Prosperity Rose Rosa 'Prosperity' (HM)

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


The Rosa 'Prosperity' is a hybrid musk rose notable for its abundant blooms. The flowers exhibit a creamy-white hue, often with a soft hint of blush pink at the center. They emerge as loose, double, or semi-double blossoms that exude a romantic charm. Each flower comprises numerous delicate petals arranged in a classic rosette form, creating a full and lush appearance. The plant itself forms a bushy shrub with an arching habit, lending an elegant structure to gardens. The foliage presents as a glossy dark green, offering a striking contrast to the softness of the blooms. This type of rose is also appreciated for its repeated flowering, ensuring a long-lasting display of its attractive blooms through the blooming season. Adding to its beauty, the 'Prosperity' rose emits a delightful fragrance, which can be described as a light and fresh scent with hints of myrrh, contributing to the sensory allure of the plant. Each flower cluster comes together to create a stunning visual impact, making the Rosa 'Prosperity' a favored choice among gardeners seeking to evoke an atmosphere of abundance and well-being in their landscape.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Hybrid Musk Rose, Prosperity Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Prosperity' (HM)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Hybrids of the rose (Rosa) species, such as 'Prosperity', are not considered toxic to humans. Roses are generally regarded as safe, and there are no well-known toxic effects from ingesting any part of the 'Prosperity' hybrid musk rose. However, it's important to note that the thorns can cause physical injury if not handled properly.

    • To pets

      Similarly to humans, hybrid musk roses like the 'Prosperity' rose are not toxic to pets. Roses are not known to cause poisoning in pets, and ingestion of rose petals or leaves typically does not lead to any serious health consequences. However, the thorns can cause injuries such as scratches or puncture wounds, which should be avoided.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      5 feet (1.52 meters)

    • Spread

      4 feet (1.22 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Rosa 'Prosperity' enhances gardens with its attractive blooms, providing visual interest and beauty.
    • Landscape Versatility: This variety is adaptable to various garden styles, including formal, cottage, and mixed borders.
    • Pollinator Attraction: The flowers attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, promoting pollination in the garden.
    • Fragrance: Rosa 'Prosperity' is known for its delightful fragrance, adding an aromatic dimension to outdoor spaces.
    • Long Blooming Season: This rose variety often has a prolonged blooming period, offering color and interest throughout the growing season.
    • Cut Flowers: The blossoms are suitable for cutting and arranging in vases, bringing the garden's beauty indoors.
    • Historical Significance: As a heritage rose, it offers historical charm and can be a talking point for visitors and garden enthusiasts.
    • Improved Mood: The presence of flowering plants like the Rosa 'Prosperity' can uplift one's mood and create a tranquil environment.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • Anti-inflammatory: The petals of Rosa 'Prosperity' contain compounds that may help reduce inflammation when used in herbal preparations.
    • Antioxidant: Rosa 'Prosperity' is a source of antioxidants, which can help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body.
    • Antimicrobial: Some studies suggest that extracts from roses have antibacterial properties, which could be useful in preventing or treating infections.
    • Skin health: Rose oil and water distilled from Rosa 'Prosperity' are traditionally used for their soothing and moisturizing effects on the skin.
    • Aromatherapy: The scent of Rosa 'Prosperity' is used in aromatherapy for its potential calming and relaxing effects on the mind.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Rosa 'Prosperity' can be used as a natural fabric dye, imparting delicate hues to materials such as silk and cotton.
    • The petals of the Rosa 'Prosperity' can be pressed and included in handmade paper, adding a unique texture and fragrance to stationery.
    • Petals from the Rosa 'Prosperity' can be used in potpourri mixes to give a fresh, floral scent to a room.
    • The essential oils extracted from the Rosa 'Prosperity' can be used in aromatherapy to create calming or uplifting mood environments.
    • Rosa 'Prosperity' can serve as a natural pest repellent, with its fragrance deterring certain insects when planted among vegetable gardens.
    • The thorns of the Rosa 'Prosperity' can be used in crafting for adding natural elements to wreaths and other decorative pieces.
    • Petals of Rosa 'Prosperity' can be transformed into edible crystallized decorations for desserts by coating them in egg whites and sugar.
    • The rosehips of Rosa 'Prosperity,' when dried, can be used to create bead-like components for jewelry-making.
    • Rosa 'Prosperity' branches can be woven into baskets or trellises, providing a rustic charm and functionality to garden spaces.
    • The flowers of Rosa 'Prosperity' can float on water, making them perfect for decorative features in garden ponds or water bowls in the home.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is associated with love and positive chi in Feng Shui, and can be used in the love corner of the garden or home, which is the southwest sector according to the Bagua map, to enhance romantic energy and partnership prospects.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Prosperity: As suggested by its name, the 'Prosperity' rose is often associated with wealth and success. It could be given as a gift to wish someone a prosperous life or to celebrate financial achievements.
    • Purity: The white or soft blush petals of some 'Prosperity' roses symbolize purity and innocence. This makes them suitable for events like baptisms or weddings, signifying the pure intent and new beginnings.
    • Peace: The calm and soothing appearance of the 'Prosperity' rose can be symbolic of peace. It might be used to convey a desire for tranquility or given as a gesture of harmony.
    • Hope: Roses, in general, often represent hope, and the 'Prosperity' rose, with its lush and robust growth, can emphasize this meaning. They may be presented to encourage someone during challenging times.
    • Love and Friendship: While red roses typically symbolize deep love, the 'Prosperity' rose, with its lighter color, can represent a more tender or platonic love, making it fitting for friends and new relationships.

