Lucy Rose Rosa Lucy = 'Kirlis' (F)

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


Rosa Lucy, commonly known as 'Kirlis', is a type of rose that offers visual appeal through its distinctive and ornamental characteristics. The plant typically bears large, vibrant blossoms which can be recognized by their exuberant hue. The flowers of Rosa Lucy display a rich palette that can range from soft pastel shades to more saturated tones, often associated with the romance and elegance inherent to roses. The petals are usually velvety to the touch, and they may exhibit a classic form with a tight, swirling center that gradually unfurls into an open bloom, showcasing the intricacies of its petal arrangement. The foliage of Rosa Lucy provides a lush backdrop to its flowers, with leaves that are glossy and green, lending a robust and healthy contrast to the softness of the blossoms. The leaves might have serrated edges and are typically borne on stems that can be adorned with thorns, a common trait among rose plants. These thorns vary in size and frequency along the stem, and they serve as both a defense mechanism for the plant and an element of texture in the garden. The overall impression of Rosa Lucy is one of classic rose beauty, exuding an air of sophistication and traditional charm. Its blooms often exude a pleasant fragrance, a quality highly regarded by gardeners and flower enthusiasts. This plant is a favorite among those who appreciate the timeless allure of roses, making it a popular choice for gardens, floral arrangements, and as a symbol of affection and admiration in many cultures.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Lucy Rose, Kirlis Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Kirlis'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Rosa Lucy 'Kirlis' is commonly known as a rose. Roses are not considered toxic to humans. They do not contain any known toxins that would cause serious harm if ingested. However, roses have thorns that can cause physical injury if handled carelessly. It is important to note that while rose petals are edible, other parts of the plant, such as the leaves and stems, can be tough to digest and may cause stomach irritation or discomfort if eaten in large quantities. The hips (the fruit of the rose plant) are often used in teas and are a source of vitamin C, but they should be prepared properly to avoid gastrointestinal issues.

    • To pets

      The Rosa Lucy 'Kirlis' is commonly known as a rose. Roses are generally considered non-toxic to pets, including dogs and cats. They do not typically pose a risk of poisoning if pets chew on the petals, leaves, or stems. Nevertheless, it is still advisable to prevent pets from ingesting roses, as the thorns can cause physical injury and the plant material might lead to mild gastrointestinal upset if eaten in large amounts. Additionally, the risk of irritation or minor digestive issues exists, but there are no severe toxins in roses that would cause serious poisoning in pets.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet (0.91 meters)

    • Spread

      2 feet (0.61 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Rosa Lucy, commonly known as rose, adds beauty to gardens with its vibrant blooms.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Roses can attract beneficial insects, such as bees and butterflies, which are essential for pollination.
    • Emotional Wellbeing: The presence of roses is often associated with happiness and can help in creating a calming environment.
    • Landscape Versatility: Roses can be used in various landscaping designs, from hedges to standalone bushes or climbing varieties.
    • Cultural Significance: Roses have been a part of various cultures for centuries, symbolizing love, honor, faith, and beauty.
    • Economic Value: Roses have commercial importance in the cut flower industry and for products like rose oil and rosewater.
    • Educational Interest: Roses can be used for educational purposes, teaching about plant growth, breeding, and horticulture practices.
    • Habitat Support: Rose bushes can provide shelter and nesting opportunities for birds and other small animals.

  • 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

    • Dye Production: The petals of the rose can be used to naturally dye fabrics or paper, providing a range of pink to purple hues depending on the process and mordants used.
    • Floral Waters: Rose 'Kirlis' petals can be distilled to create rose water, which is often used in culinary dishes, perfumery, or as a natural facial toner.
    • Artistic Inspiration: The exquisite form and color of the rose can inspire artists and be used as a subject in paintings, photography, and other visual arts.
    • Symbolic Gestures: Roses are a global emblem of love and affection, making them ideal for special occasions like weddings, anniversaries, or as a romantic gesture.
    • Eco-Friendly Confetti: Dried petals of the rose can be used as biodegradable confetti at celebrations, reducing plastic waste and adding a touch of elegance.
    • Botanical Jewelry: Dried or preserved petals can be encased in resin to create unique, nature-inspired pendants, earrings, and other accessories.
    • Crafting Potpourri: The scented petals can be dried and mixed with other botanicals to create fragrant potpourri for home fragrance.
    • Insect Repellent: While not as potent as other plants, some people use rose petals in a natural blend of herbs meant to repel certain insects.
    • Culinary Garnishes: Edible varieties of rose petals can be used to add a touch of elegance and subtle flavor to dishes and desserts.
    • Floral Arrangements: Aside from their traditional vases, roses can be incorporated into wreaths, garlands, and other decorative arrangements for home decor or events.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is associated with love and romance in Feng Shui. To use it effectively, place pink roses in the Southwest area of your home or garden to enhance love and relationship luck. They can also be used in the East to promote health and family harmony.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: A rose typically symbolizes love and deep affection. The Rosa Lucy often conveys feelings of enduring love and emotional connection.
    • Beauty: Roses are widely recognized symbols of beauty and perfection due to their elegant form and widespread cultural associations.
    • Honor: Giving a Rosa Lucy may indicate respect and honor towards the recipient, recognizing their dignity and worth.
    • Devotion: Due to the rose's association with love, a Rosa Lucy can represent devotion and loyalty in a relationship.
    • Mystery: The unique characteristics and color of Rosa Lucy can convey a sense of enchantment and mystery, often associated with secret admirers or hidden feelings.

