English Rose Rosa Queen of Sweden = 'Austiger' (PBR) (S)

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


Rosa 'Queen of Sweden' is an enchanting rose variety that is admired for its beautiful form and exquisite blooms. The flowers of this plant display a soft, warm pink hue that can range from a pale pastel to a more medium pink as they mature. The petals are arranged in a classic, cupped shape, which gives the blooms an elegant and luxurious appearance. Each flower is densely packed with numerous petals that can sometimes create a slightly ruffled look at the edges adding to its charm. The rose blooms are known for their delicate and alluring fragrance, which adds to the sensory experience of the plant. The leaves of Rosa 'Queen of Sweden' are a dark, glossy green providing a lush backdrop for the stunning flowers. The contrast between the green foliage and the pink blossoms is visually striking, making this rose a highly desirable addition to any garden or floral arrangement. The overall appearance of the plant is one of timeless grace and beauty, which is why it continues to be a favorite among gardeners and rose enthusiasts.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Queen of Sweden Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Austiger'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The rose is not known to be toxic to humans. Therefore, ingestion of rose petals, leaves or stems typically does not result in poisoning or serious side effects. Nonetheless, it is generally not recommended to consume any part of ornamental plants due to potential pesticide residue, and the thorns of roses can cause physical injury if not handled properly.

    • To pets

      The rose is not considered toxic to pets. Both dogs and cats can usually ingest the petals and leaves without experiencing poisoning. However, ingestion of large quantities might lead to mild gastrointestinal upset, and the thorns can potentially cause injury to the mouth or paws. It is always advisable to monitor pets around plants and discourage them from chewing on non-food items.

  • 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

    • Attractive Aesthetics: The Rosa 'Queen of Sweden' offers elegant, soft pink blooms that can enhance the beauty of any garden.
    • Pleasant Fragrance: This variety is known for its delightful scent, adding a layer of sensory pleasure to the garden experience.
    • Continuous Blooming: It typically flowers repeatedly from early summer to fall, providing long-lasting visual interest.
    • Pollinator-Friendly: The blooms attract bees and other pollinators, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Disease Resistance: The 'Queen of Sweden' rose is bred for improved resistance to common rose diseases such as black spot and rust.
    • Cut Flower Use: Roses from this plant are excellent for cutting and arranging in bouquets due to their form and longevity.
    • Compact Growth: Its bushy and upright growth habit makes it suitable for smaller gardens or mixed borders.
    • Hardiness: It is relatively hardy and can withstand colder climates, depending on the specific zone recommendations.
    • Low Maintenance: This cultivar may require less maintenance compared to other roses, due to its disease resistance and growth habit.

  • 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

    • Edible Petals: The petals of the Queen of Sweden rose can be used in culinary dishes, such as salads, to add a subtle floral flavor and a splash of color.
    • Natural Fabric Dye: The petals can be boiled to create a natural dye for fabrics, resulting in soft pink hues.
    • Floral Water: Petals can be steeped in water to create a floral-scented water that can be used as a refreshing room spray or linen mist.
    • Flower Art: Pressed petals can be used in craft projects, such as creating botanical prints or embellishing handmade paper.
    • Rose Petal Confetti: Dried petals can serve as a biodegradable alternative to traditional confetti at weddings or celebrations.
    • Bath Soak: Petals can be added to bathwater for a luxurious and aromatic soak, without any therapeutic claims.
    • Aromatherapy: The subtle fragrance of Queen of Sweden rose petals can be used in potpourri mixes to naturally scent a room.
    • Candle Making: The petals can be incorporated into homemade candles for a decorative touch.
    • Floral Ice Cubes: Freeze petals in ice cubes to add a touch of elegance to beverages for special occasions.
    • Decoration: Fresh or dried roses can be used to adorn cakes or desserts for an elegant finishing touch.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Rose is used in Feng Shui to attract love and create a calming and peaceful energy. It is recommended to place roses in the Southwest area of the garden or home to enhance romance and relationship luck according to the Bagua map.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As a rose, the Queen of Sweden rose is commonly associated with love and romantic affection, reflecting deep emotion and matters of the heart.
    • Beauty: The elegant form and delicate color of this rose symbolize beauty both in a physical and spiritual sense.
    • Elegance: Its sophisticated appearance makes the Queen of Sweden rose a symbol of grace and poise.
    • Honor: Named for royalty, the rose aligns with the noble qualities of honor and respect.
    • Femininity: The gentle hue and softness of the petals represent feminine qualities and sometimes, motherhood.