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

    Hydrangea macrophylla 'Prosperity' should be watered deeply and thoroughly, ensuring the soil is moist but not soggy. During the growing season, watering may be necessary once or twice a week, depending on climate and soil conditions. Each plant typically needs about 1 gallon of water per week, but this may increase to up to 2 gallons per week during periods of extreme heat or dryness. Always check the soil moisture level before watering. Overwatering can be as harmful as under-watering, so ensure good drainage to avoid waterlogging.

  • sunLight

    Hydrangea macrophylla 'Prosperity' grows best in locations where they receive morning sun and afternoon shade. The ideal spot is one that protects the plant from the intense heat of the midday sun. Partial shade conditions, with 3 to 6 hours of filtered sunlight, are ideal for these hydrangeas, ensuring vibrant blooms and healthy growth.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Hydrangea macrophylla 'Prosperity' thrives in temperatures between 65°F and 75°F, which are ideal for optimal growth. It can tolerate minimum temperatures down to about 50°F, and a maximum of up to 80°F but should be protected from extreme cold and frost. Providing a stable environment within this temperature range will ensure your hydrangea remains healthy and produces abundant blooms.

  • scissorsPruning

    Hydrangea macrophylla 'Prosperity' benefits from pruning to maintain shape, remove dead or weak growth, and encourage robust blooms. Prune immediately after flowering in late summer or early fall, as this plant blooms on old wood. Do not prune in late fall or winter, as this could remove flower buds for the next season. Remove only about a third of the total growth, focusing on old flowers and any crossed or rubbing branches.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for Rosa 'Prosperity', commonly known as Hybrid Musk rose, should be well-draining, rich in organic matter, with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. A mixture containing two parts loam, one part peat moss, and one part compost or aged manure will provide the nutrients and structure needed for the plant's healthy growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Hybrid Musk roses like Rosa 'Prosperity' are typically garden plants and don't need repotting. Instead, they should be planted in the garden where they can establish a permanent root system. However, if grown in containers, they may need repotting every 2 to 3 years or when the plant outgrows its current pot.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Hybrid Musk roses like Rosa 'Prosperity' are adaptable to a wide range of humidity levels but perform best with moderate humidity. They do not have special humidity requirements; normal outdoor humidity levels are typically adequate for these roses.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, good air flow for Hybrid Musk rose.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, well-draining soil, and space for the Hybrid Musk rose.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Rosa 'Prosperity', commonly known as the Prosperity Rose, starts its life as a dormant bare-root plant or as a potted nursery plant with young shoots. The initial growth stage involves root establishment and vegetative growth, where leaves and stems develop and the plant establishes a strong foundation. This is followed by the flowering stage, usually in late spring through to fall, during which the Prosperity Rose produces its characteristic creamy white, semi-double flowers that attract pollinators. After pollination, if it occurs, the plant may produce hips (seed pods) that contain seeds, enabling sexual reproduction and the potential for the plant to spread. In the absence of favorable conditions for seed germination or gardener propagation techniques, the plant will enter a period of dormancy during the winter months, when it conserves energy and prepares for the next growing season. Each spring, the cycle resumes with new vegetative growth, ensuring the continual life cycle of the Prosperity Rose.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Rosa 'Prosperity' (Hybrid Musk) can be propagated most effectively through the method of softwood cuttings. The optimal time to take these cuttings is in late spring or early summer when new growth is mature enough to be firm but still soft at the tip. To propagate, one would cut a piece of stem about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) long, making sure it has a few sets of leaves. The lower leaves are removed, and the base of the cutting is dipped in rooting hormone to stimulate root development. The cutting is then planted in a mixture of sand and peat or a well-draining potting mix. Maintaining humidity around the cutting is crucial, often achieved by placing a clear plastic bag or a dome over the pot. With proper care, roots should begin to form in a few weeks, after which the new rose plant can be gradually adapted to less humid conditions and eventually moved to its permanent location in the garden.