Lady of Shalott Rose Rosa Lady of Shalott = 'Ausnyson' (PBR) (S)

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


Rosa Lady of Shalott showcases a captivating display of colorful blooms from early summer until the first frosts. The flowers are particularly noteworthy, with a warm, rich apricot hue that transitions to a paler shade on the outer edges of the petals. These fully double flowers are packed with numerous petals that create a charmingly ruffled appearance, imparting a sense of lushness and romance. The petals have a delicate texture, yet the blooms are resilient in their abundant clusters. As the flowers mature, their centers become more visible, revealing a lovely arrangement of stamens that add to their visual interest. The plant itself is adorned with glossy, green foliage that provides a perfect backdrop for the vibrant flowers. The leaves are broad and contribute to the overall lush look of the shrub. The scent of the Rosa Lady of Shalott is just as luxurious as its appearance, emitting a warm and complex fragrance with hints of spiced apple and cloves, which can perfume a garden or outdoor area, making it as attractive to the sense of smell as it is to the eye. Overall, the display of continuous blooms throughout its flowering season creates a stunning spectacle in any garden, bringing both color and aromatic delight to its surroundings.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Lady of Shalott Rose, Shalott Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Ausnyson'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Lady of Shalott rose is not known to be poisonous to humans. It is generally considered safe, and there are no well-documented cases of toxicity from ingesting parts of this plant. However, it is important to note that eating any non-food plant carries potential risks, and such actions should be avoided.

    • To pets

      The Lady of Shalott rose is not recognized as toxic to pets either. Cats, dogs, and other household animals can occasionally chew on plants without experiencing poisoning. Nevertheless, it is advisable to prevent pets from ingesting the plant as a precaution since thorns can cause physical injury, and excessive ingestion of non-food plant material may lead to gastrointestinal upset or other digestive issues.

  • 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: Adds vibrant color and beauty to gardens with its striking orange-red blooms.
    • Fragrance: Emits a pleasant, warm tea fragrance that can enhance the sensory experience of a garden.
    • Pollinator Attraction: Attracts bees and butterflies, helping to support local ecosystems.
    • Cut Flowers: Suitable for bouquets and floral arrangements with its attractive blooms and long stems.
    • Repeat Flowering: Offers multiple blooming cycles throughout the season, providing continuous color and interest.
    • Disease Resistance: Has a natural resistance to many common rose diseases, reducing the need for chemical treatments.
    • Versatility: Can be grown in mixed borders, rose beds, and containers, offering flexibility in garden design.
    • Cold Hardy: Adaptable to a range of climates and capable of withstanding cooler temperatures.

  • 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 rose can be a muse for artists and photographers, capturing its vibrant colors and form through various media.
    • Natural dye - Petals of the rose can be used to create a natural dye for fabric, offering a range of colors from soft pink to a deep orange hue.
    • Culinary garnish - Petals can be used to decorate cakes and desserts, adding an elegant touch and a subtle floral flavor.
    • Aromatic potpourri - Dried petals can be mixed with spices and herbs to create a fragrant potpourri for freshening indoor spaces.
    • Floral waters - By steeping the petals in water, one can create rose-infused water for use in homemade cosmetics or culinary recipes.
    • Personalized stationery - Pressed rose petals can be incorporated into handmade paper to create beautiful, textured stationery.
    • Bookmarks - Laminated rose petals can serve as unique and decorative bookmarks for avid readers.
    • Bath salts - Dried rose petals can be mixed with salts and essential oils to create luxurious bath soaks.
    • Rose petal jam - Edible varieties can be cooked into a sweet, aromatic jam that pairs well with bread and pastries.
    • Candle making - Incorporating rose petals into homemade candles can add a delicate scent and visual appeal.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Roses are associated with love and romance and can be used to enhance the relationship area of a garden or home according to the Bagua map, which in Feng Shui is located in the southwest. Pink roses like the Lady of Shalott Rose can be particularly effective in attracting new relationships or fostering tenderness and affection in existing ones.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As with many roses, the 'Lady of Shalott' rose is often associated with love and passion. The intricate beauty and pleasant scent of the blooms have made roses synonymous with deep emotion and desire.
    • Beauty: The stunning orange-red hues and charming form of the 'Lady of Shalott' rose symbolize beauty and perfection. The rose is traditionally seen as a representation of an idealized form of beauty in many cultures.
    • Mystery: Named after the character in Tennyson's poem, the 'Lady of Shalott' rose may evoke the mystery and romanticism associated with the Arthurian legend. The character's seclusion and tragic fate add a sense of enigma to the rose's symbolism.
    • Inspiration: The literary connection to Tennyson's work may also align the 'Lady of Shalott' rose with inspiration and the creative arts, celebrating the poem that shares its name.

