offering flexibility in landscaping design.

  • 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

    • Artistic inspiration: The intricate petals and soft color of the English Rose can inspire artists and be used as a subject in paintings, drawings, and photography.
    • Natural dye: The petals of the English Rose can be used to create natural dyes for fabric, yarn, or paper, adding a delicate pink hue to materials.
    • Educational tool: The rose plant can be utilized in educational settings to teach students about botany, plant biology, and the cultivation of flowers.
    • Floral water: Petals of the English Rose can be distilled to create a floral-scented water that can be used in homemade cosmetics or as a light fragrance.
    • Wedding decor: Roses can be used in various aspects of wedding decor, from table centerpieces to bridal bouquets, adding elegance and classic beauty to the celebration.
    • Garden design: English Roses serve as excellent focus plants in garden design, creating a centerpiece around which other plants can be arranged.
    • Perfumery: The English Rose's scent can be used in the craft of perfumery to create luxurious and classic fragrances.
    • Ceremonial uses: Roses often play a role in ceremonies and important events, symbolizing love and beauty, and can be used for decoration or as part of rituals.
    • Horticultural therapy: Gardening, including tending to roses, is often used as a form of therapy to improve mental health and physical well-being.
    • Floral crafts: The blooms and buds of the English Rose can be used in making potpourri, floral arrangements, or wreaths for home decoration.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is used in Feng Shui to attract love and create a calming, positive atmosphere in the home or garden. It’s recommended to place pink roses in the southwest area of the space to enhance romantic relationships or in the living room to promote a sense of peace and harmony.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: The rose is universally recognized as a symbol of love, passion, and romance, often associated with the goddess Aphrodite or Venus in mythology.
    • Beauty: Roses are admired for their intricate form and beauty, symbolizing aesthetic and physical attractiveness.
    • Honor: Roses, particularly in heraldic traditions, have symbolized honor and devotion, often used to denote noble deeds or royalty.
    • Secrecy: The term "sub rosa" (under the rose) indicates confidentiality, stemming from a custom of hanging a rose over a meeting place to suggest that matters discussed are private.
    • Balance: With its harmonious petals, the rose signifies balance, representing the harmony found in life's dual aspects, like joy and pain.
    • Purity: A white rose especially denotes purity, innocence, and spiritual love, transcending the physical.
    • Timelessness: As a perennial flower, roses embody the notion of cycles and the eternal nature of the soul and love.

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

    English Roses like Rosa Eglantyne require consistent moisture to thrive, especially during their first growing season to establish deep roots. Water the plant deeply once a week, providing about 1 to 1.5 gallons for each plant, depending on the weather and soil conditions. During hot, dry spells, the frequency may increase to twice a week. Avoid overhead watering to prevent disease, and aim for the water to reach the roots by using a soaker hose or watering at the base of the plant. In the colder months, reduce the watering frequency as plant and soil moisture requirements decrease.

  • sunLight

    English Roses such as Rosa Eglantyne grow best in full sun, which means they should receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Planting in a location that offers morning sun is particularly beneficial because it helps dry the dew on the leaves, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. Avoid deep shade as it can lead to poor blooming and a decline in plant health.

  • thermometerTemperature

    English Roses like Rosa Eglantyne prefer temperate climates and are hardy in a wide range of conditions. They can typically handle temperatures as low as 0°F and as high as 90°F, but they grow best within the range of 55°F to 75°F. Protect the roses from extreme heat with appropriate shading or mulching and from severe winter cold by providing a layer of mulch or other protection around the base of the plant.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Rosa Eglantyne, an English Rose, because it encourages healthy growth, improved air circulation, and better flowering. Prune in late winter or early spring when new growth begins—typically cutting back by about one-third to one-half of the previous year's growth. Remove dead, damaged, or diseased wood, and open up the center of the shrub to light and air. After blooming, deadhead spent flowers to promote continuous blooming throughout the season.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The English Rose 'Eglantyne' thrives in loamy, well-drained soil enriched with organic matter; a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0 is ideal. A mix of two-thirds loam and one-third aged compost or manure is excellent, with added bone meal for phosphorus.

  • plantRepotting

    English Roses like 'Eglantyne' planted in containers may need repotting every 2 to 3 years; spring is the best time to do this.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    'Eglantyne' prefers average garden humidity levels; they do not require special humidity conditions, consistent with typical outdoor environments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, ample airflow, and room to grow.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, fertile soil, water deeply but infrequently.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life of Eglantyne Rose, or Rosa 'Ausmak', begins with germination from a seed or more commonly from propagation using cuttings or grafting. The plant then enters a vegetative growth phase, developing roots, stems, and leaves as it matures. Flower buds form and the rose transitions to the blooming stage, producing fragrant, soft pink flowers, typically from late spring to frost. After pollination, which is often assisted by insects, the flowers will develop into hips (fruit) containing seeds. In the dormant phase during colder months, growth slows or halts and the plant conserves energy. Finally, the Eglantyne Rose reenters the vegetative phase in the next growing season, continuing the cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Rosa Eglantyne, often referred to as the English Rose, is commonly propagated by softwood cuttings. This method is usually done in late spring or early summer when new growth is soft and green. Cuttings should be about 4 to 6 inches (10-15 cm) long and include a couple of leaves. They need to be cut just below a leaf node, as this is where the rooting hormone will be most effective in encouraging new root development. The bottom leaves are removed and the cut end is dipped in rooting hormone powder before being placed in a well-draining potting mix. It's important to keep the cuttings moist and to provide a high humidity environment, which can be easily done by covering them with a plastic bag or placing them in a propagator. After a few weeks to months, when roots are established, the new plants can be potted on or planted out.