English Rose Rosa English Garden = 'Ausbuff' (S)

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


The Rosa English Garden, often referred to as an English Rose, presents a traditionally romantic and charming appearance that is well-loved in many gardens. This variety, with the official designation 'Ausbuff' (S), boasts a captivating display of blooms. The flowers of the English Rose are particularly noted for their exceptional beauty, often characterized by a densely packed array of delicate petals that swirl inward to create a classic rosette shape. The petals exhibit a soft, creamy hue that can have hints of blush or peach, lending the flower a warm and inviting look. The roses exude an enchanting fragrance that is as delightful as their appearance. This scent usually combines a mix of old rose fragrance with fruity notes, which is a hallmark of many English Rose varieties. The foliage that accompanies these stunning blooms is typically lush and green, forming an attractive backdrop that further highlights the flowers. The leaves can have a glossy sheen to them, adding to the plant's overall vitality and allure. As for its growth habit, the English Rose is known to form a bushy and well-branched structure. This growth supports the production of multiple flowers, creating an abundant and continuous display of blossoms throughout their blooming season. The plant's ability to produce such a profusion of flowers is one of the many reasons it is favored by gardeners and rose enthusiasts alike. Overall, the appearance of the Rosa English Garden 'Ausbuff' (S) is one of classic beauty, reminiscent of traditional English cottage gardens where roses take center stage, evoking a sense of timeless elegance and charm.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      English Garden Rose, Austin Rose, English Rose, David Austin Rose.

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Ausbuff'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant commonly known as the English Garden Rose is not considered toxic to humans. In general, roses are not poisonous plants and there are no severe consequences associated with ingesting parts of this plant. However, care should be taken to avoid the sharp thorns when handling roses to prevent physical injury.

    • To pets

      Similar to humans, the English Garden Rose is not considered toxic to pets. Ingesting parts of this plant is unlikely to cause poisoning in pets. Nonetheless, as with humans, it's important to be cautious of the thorns, which can cause injury to pets if they attempt to chew on the plant.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      4 feet (1.22 meters)

    • Spread

      4 feet (1.22 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: The Rosa 'English Garden' (Ausbuff) offers a classic and elegant look with its full, traditionally-shaped roses, enhancing the beauty of any garden.
    • Fragrance: This variety is known for its delightful fragrance, contributing to a sensory garden experience.
    • Pollinator Attraction: The flowers attract bees and other pollinators, supporting local ecosystems and biodiversity.
    • Durability: Renowned for its hardiness, the 'English Garden' rose is disease-resistant, making it a reliable choice for gardeners.
    • Long Blooming Season: It often has a generous bloom period that extends through the growing season, offering prolonged visual interest.
    • Versatility: Suitable for borders, flower beds, and as a specimen plant, it offers versatility in garden design.
    • Cut Flowers: The stems and blooms are ideal for creating bouquets and floral arrangements, allowing enjoyment indoors as well.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • Anti-inflammatory: The petals of the rose may contain compounds that have an anti-inflammatory effect.
    • Antioxidant: Rose petals and hips are known to be rich in antioxidants, which can help protect cells from damage.
    • Antibacterial: Some studies suggest that rose extracts may have antibacterial properties against certain strains of bacteria.
    • Antidepressant: The fragrance of roses is often used in aromatherapy and is believed to have mood-lifting properties.
    • Skin health: Rose oil and water are traditional remedies for soothing irritated skin and improving complexion.
    • Vitamin C source: Rose hips, the fruit of the rose plant, are high in vitamin C which is essential for immune system function.
    • Menstrual pain relief: Rose tea has been traditionally used to alleviate menstrual pain.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Culinary Garnish: Rose petals can be candied or used fresh to decorate cakes and desserts, adding a touch of elegance and a subtle floral flavor.
    • Natural Fabric Dye: Petals of roses can be boiled to create a natural dye for fabrics, producing a range of colors from soft pinks to rich purples depending on the concentration and fabric type.
    • Bath Additive: Whole rose buds or petals can be added to bathwater for a luxurious, fragrant soaking experience. They are known for their soothing properties and provide a spa-like atmosphere.
    • Floral Water: Rosewater, made by distilling rose petals, is used for its fragrance and can serve as a natural toner or a refreshing face mist.
    • Potpourri: Dried rose petals are a classic ingredient in potpourri mixes, imparting a long-lasting scent and adding a touch of color to the mix.
    • Bookmark Embellishment: Dried rose petals can be laminated or pressed within the pages of a book, creating a beautiful and personalized bookmark.
    • Natural Confetti: Biodegradable and more environmentally friendly than paper or plastic, dried rose petals can be tossed at celebrations such as weddings instead of traditional confetti.
    • Aromatherapy: Dried roses can be included in sachets or pouches to provide a calming scent that promotes relaxation and stress reduction when placed under a pillow or around the home.
    • Artistic Medium: Rose petals can be used in creative artworks, such as pressed flower projects, or as a medium in resin art jewelry or decorations.
    • Decorative Ice Cubes: Frozen into ice cubes, small rose petals can add a floral touch to drinks and cocktails, making them particularly appealing for special occasions.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Rose, as a symbol of love and harmony, can be used in Feng Shui to enhance relationship luck. Placing rose bushes in the Southwest corner of a garden is believed to attract love and romance, while in a living space, displaying a bouquet of roses can promote a loving and peaceful atmosphere.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: Traditionally, the rose is a symbol of deep love and affection. Often associated with romantic love, an English Garden Rose would be a perfect expression for someone deeply in love.
    • Beauty: With their classic form and enchanting fragrances, English Garden Roses represent beauty and perfection, appreciated in cultures around the world.
    • Honor: Due to their timeless elegance, English Garden Roses are often associated with honor and reverence, making them suitable for ceremonial occasions.
    • Devotion: The rose's enduring nature is emblematic of unwavering devotion, whether in friendship, family or romantic relationships.
    • Mystery or Secrecy: Historically, roses have been a symbol for secrecy. The term "sub rosa" (under the rose) denotes confidentiality — a rose hung overhead meant that whatever was said under it was meant to be kept confidential.

