English Rose Rosa Rosemoor = 'Austough' (PBR) (S)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
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Rosa Rosemoor, known commonly as the English rose, presents a captivating display with its lush and opulent flowers. The blossoms are richly hued in shades that can evoke a classic rose palette, often appearing in deep pinks that can convey an impression of romance and timeless elegance. Each flower is densely packed with layers of petals, creating a full and classic rosette shape that effuses a delightful fragrance; a scent that is quintessentially rose, with touches of sweetness and depth that can perfume the air and draw garden admirers closer. The foliage of Rosa Rosemoor is typically lush and green, providing a striking contrast against the vibrancy of the flowers. The leaves are often glossy, contributing to the plant's overall vigor and enhancing its aesthetic appeal. As an English rose, it is carefully cultivated to bring out the best in both visual and olfactory qualities, making it an ever-popular choice for rose enthusiasts and gardeners aiming to infuse their spaces with classic beauty and fragrance. In terms of its overall form, Rosa Rosemoor is usually well-branched, creating an attractive bushy appearance that is well-suited for borders or as a standalone feature in a garden. The stems can be sturdy, supporting the weight of the flowers and allowing them to stand proudly amongst the foliage. This rose variety can exhibit a harmonious balance between its floral abundance and its greenery, making it a harmonious addition to any garden setting or landscape design.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Rosemoor Rose, Austough Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa Rosemoor 'Austough'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The rose, known as Rosa Rosemoor 'Austough', is not considered toxic to humans. However, it is important to note that any plant material can cause discomfort if ingested in large quantities. Typically, roses do not produce symptoms of poisoning in humans upon ingestion. Most parts of the plant are considered safe, but the risk mainly resides in the possibility of choking or mechanical injury from the thorns.

    • To pets

      For pets, roses including the Rosa Rosemoor 'Austough', are generally regarded as non-toxic. However, just like for humans, the thorns may pose a risk of physical injury. Eating the roses may lead to mild gastrointestinal upset due to the ingestion of plant material that pets are not accustomed to eating, but significant toxicity is not expected. If a pet ingests a large amount of rose material, it may experience symptoms such as diarrhea or vomiting, although this is due to the unusual matter in the diet rather than any specific toxic principles in the plant.

  • 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

    • Aesthetic Appeal: The Rosa Rosemoor offers an attractive display of deep red, cup-shaped flowers that can enhance the beauty of any garden.
    • Fragrance: These roses emit a delightful, classic rose fragrance, adding a sensory appeal to the garden.
    • Repeat Flowering: Known for its ability to bloom multiple times in a season, providing long-lasting color and interest.
    • Disease Resistance: This variety has been bred for improved resistance to common rose diseases such as rust, powdery mildew and black spot.
    • Hardiness: Rosa Rosemoor is a hardy plant that can survive in a range of climates and withstand colder temperatures once established.
    • Compact Growth: With its compact, bushy growth habit, it is suitable for small gardens or growing in containers.
    • Low Maintenance: Requires relatively low maintenance compared to other rose varieties, making it suitable for beginner gardeners.
    • Pollinator Friendly: Attracts bees and other beneficial insects, supporting biodiversity in the garden.
    • Versatility: Can be used in a variety of garden designs, including borders, hedges, and as a stand-alone specimen.
    • Cut Flowers: The blooms are excellent for cutting and creating floral arrangements.

  • 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 petals of Rosa Rosemoor can be used to add a splash of color and a subtle floral flavor to salads, desserts, and cocktails.
    • Botanical dyes - The petals can be used to dye fabrics or paper, providing a natural alternative to artificial colorants.
    • Natural confetti - Dried petals can serve as a biodegradable alternative to traditional confetti for celebrations and festive occasions.
    • Bath soaks - Petals can be added to bathwater for a luxurious, fragrant soak that is said to help soothe the skin and relax the senses.
    • Floral art - Pressed or dried petals can be used in creating botanical artwork or in compositions such as potpourri.
    • Aromatherapy - The fragrance of the rose petals can be incorporated into homemade aromatherapy products like sachets or infused oils.
    • Floral ice cubes - Petals can be frozen in ice cubes to add elegance and flavor to beverages.
    • Educational tool - Rosa Rosemoor can be used in educational settings to teach botany, especially regarding the anatomy of flowers and pollination.
    • Companion planting - This rose can be planted alongside other garden plants to enhance the overall biodiversity and health of garden ecosystems.
    • Photography subject - The beauty of the Rosa Rosemoor can be captured in photography, contributing to fine art or stock photos.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is used in Feng Shui to enhance positive energy related to love and romance. Place roses in the Southwest area of your garden or home to attract romantic relationships, or in the living room to promote a loving atmosphere within the family.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As a rose, the Rosa Rosemoor typically symbolizes love and affection. The deep connection of roses with romance and passionate feelings is well-known throughout various cultures.
    • Beauty: The elegant form and the beauty of its blossoms represent the aesthetic and often fleeting nature of physical attractiveness.
    • Honor: The rose is often seen as a symbol of honor and reverence, and may be used to pay respect to individuals or important occasions.
    • Devotion: The rose's long-standing association with love also extends to devotion and loyalty in relationships.
    • