Perle d'Or Rose Rosa 'Perle d'Or' (Poly)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose 'Perle d'Or'


Rosa 'Perle d'Or' is first and foremost recognized by its charming blooms. These flowers are small and have a rounded, pompon-like shape characterized by tightly packed petals. The color of the blossoms is a soft apricot hue, which tends to fade to a creamy white or pale pink as the flower matures. The petals have a silky texture and exude a delightful, fruity fragrance that can be quite noticeable in a sunny garden. The blooms are borne in clusters, creating a delightful and abundant show during their flowering season. The foliage of the Rosa 'Perle d'Or' is equally attractive, consisting of a lush background of dark green leaves. These leaves have a glossy sheen and provide a stark contrast to the lighter-colored flowers, making the blooms stand out even more. The leaves are typically pinnate, with multiple leaflets on each leaf. As a shrub, this rose presents a bushy and rounded habit with numerous stems covered in small, sharp thorns, as is common among roses. The plant often becomes generously clothed with its flowers and foliage from the ground upward, creating a full and robust appearance. With its charming flowers and pleasant scent, Rosa 'Perle d'Or' is a delightful addition to any garden meant to cater to the senses.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Pearl of Gold, Yellow Cecile Brunner, Perle d'Or Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Perle d'Or'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The rose is not considered toxic to humans. There are no significant toxic effects reported from ingesting parts of the rose plant. However, it is generally advised not to eat plants that are not intended for consumption, as they could cause digestive discomfort or an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals.

    • To pets

      Roses are not toxic to pets. There are no significant toxic effects reported from pets ingesting parts of a rose plant. However, thorns can cause injury if a pet tries to chew on the branch, potentially leading to punctures or scratches in the mouth or digestive tract.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3-4 feet (0.91-1.22 meters)

    • Spread

      3 feet (0.91 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: Rosa 'Perle d'Or' is prized for its delicate peach to apricot-colored blooms, providing aesthetic beauty to gardens and landscapes.
    • Fragrance: This rose variety emits a pleasant and sweet fragrance, which can enhance the sensory experience of a garden.
    • Continuous Blooming: Known for its repeat-flowering ability, Rosa 'Perle d'Or' provides flowers over a long season, from late spring to fall.
    • Disease Resistance: It often exhibits good resistance to common rose diseases, reducing the need for chemical treatments.
    • Compact Growth: This bushy and well-branched shrub typically remains compact, making it suitable for small gardens and containers.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers attract bees and other beneficial pollinators, supporting local biodiversity.
    • Hardiness: Rosa 'Perle d'Or' is known for its hardiness and can survive in a range of climates with proper care.

  • 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

    • Culinary garnish: The dainty blooms of the rose can be used to add a touch of elegance to gourmet dishes.
    • Flavoring in confectioneries: Rose petals can be crystallized with sugar and used to decorate or flavor pastries and sweet treats.
    • Drying for potpourri: The petals of the rose can be dried and mixed with herbs to create fragrant potpourri.
    • Natural dye: The petals can be boiled to produce a natural dye for fabrics or crafting projects.
    • Floral baths: The petals can be added to bathwater for a luxurious, fragrant soak.
    • Rose water production: Petals can be distilled to make rose water, which is used in culinary and beauty products.
    • Crafting botanical paper: Dried petals can be incorporated into handmade paper for an artistic touch.
    • Scenting homemade candles: The essential oils can be extracted and used to scent candles and other aromatherapy products.
    • Botanical art: Fresh or dried petals can be used in pressed flower art and other creative decorations.
    • Wedding confetti: Dried rose petals can be used as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional confetti at weddings.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is often used in Feng Shui for its ability to attract love and create a gentle, loving energy in the home. To utilise Rosa 'Perle d'Or', or more commonly known as the Rose, place it in the Southwest sector of your garden or home to enhance relationship luck and in the South to boost recognition and fame.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: The rose is universally symbolic of love and romance, often used to express emotions and affection.
    • Beauty: 'Perle d'Or', like all roses, is often associated with beauty due to its exquisite form and colors.
    • Perfection: The harmonious appearance of roses can symbolize perfection and idealism.
    • Femininity: Roses have long been a symbol of femininity and womanhood, representing grace and elegance.
    • Secrecy: Historically, roses were hung from the ceiling at meetings to ensure that the matters discussed were kept confidential, hence the term "sub rosa".
    • New Beginnings: A rosebud, or in this case, the youthful bloom of 'Perle d'Or', can symbolize new beginnings and fresh starts.
    • Honor: Giving someone a rose can be a way to show respect and honor their achievements.
    • Mystery: The complex structure of a rose's bloom can signify mystery or the unattainable.

