Lady Emma Hamilton Rose Rosa Lady Emma Hamilton = 'Ausbrother' (PBR) (S)

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


The Rosa Lady Emma Hamilton, a strikingly beautiful rose variety, is widely appreciated for its distinctive color and fragrance. This rose exudes an old-world charm with its densely petaled flowers that boast an attractive, deeply cupped shape. Its blooms present a captivating blend of colors. Initially, the buds exhibit tinges of orange-red and yellow, which unfurl to reveal flowers that combine rich, exotic tangerine orange with hints of yellow on the petal undersides. Apart from the mesmerizing colors, this rose is also renowned for its intense and delightful fragrance. The scent is a complex mixture of fruity notes, with elements of pear, grape, and citrus, underscored by a subtle earthiness that adds depth to the overall aromatic profile. The foliage of Rosa Lady Emma Hamilton is equally appealing, consisting of dark green leaves with a matte finish that serves as a perfect backdrop for the vibrant blossoms. This medium-sized shrub bears a bushy habitat, creating an alluring display of color and texture, particularly when the plant is covered in blooms. The striking contrast between the warm-toned flowers and lush green leaves makes this rose a standout addition to any garden setting. While this plant is a visual spectacle during its flowering season, it also carries an air of classic elegance year-round with its robust and healthy foliage. Gardeners often praise this rose for both its aesthetic appeal and the sensory experience it provides through its captivating perfume.

Plant Info
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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Lady Emma Hamilton.

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Ausbrother'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The English rose (most common name for Rosa 'Lady Emma Hamilton') is not considered to be toxic to humans. Roses are not known for having poisonous compounds that would cause harm if ingested in small quantities. However, it's not recommended to eat roses or any plant parts not typically meant for consumption, as they can cause mild stomach upset due to the fibrous plant material and natural plant chemicals not accustomed to human digestion.

    • To pets

      The English rose is not considered to be significantly toxic to pets either. Like with humans, roses don’t contain substances that are highly toxic to cats, dogs, or other household pets. However, if a pet were to ingest a large amount of rose plant material, especially the thorny stems, it could lead to gastrointestinal upset or physical injury due to the thorns. Small amounts, such as a pet nibbling on the petals, are unlikely to cause more than mild transient digestive discomfort.

  • 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: Lady Emma Hamilton rose is known for its stunning orange-red flowers with a strong, fruity fragrance, adding aesthetic appeal to gardens.
    • Disease Resistance: This variety has been bred for improved resistance to common rose diseases, such as rust and blackspot, minimizing maintenance.
    • Repeat Flowering: Lady Emma Hamilton is a repeat-flowering rose, providing a long season of blooms from late spring to fall.
    • Wildlife Friendly: The flowers can attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Versatility: Suitable for a variety of garden settings, including borders, containers, and rose gardens.
    • Compact Growth: With a smaller, manageable size, it is ideal for those with limited space who still want to enjoy the beauty of roses.

  • 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

    • Rose Hip Syrup: The hips of the Rosa 'Lady Emma Hamilton' can be used to make a vitamin-C rich syrup that is traditionally used as a flavoring in foods and beverages.
    • Natural Dye: Petals from the Rosa 'Lady Emma Hamilton' can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics, providing a sustainable alternative to synthetic colors.
    • Culinary Decoration: The vibrant petals of the rose can be used as an elegant garnish for cakes and pastries, adding a touch of color and sophistication to desserts.
    • Scented Drawer Liners: Dried petals and leaves can be placed in drawers or closets to impart a pleasant fragrance to linens and clothing.
    • Homemade Potpourri: Combined with other dried flowers and spices, the petals of this rose can be used to create a homemade potpourri that naturally scents the home.
    • Floral Bath Soaks: Petals can be mixed with salts and essential oils to create luxurious bath soaks that offer a relaxing and aromatic experience.
    • Flavoring for Jams and Jellies: Petals can be infused in jams or jellies to add a subtle floral flavor to these homemade preserves.
    • Artistic Inspiration: The striking appearance of the Rosa 'Lady Emma Hamilton' can serve as a muse for artists, inspiring paintings, drawings, or textile designs.
    • Rose Water: Petals can be distilled to create rose water, which is often used in gourmet cooking or as a natural facial toner for its astringent properties.
    • Educational Tool: The rose can be used in schools or educational workshops to teach students about plant biology, cultivation, and the importance of biodiversity.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is traditionally associated with attracting love and creating a romantic atmosphere. In Feng Shui, it can be used in the Southwest area of a garden or a home to enhance love and marriage luck. It is important to keep the roses healthy and remove any dead blooms to ensure the flow of positive energy.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As a member of the rose family, the Lady Emma Hamilton rose is often associated with love and affection, reflecting deep emotion and romantic connections.
    • Beauty: The exquisite form and vibrant color of this rose symbolize beauty and elegance, often used to admire someone's grace and aesthetic appeal.
    • Passion: The intense orange-red hue of the Lady Emma Hamilton rose evokes a sense of passion and strong feelings, representative of fervent emotional states.
    • Mystery: This particular rose variety, with its unique color and fragrance, may also symbolize mystery, hinting at secrets or the unknown.
    • Joy: The rose has been a symbol of joy and happiness, and its bright, warm colors can lift spirits and indicate delight.
    • Inspiration: Owing to its namesake, Lady Emma Hamilton, who was known for her magnetic personality, this rose can represent inspiration and admiration for someone's qualities or achievements.

