Molineux Rose Rosa Molineux = 'Ausmol' (PBR) (S)

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


The Rosa Molineux, also commonly known as the English Rose, is a particularly stunning variety with a distinctive beauty characterized by its unique flowers and foliage. It features a rich yellow bloom that illuminates the garden with its warm, golden hues. Each flower is full and cupped, housing numerous petals which elegantly overlap to create a somewhat rosette shape. These blooms are profuse and resilient, frequently gracing the plant throughout the growing season. The fragrance of the Rosa Molineux is another remarkable trait. It is notable for having a delicate and refined scent, which can often add a layer of olfactory delight to the visual pleasure it provides. In terms of foliage, the plant presents glossy, dark green leaves that create a lustrous backdrop for the vibrant flowers. This juxtaposition highlights the flowers, making them stand out even more prominently. The leaves are hardy and contribute to the overall health and appearance of the plant. Overall, the Rosa Molineux showcases an enchanting floral display with its vivid coloring, shapely flowers, and delightful scent, all of which combine to create a classic English Rose with a presence that is both captivating and elegant.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Molineux Rose, David Austin Molineux Rose, English Rose Molineux.

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Ausmol'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant commonly known as the Molineux Rose is not considered highly toxic to humans. However, like many plants, some parts may cause minor irritations. The most common issue might be skin irritation or mild allergic reactions from handling the plant without gloves due to thorns and prickles. Ingesting significant quantities of the rose leaves or petals is uncommon, but it could potentially cause stomach upset, nausea, or vomiting. It is always wise to avoid eating any part of ornamental plants as a general precaution.

    • To pets

      The Molineux Rose is generally not toxic to pets. Roses, in general, are not known to be poisonous to domestic animals like cats and dogs. However, the thorns can cause physical injury if a pet attempts to chew on the stems. Ingestion of a large amount of rose petals or leaves might lead to mild gastrointestinal upset, but this is relatively uncommon. It's advisable to prevent pets from chewing on these plants to avoid any potential issues.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet (0.91 meters)

    • Spread

      3 feet (0.91 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attractive Blooms: Rosa Molineux is known for its stunning yellow flowers, which can add a splash of color and beauty to any garden or landscape.
    • Disease Resistance: This variety has been bred for improved resistance to common rose diseases, reducing the need for chemical treatments.
    • Repeat Flowering: Rosa Molineux has the ability to bloom multiple times throughout the growing season, providing long-lasting visual interest.
    • Fragrance: The blooms have a delightful fragrance, which can enhance the sensory appeal of garden spaces.
    • Compact Growth: Its relatively small size makes it suitable for gardens with limited space or for growing in containers.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers attract bees and other pollinators, which are beneficial for the health of the garden and the wider ecosystem.
    • Landscape Versatility: Can be used in a variety of landscaping designs, including borders, hedges, and as a stand-alone specimen.
    • Easy to Care For: Rosa Molineux is generally low maintenance, making it a good option for both novice and experienced gardeners.

  • 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

    • Traditional yellow rose petals from Rosa Molineux can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics, imparting a soft, sun-kissed yellow to the material.
    • In art, the petals of the Rosa Molineux can be pressed and used in flower pressing crafts, which preserve the beauty of the petals in framed artworks or bookmarks.
    • Culinary uses include crystalizing Rosa Molineux petals for decorative cake toppings or delicate garnishes on desserts, after ensuring they are free from pesticides.
    • The strong fragrance of Rosa Molineux makes them ideal for creating natural potpourris, mixed with spices and other dried flowers to freshen up living spaces.
    • Rosa Molineux petals can be infused in oils to create natural, homemade perfumes or scented bath oils, capturing the rose's quintessential aroma.
    • The rose hips from Rosa Molineux, when dried, can be used in homemade crafts such as wreaths or as part of floral arrangements for a rustic aesthetic.
    • Rosa Molineux can be used in the production of flavored vinegars, imparting a floral note to salad dressings or marinades.
    • The bloom of the Rosa Molineux can be used as a natural pigment in watercolor painting, giving a unique and organic touch to the artwork.
    • During special events, Rosa Molineux petals can be tossed instead of confetti, providing a biodegradable and photograph-friendly alternative.
    • In educational settings, the Rosa Molineux can be used to teach botany and horticulture, showcasing plant growth, reproduction, and pruning techniques.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is often used in Feng Shui to attract love and create a romantic atmosphere. Place the rose in the Southwest area of your garden or home to enhance love and relationship luck. Ensure the rose is well-maintained and free of thorns to prevent negative energy.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As a rose, the Rosa Molineux commonly symbolizes love, often conveying deep affection and romantic feelings.
    • Beauty: Roses are widely appreciated for their beauty, and Rosa Molineux with its stunning yellow blooms, represents the beauty in life and relationships.
    • Friendship: The warm yellow hue of the Rosa Molineux suggests friendship and joy, making it a symbol of strong, supportive relationships.
    • Happiness: The vibrant color and lush appearance of the Rosa Molineux convey happiness and positivity.
    • New Beginnings: Often, roses signify new starts and hope, making them suitable for celebrating meaningful life events and transitions.