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

    The Queen of Sweden rose should be watered deeply once a week, providing about 1 to 1.5 gallons of water per plant, ensuring that the water penetrates the soil to reach the roots. During hot or dry weather, monitor the rose more closely as it may require more frequent watering, up to two or three times a week. It is important to avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases and instead direct water at the base of the plant. During the winter or in cooler climates, watering can be reduced, adjusting to the plant's needs based on rainfall and soil moisture levels.

  • sunLight

    Queen of Sweden roses thrive in a location that offers full sun for at least 6 hours a day, as ample sunlight is essential for the health and bloom production of the plant. The ideal spot is one without shade from nearby trees or buildings, ensuring the plant receives direct and uninterrupted sunlight throughout the day. Avoid planting in areas that are too shaded or where the rose would be subject to the shadows of other plants or structures.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Queen of Sweden roses do best in temperate conditions and can typically withstand temperatures down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit during dormancy in winter. The ideal growing temperatures for this rose are between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, which promotes robust growth and flowering. While these roses can survive occasional spikes in temperature, prolonged exposure to heat above 90 degrees Fahrenheit may stress the plant.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Queen of Sweden roses is essential to maintain their health, shape, and to encourage prolific blooming. Prune in late winter or early spring, removing dead, damaged, or diseased wood and thinning out crowded areas to enhance air circulation. Cut back the remaining canes by about one third to one half to promote strong new growth. Periodic deadheading during the blooming season encourages further flowering and maintains the rose's appearance.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The English Rose 'Queen of Sweden' prefers well-drained loam with organic matter. Ideal soil pH is between 6.0 and 7.0. A mix of one-third each of garden soil, compost, and sharp sand or grit can work well for these roses.

  • plantRepotting

    English Roses like 'Queen of Sweden' should be repotted very infrequently; they prefer to be left undisturbed if possible. Transplanting is typically done only if the shrub outgrows its space or needs soil replacement, approximately every 5-10 years.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    English Roses such as 'Queen of Sweden' are best suited to outdoor conditions where humidity is moderate. They thrive in levels that mirror the typical outdoor range, which is generally between 40-60%.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide full light, consistent watering, and ample space.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, well-drained soil, regular watering, and pruning.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA.

  • circleLife cycle

    The 'Queen of Sweden' rose, like other roses, begins its life cycle when the seeds germinate after a period of stratification to mimic winter conditions. It progresses through a seedling phase, where it develops its first true leaves and establishes a root system. The plant enters a vegetative growth phase, during which it produces stems, leaves, and thorns, followed by the development of flower buds. Blossoming occurs, displaying the characteristic pastel pink, fragrant flowers, which attract pollinators for sexual reproduction. After pollination and fertilization, the flowers develop into rose hips (fruit) containing seeds, which when mature, can be dispersed to begin a new life cycle. The 'Queen of Sweden' rose, being a perennial, will continue this cycle for several years, with dormancy in winter and renewed growth each spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Rosa 'Queen of Sweden', or more commonly known as the Queen of Sweden rose, is best propagated through the method of semi-hardwood cuttings, which is a popular method due to its relative ease and effectiveness. This technique is typically carried out in late summer or early autumn, when the stems are semi-ripe – not too soft and not too woody. To propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings, choose a healthy, non-flowering shoot and cut a length of about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) using sharp, sterilized pruners. The bottom end of the cutting should be cut just below a leaf node, and the leaves on the lower half of the cutting should be removed. Dip the cut end in rooting hormone powder to encourage root growth, and then plant the cutting in a pot filled with a mix of peat and coarse sand. The cutting should be kept in a well-lit area but out of direct sunlight, and the potting mix should be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged. With proper care, the cutting will develop a healthy root system over several weeks, after which it can eventually be transplanted into the garden.