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

    The Lady Emma Hamilton rose should be watered deeply and infrequently, aiming for about 1 to 1.5 gallons per plant each week during the growing season. It's preferable to water in the morning to allow the foliage to dry before evening, reducing the risk of disease. During hot weather, you may need to water twice a week, while in cooler weather, once a week can suffice. Ensure the water reaches the root zone by watering at the base of the plant, avoiding wetting the foliage. In the winter, reduce watering as the plant's water needs decrease.

  • sunLight

    Lady Emma Hamilton roses thrive in full sun, which means they should receive at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. The best spot for these roses would be an area with morning sun and some partial shade during the hottest part of the afternoon, although they can tolerate full-day sun if acclimatized. Ensure they are planted or positioned away from shadows cast by larger trees or buildings to optimize their light exposure.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Lady Emma Hamilton roses grow best in temperatures between 55°F and 85°F. They can survive short periods of colder weather down to about 20°F but should be protected from frost to prevent damage. The ideal temperature range is from 60°F to 75°F for optimal growth and flowering. It's crucial to provide winter protection if temperatures regularly drop below the survival threshold.

  • scissorsPruning

    Lady Emma Hamilton roses should be pruned to maintain their shape, encourage air circulation, and promote abundant flowering. Prune in late winter or early spring, removing dead or damaged wood and cutting back about a third of the older stems to encourage new growth. It's also beneficial to thin out any crowded areas. The best time for heavy pruning is when the plant is still dormant but just about to break into new growth, typically in late winter or early spring.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Lady Emma Hamilton rose thrives in well-drained loamy soil enriched with organic matter. The best soil mix should contain two parts loam, one part peat moss or compost, and one part aged manure or another organic fertilizer to ensure proper nutrition. The soil pH should be slightly acidic to neutral, ranging from around 6.0 to 7.0. Mulching annually with organic material helps to maintain soil health and moisture balance.

  • plantRepotting

    Lady Emma Hamilton roses, being garden roses, are typically not repotted as they are planted directly in the garden. However, if grown in containers, they should be repotted every 2 to 3 years. When repotting, use the opportunity to refresh the soil mix to ensure continued healthy growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Lady Emma Hamilton roses prefer outdoor conditions with natural airflow and do not require specific humidity levels. However, they benefit from a moderate humidity environment that mimics their natural outdoor growing conditions. Excessive humidity should be avoided as it can promote fungal diseases.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure ample light, water well, and keep in a cool room.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, well-draining soil, provide space for air.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Lady Emma Hamilton rose begins its life cycle when a seed germinates or more commonly when a grafted cutting takes root in soil. It progresses into a vegetative stage where it develops a strong root system, stems, and foliage. Following this, the rose enters the flowering stage, typically in late spring to early summer, producing vibrant, fragrant blooms that may continue into the fall. After pollination, some roses may produce hips (seed pods), which can mature over the autumn months. During winter, the rose will enter a dormant phase, especially in colder climates, conserving energy and minimizing growth. With the return of warmer weather in spring, the cycle repeats, with new growth and another cycle of flowering.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Rosa 'Lady Emma Hamilton' or 'Ausbrother', which is a popular rose variety, is typically propagated through the process of softwood cuttings. This method is commonly carried out in late spring to early summer when the plant's new growth is mature enough to be firm but still pliable. A cutting of about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) is taken just below a node using sharp, sterilized pruning shears. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end is dipped in rooting hormone before being inserted into a well-draining soil mix. The cutting is then kept under high humidity and indirect light until roots develop, a process that may take several weeks. Once rooted, the new rose plant is gradually acclimated to less humid conditions and eventually can be planted out in the garden.