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

    The hybrid tea rose, commonly known as Rosa Lucy or 'Kirlis', requires thorough watering when the top inch of soil becomes dry. In general, this equates to watering once a week with about 1 to 2 gallons of water, depending on environmental conditions like temperature and humidity. During hot or dry weather, it might be necessary to water twice a week, whereas during cooler or rainy periods, the watering frequency should be reduced. Over-watering should be avoided to prevent root rot, so it is important to ensure good drainage. The water should be applied directly to the soil around the base of the rosebush, rather than overhead, to keep the leaves as dry as possible and prevent fungal diseases.

  • sunLight

    Hybrid tea roses, like Rosa Lucy, thrive in full sunlight, requiring a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight a day. The best spot for this rose plant is in an area that gets direct morning light, which helps dry dew from the leaves and aids in the prevention of diseases. Afternoon sun can also be beneficial, but it's crucial to protect the plant from the intense heat in regions with very hot summers.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Rosa Lucy, the hybrid tea rose, grows best in temperate climates with ideal temperature conditions ranging between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. It can generally survive minimum temperatures of around 20 degrees Fahrenheit during winter dormancy, but should be protected from harsh freezes. Maximum temperature for the plant's health and bloom is around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but prolonged exposure to extreme heat can be detrimental.

  • scissorsPruning

    Rosa Lucy, like other hybrid tea roses, should be pruned to encourage healthy growth, remove dead or diseased wood, and shape the plant. The best time for major pruning is in late winter or early spring just as the buds start to swell. Remove any dead or damaged branches, thin out crowded areas to improve air circulation, and cut back remaining canes by about one-third to one-half. Deadheading, or removing spent flowers, should be done throughout the blooming season to encourage continuous flowering.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    For Rosa 'Lucy' (Floribunda Rose), the best soil mix is one that is well-draining yet has enough organic matter to retain moisture, such as a mix of loamy soil with compost and peat. The soil pH should be between 6.0 and 6.5 for optimal growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Floribunda Roses like Rosa 'Lucy' generally do not need to be repotted often as they are typically grown outdoors. However, if grown in containers, they should be repotted every 2-3 years to refresh the soil and accommodate root growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Floribunda Roses, including Rosa 'Lucy', prefer moderate humidity levels but are adaptable to various conditions. Ensuring good air circulation around the plant is more crucial to prevent fungal diseases.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, prune to shape, and maintain airflow for Rosa 'Lucy' indoors.

    • Outdoor

      Plant Rosa 'Lucy' in full sun, enrich soil with compost, and water regularly.

    • Hardiness zone

      6-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Rosa 'Kirlis', commonly known as Lucy Rose, begins its life as a dormant bare-root plant or potted specimen when initially planted in the garden. It enters a growth phase in spring where new shoots emerge from the bud union, and foliage develops. The Lucy Rose progresses to its flowering stage, typically from late spring to early autumn, producing its characteristic pink double blooms which are often fragrant. After pollination, if it occurs, hips may form which contain seeds, but roses are more commonly propagated via cuttings or grafting. As fall approaches, the plant enters senescence, where leaves may change color and drop, and the plant prepares for dormancy to survive the winter. The cycle restarts with the return of warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours in the following spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • Propogation: Rosa Lucy 'Kirlis' (F), commonly referred to as a variety of rose, can be propagated most effectively through the method of softwood cuttings. This technique is typically employed in late spring or early summer when new growth is mature enough yet still soft. A gardener would select a healthy stem with recent growth, cutting a segment approximately 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) long just below a leaf node. The lower leaves are removed to reduce moisture loss, and the cut end of the stem is often dipped in rooting hormone powder to encourage root development. The prepared cutting is then placed in a well-draining soil mix, kept moist and under high humidity until roots have established, which usually takes several weeks.