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

    The Shrub Rose should be watered deeply once a week if there hasn't been substantial rainfall, providing it with about one to two gallons of water. During the peak summer months or in hot climates, watering may need to increase to twice per week. It's important to avoid overhead watering to prevent diseases; instead, water at the base of the plant using a soaker hose or a watering can. During the winter or in cooler regions, reduce watering as the rose becomes dormant and requires less moisture. Always check the top inch of the soil for dryness before watering to prevent overwatering.

  • sunLight

    Shrub Roses thrive best in full sun, requiring at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. The ideal spot for planting is an area without shadows or obstructions that could block sunlight for part of the day. Adequate exposure to sunlight is crucial for flower production, health, and disease prevention.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Shrub Roses prefer warmer conditions and are hardy in a range between 32°F and 90°F. They perform best at temperatures ranging from 65°F to 75°F. Extreme cold below 32°F can damage the plant, while temperatures above 90°F might stress it, necessitating additional care such as extra watering or shade during the hottest part of the day.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Shrub Roses is necessary to maintain their shape, remove dead or diseased wood, and encourage vibrant blooms. Prune in late winter or early spring after the last frost but before new growth begins, cutting back about one-third of the older stems. Pruning should be done once a year during this dormant period for optimal health and flowering.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The ideal soil mix for the Rose 'Lady of Shalott' is rich in organic matter, well-draining, with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. Amend garden soil with compost and aged manure for best results.

  • plantRepotting

    Rose 'Lady of Shalott' generally does not require frequent repotting as it's grown outdoors; if grown in a container, repot every 2-3 years in spring.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Rose 'Lady of Shalott' is tolerant of a range of humidity levels, but it thrives best in outdoor conditions with natural airflow.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Insufficient space to provide adequate care instructions.

    • Outdoor

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

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Lady of Shalott rose, a David Austin creation, begins its life cycle when a seed germinates in soil, although as a cultivar, it is often propagated through cuttings to maintain its specific characteristics. During the first stage, the young plant develops its root system and sprouts initial leaves and stems. Throughout the growing season, it enters a vigorous vegetative state, producing lush green foliage and working on developing a strong, woody base if it is a shrub variety. This is followed by the budding stage, where the plant starts to form flower buds, influenced by environmental factors like temperature and daylight. These buds bloom into the characteristic orange-red, chalice-shaped flowers, often appearing to be tinged with gold, throughout the summer and into the fall. Finally, after the blooming season, the plant enters a period of dormancy during the winter months, conserving energy for the next growing season, although in warmer climates or with proper care, it may retain its leaves and remain semi-active.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Early spring

    • The Rosa 'Lady of Shalott', which is commonly known as an English shrub rose, is most popularly propagated through softwood cuttings. This technique is often carried out in late spring through early summer, coinciding with the period when plants are experiencing active growth and softwood stems are abundant. To propagate, a cutting of about 6 inches (approximately 15 centimeters) is taken from a healthy, disease-free mother plant, focusing on a stem with several leaves but no flowers. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end is dipped into a rooting hormone to encourage root development. The cutting is then placed in a well-draining potting mix, ensuring that at least two sets of leaf nodes are buried in the soil. The pot is kept under high humidity and indirect sunlight until roots have established and new growth appears, signaling a successful propagation.