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

    To water the Polyantha rose 'Perle d'Or', ensure the soil is kept moist but not waterlogged, especially during hot or dry periods. Water at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to fungal diseases. A deep watering once a week with about 1 gallon per plant is recommended, though this might be increased to twice per week during prolonged dry spells. During winter, reduce watering to prevent soil from becoming too soggy, which can harm the roots.

  • sunLight

    The Polyantha rose 'Perle d'Or' thrives in full sun, requiring at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day to bloom properly. An ideal spot is one with morning sunlight and some protection from the intense heat of the late afternoon sun. Avoid shaded areas as they can reduce flowering and make the plant susceptible to pests and diseases.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Polyantha roses like 'Perle d'Or' prefer moderate temperatures and will flourish in a range between 60°F and 70°F during the day. They can tolerate temperatures down to about 20°F in winter; however, they will stop growing if temperatures exceed 90°F during summer. Providing mulch can help to maintain a more consistent root temperature.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune the Polyantha rose 'Perle d'Or' to maintain its shape, encourage healthy growth, and improve air circulation. The best time for pruning is late winter or early spring, just as the buds begin to swell. Remove any dead or diseased wood, and thin out crowded areas. Aim to prune every year, cutting back the plant by about one-third of its size to promote vigorous new flowering shoots.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the Polyantha Rose, such as Rosa 'Perle d'Or', should be well-draining, enriched with organic matter, and have a pH between 6.0 to 6.5. A mixture of one-third sandy soil, one-third organic compost, and one-third clay soil often works well for roses, providing both drainage and nutrients.

  • plantRepotting

    Polyantha Roses like Rosa 'Perle d'Or' are typically not repotted as they are outdoor plants. They should be planted in a location where they can grow for many years without the need to be moved. If grown in containers, repotting every 2 to 3 years may be necessary to refresh the soil and provide room for growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Polyantha Roses such as Rosa 'Perle d'Or' prefer moderate humidity levels. Typical outdoor humidity is sufficient for these roses, as they can tolerate a range of conditions. Avoid placing them in locations that are too dry or too humid to prevent stress on the plants.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, moderate humidity, and good air circulation for indoor Polyanthas.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sunny spot, fertile soil, water regularly, and ensure good air flow.

    • Hardiness zone

      6-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The 'Perle d'Or' rose, a Polyantha variety, begins its life with seed germination, though it is more commonly propagated through cuttings or grafting, enabling clones of the original parent plant. After root establishment, stems and leaves develop, forming a bushy shrub that can reach up to 3 feet in height with dark green, glossy foliage. It enters the vegetative stage, where the plant matures and produces buds, and by the end of spring or early summer, the 'Perle d'Or' blooms with clusters of small, peach or apricot-colored flowers that possess a mild, sweet fragrance. Throughout the growing season, it will continue to produce waves of flowers, especially if deadheaded regularly. As autumn arrives, the plant prepares for dormancy; in colder climates, it will shed leaves and enter a state of rest until the following spring. Gardeners can encourage a vigorous return by pruning the plant in late winter or early spring, setting the stage for a new cycle of growth and blooming.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagating Rosa 'Perle d'Or', which is commonly known as the Polyantha rose, is through softwood cuttings. This technique is best performed in late spring or early summer when the plant's new growth is still flexible but has started to mature. To utilize this method, gardeners cut a 4 to 6 inch portion (approximately 10 to 15 cm) of the rose's stem that includes at least two or three leaf nodes. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end is often treated with a rooting hormone to encourage root development. The prepared cutting is then planted in a well-draining soil mix, ideally kept moist and in a warm environment but out of direct sunlight. A clear plastic covering can help maintain humidity. Roots typically form within several weeks, after which the new rose plant can eventually be transplanted into the garden.