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

    The 'Rosa Molineux', commonly known as David Austin Rose, should be watered deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to become slightly dry between waterings. During the growing season, watering once a week with about 1 gallon of water per plant should suffice, but this may need to increase to twice a week during particularly hot or dry weather. In the winter months, reduce watering significantly since the rose is dormant and its water needs are minimal.

  • sunLight

    The David Austin Rose thrives in an area that receives full sunlight for at least 6 hours a day. Ensuring it gets ample light is crucial for the health of the plant, flowering potential, and disease resistance. Avoid planting in heavily shaded areas as this can result in poor blooming and increased susceptibility to pests and diseases.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The David Austin Rose is hardy and can tolerate a range of temperatures but typically prefers conditions between 65°F and 85°F for optimal growth. It can survive minimum temperatures down to around 20°F, but growth may be hindered if temperatures consistently fall below this. These roses enjoy warm days and cool nights and should be protected from extreme heat above 95°F to prevent stress.

  • scissorsPruning

    To maintain the health and shape of the David Austin Rose, prune in late winter or early spring, cutting back to about a third of the plant's size. This encourages vigorous growth and increased blooms. Deadhead spent flowers throughout the growing season to promote further blooming. Perform a more thorough pruning annually to remove dead, damaged, or diseased branches and to open up the center of the plant for better air circulation.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the rose 'Rosa Molineux' is well-drained, fertile, and loamy with added organic matter like compost or aged manure. The ideal pH for this rose should be between 6.0 and 7.0 to ensure optimal growth and bloom production.

  • plantRepotting

    Roses, such as the 'Rosa Molineux', are typically not repotted frequently since they are often grown in the ground. However, if grown in containers, repotting may be done every 2 to 3 years to refresh the soil and provide room for root growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    'Rosa Molineux' thrives best in moderate humidity conditions typical of outdoor environments. Avoiding extremely high humidity levels is important to prevent diseases, as roses prefer good air circulation around them.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, good air flow, and consistent watering.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, rich soil, with good drainage and air flow.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Rosa Molineux, commonly known as a shrub rose, begins its life cycle as a dormant bare-root plant or potted specimen. After planting, it enters a growth phase, sprouting leaves and canes as it establishes a root system. The shrub rose then enters the flowering stage, typically in late spring to early summer, producing fragrant yellow flowers that continue to bloom in cycles through the growing season. Once pollinated, possibly by insects such as bees, the flowers may develop into rose hips (seed pods) if not deadheaded. As autumn approaches, the plant begins to prepare for dormancy, shedding leaves and entering a rest period during the colder months. In subsequent years, the rose will repeat this cycle, growing larger and producing more blooms as it matures.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Early Spring

    • The Rosa Molineux, also known simply as Molineux Rose, is most commonly propagated through softwood cuttings, a technique often employed in late spring or early summer when new growth is still flexible but starting to mature. To do this, a gardener would cut a length of stem about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) long, ensuring that there are several leaves on the cutting and at least two to three nodes where leaves emerge. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end can be dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root growth, though it's not strictly necessary. The cutting is then placed in a well-draining potting mix, typically a mixture of half peat and half perlite or sand to provide good drainage and aeration. The pot is kept in a warm area with indirect light and covered with a plastic bag or placed in a propagator to maintain humidity. Roots usually develop within a few weeks, after which the new plant can be potted up individually and grown on until it is strong enough to be planted out.