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

    The 'English Garden' rose should be watered deeply but infrequently to encourage strong root growth, aiming for about 1 inch of water per week, which translates to approximately 0.6 gallons for each plant. During the growing season, it's essential to water the roses at least once a week, but in times of intense heat or drought, they may require watering two to three times a week. The most effective method is to use a soaker hose or drip irrigation to apply water directly to the base, avoiding wetting the foliage, which can lead to fungal diseases. In cooler weather or when rainfall is abundant, reduce the frequency to prevent overwatering. Always check the soil moisture before watering; if the top 2 inches of the soil are dry, it is time to water.

  • sunLight

    'English Garden' roses thrive best in full sunlight, meaning they require at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sun each day. The ideal spot would be one where they receive morning sun, which dries the dew on the leaves and helps prevent diseases. However, in very hot climates, they can benefit from light afternoon shade to protect from the harsh late-day sun.

  • thermometerTemperature

    'English Garden' roses are best suited to temperatures between 32°F and 90°F and should not be exposed to temperatures below 20°F to prevent cold damage. They flourish in the typical garden temperature range, with the spring and summer months providing ideal growing conditions. While they can withstand a wide range of temperatures, roses generally prefer a more moderate climate.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune 'English Garden' roses in late winter or early spring to shape the plant, remove dead or diseased wood, and promote vigorous growth. Pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, just before new growth starts, typically when temperatures are consistently above freezing. It's recommended to prune annually, cutting back canes by about one-third to one-half their length, making the cuts at a 45-degree angle just above a bud facing outward.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    English Roses, such as 'Ausbuff' (S), thrive best in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter. A soil mix consisting of two parts garden soil, one part compost, and one part coarse sand or perlite is ideal. The soil pH should be slightly acidic to neutral, ranging from 6.0 to 7.0, to optimize nutrient availability and support healthy growth.

  • plantRepotting

    English Roses like 'Ausbuff' (S) are typically grown in the ground and do not require repotting. However, if grown in containers, repotting may be necessary every 2 to 3 years to refresh the soil and allow for root growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    English Roses, including the 'Ausbuff' (S), prefer moderate humidity. Aim for a relative humidity level of 40-60% around the plant, which is generally satisfied by outdoor conditions.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Keep English Roses in sunny spots and rotate regularly.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in well-drained soil; full sun; prune annually.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Rosa 'English Garden' or Rosa 'Ausbuff' begins its life cycle when a seed germinates in soil with sufficient moisture, warmth, and light conditions. The seedling emerges and develops into a young plant with a set of true leaves, after which it continues to grow and mature through photosynthesis and nutrient uptake from the soil. As it becomes an established shrub, it develops a sturdy root system and woody stems, and it begins the process of producing buds. These buds bloom into the characteristic fragrant flowers of the rose in late spring to early summer, attracting pollinators for sexual reproduction. After pollination, the flowers develop into hips (fruit) that contain seeds, which can be dispersed to give life to new plants if the conditions are favorable. In the dormant season, typically winter, the plant's growth slows down or stops temporarily, conserving energy until the cycle restarts with the return of warmer weather in spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The most popular method of propagating the English Garden Rose, known as 'Ausbuff' (S), is through softwood cuttings. This is typically done in late spring or early summer when the new growth is still soft and flexible. You'll want to select a healthy stem with a few leaves but no flowers, cutting it to about 6 inches (15 centimeters) in length. The cut end should be dipped in rooting hormone to encourage rooting and then planted in a mix of potting soil and perlite or sand to ensure good drainage. The cutting needs to be kept moist and in a warm environment with indirect light. To provide a humidity-rich microclimate, covering the cutting with a plastic bag may be beneficial. Roots generally begin to form within several weeks, after which the new plant can eventually be transplanted outdoors.