Irish Hope Rose Rosa Irish Hope = 'Harexclaim' (PBR) (F)

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


Rosa Irish Hope, also known as 'Harexclaim', is a beautiful rose plant that displays distinctive flowers. The blooms are noted for their exquisite coloring, which often features shades of pastel pink with soft creamy undertones that can vary in intensity. The petals are arranged in a classic rosette form, creating a full and lush appearance. Each bloom is composed of multiple layers of petals, which add to their opulent and textured look. The leaves of Rosa Irish Hope are usually a glossy, deep green, providing a striking contrast to the soft colors of the flowers. The foliage is dense and lush, contributing to the overall aesthetic of the plant. Its stems may bear thorns, which is typical of rose plants, offering protection and a natural, wild aspect to the plant. This particular rose may produce flowers with a delightful fragrance that can vary in strength. The scent can add an extra layer of sensory pleasure to gardens or spaces where the Rosa Irish Hope is grown. The plant's elegant appearance and possibly fragrant blossoms make it a favorite for use in ornamental horticulture, cutting gardens, and as a focal point in landscape design. While specific dimensions are to be avoided, overall, the plant possesses a form and structure that is characteristic of rose bushes, with a balanced and pleasing growth habit that supports its blooming display. It may require regular care, such as pruning and deadheading, to maintain its shape and encourage repeat flowering throughout its blooming season.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Irish Hope Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa Irish Hope, Rosa 'Harexclaim'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Roses are generally not considered toxic to humans. Ingesting large quantities of rose petals may cause stomach upset due to the fiber content but is not likely to cause serious harm. It's important to note that roses, like many plants, may be treated with pesticides and other chemicals which can be harmful if ingested, so it's not advisable to eat roses from a garden unless you know they have been grown without toxic substances.

    • To pets

      Roses are not toxic to pets. They are considered non-toxic to dogs, cats, and horses. A pet may experience mild gastrointestinal upset if they ingest a large amount of rose petals, leaves, or stems, but roses are not poisonous to them. However, thorns can cause physical injury if ingested or if they prick the skin, so it is still best to keep roses out of reach to prevent any potential harm or discomfort to your pets.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color

      Creamy white

    • Height

      3 feet [0.91 meters]

    • Spread

      2 feet [0.61 meters]

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Visual Appeal: Rosa Irish Hope provides stunning blooms which enhance the aesthetic of gardens and landscapes.
    • Scent: The plant emits a pleasant fragrance that can perfume an outdoor space.
    • Pollinator Attraction: Flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects that contribute to the health of the ecosystem.
    • Mood Enhancement: The beauty and scent of the roses can contribute to a sense of well-being and relaxation for people who enjoy them.
    • Adaptability: It is suitable for growing in a range of soil types, as long as they are well-draining.
    • Versatility: Can be used in various landscape designs, including beds, borders, and as cut flowers in floral arrangements.
    • Hardiness: This rose variety is bred to be resilient against common rose diseases and pests.
    • Low Maintenance: Once established, it requires relatively low maintenance compared to some other garden plants.
    • Long Blooming Period: Provides flowers over a long season, often from late spring to fall, adding sustained color to the garden.
    • Symbolism: Roses often symbolize love and appreciation, making them an ideal gift for various occasions.

  • 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

    • Perfume Industry: The petals of the rose can be distilled to create rose oil, which is a highly prized ingredient for perfumes and scented products.
    • Culinary Use: Rose petals and rose hips from the rose are edible and can be used in recipes for syrups, jams, and baked goods to add a floral note.
    • Arts and Crafts: Dried rose petals can be incorporated into potpourri mixes, sachets, or used as a natural dye for fabrics or paper.
    • Wedding Decor: Roses are often used in wedding bouquets and arrangements for their beauty and symbolism of love and hope.
    • Religious Ceremonies: Roses have a historical significance in various cultures and can be used in religious ceremonies and offerings.
    • Education: The rose can be used as a teaching tool in horticulture classes to demonstrate plant care, cross-breeding, and maintaining plant health.
    • Flower Arranging: Roses are a popular choice for amateur and professional florists for creating complex and beautiful flower arrangements.
    • Garden Aesthetics: Roses can be used as a focal point in garden design or planted en masse for an impressive display of color and texture.
    • Companion Planting: Roses can be strategically planted alongside other plants that benefit from their presence, serving as an organic pest repellent.
    • Photography Prop: The aesthetic appeal of roses makes them an excellent subject for photographers specializing in nature and botanical themes.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The plant name Rosa Irish Hope is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The plant name Rosa Irish Hope is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Hope: The 'Irish Hope' in its name suggests an association with optimism and the expectation of positive outcomes.
    • Cultural Pride: The reference to 'Irish' in the rose's name can symbolize a connection to Irish heritage and pride in one's cultural identity.
    • Renewal: As a rose, this plant commonly symbolizes new beginnings and the renewal that comes with each season, resonating with the idea of hope.
    • Love and Affection: Roses universally signify love and deep affection, which could extend to the 'Irish Hope' rose as well.
    • Friendship: Different shades of roses represent various aspects of relationships, with lighter tones often symbolizing friendship and warmth.
    • Beauty: The rose inherently represents beauty, reflecting the aesthetic appeal of its form and color.

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

    The Irish Rose should be watered deeply once a week, ensuring that you provide enough water to reach the deep roots, which generally translates to about 1 to 1.5 gallons depending on the size of the plant and the weather conditions. During hot, dry spells, water may be needed twice a week, while in cooler, wetter conditions, watering frequency should be reduced. Always check the soil moisture before watering; if the top 2 inches of soil are dry, it's time to water. Avoid overhead watering to reduce the risk of disease and make sure to water early in the morning to allow foliage to dry out during the day.

  • sunLight

    The Irish Rose thrives best in full sun, meaning the plant should receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. An ideal spot for the rose would be an open garden space unobstructed by trees or buildings where it can bask in the morning sun, which is especially beneficial for drying dew on the leaves to prevent disease.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Irish Roses are hardy and can generally withstand temperatures down to about 20°F but prefer the warmer growing conditions between 65°F and 75°F for optimal growth. They can survive short periods of higher temperatures during summer but need protection from the extreme cold, as temperatures below 20°F can cause damage to the plant.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune the Irish Rose in late winter or early spring, just as the buds start to swell, to promote healthy growth and abundant blooms. Remove dead or damaged wood, thin out crowded areas to improve air circulation, and shape the plant by cutting back about one-third of the previous year's growth. Pruning is typically done annually, but deadheading, the removal of spent flowers, can be done throughout the blooming season to encourage more blooms.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the 'Irish Hope' rose should be well-draining with some organic matter. A mix of one-third peat moss, one-third garden soil, and one-third compost with added perlite for aeration can be ideal. The pH should be slightly acidic to neutral, around 6.0 to 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    'Irish Hope' roses, like other shrub roses, are not commonly repotted as they are usually planted directly in the ground. If grown in containers, they can be repotted every 2 to 3 years to refresh the soil and accommodate root growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Roses like 'Irish Hope' prefer moderate humidity levels. Average humidity between 40-60% is suitable for these roses. Avoid placing them in overly dry or excessively humid environments as this can stress the plant.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright light, moderate watering, and good airflow.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, well-drained soil, and regular watering.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Rose 'Irish Hope' begins its life cycle when a seed germinates or when a rooted cutting starts to grow. As a perennial, it develops a strong root system and woody stems during its first growing season. The plant enters a vegetative stage where leaves and new branches form; followed by the bud stage where flower buds are developed. Blooming occurs during the flowering stage, showcasing the plant's characteristic flowers. After pollination, the plant may produce hips (fruit), completing the reproductive cycle. During the dormant stage in colder climates, plant growth slows significantly or stops, allowing it to survive adverse conditions until the next growing season.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The most popular method of propagation for the Rose 'Irish Hope' is through cuttings. This involves selecting a healthy, disease-free stem from the mature plant during the late spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing. The chosen stem should be about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) long and contain several sets of leaves. A clean cut is made just below a leaf node, and the lower leaves are removed. The cut end can be dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development before being placed in a well-draining soil mix. The cutting should be kept in a warm, humid environment, like inside a makeshift greenhouse created with a plastic bag, to retain moisture without allowing the leaves to stay wet, which can lead to rot. It often takes several weeks for roots to form, after which the new plant can slowly acclimate to less humid conditions before being planted in its permanent location.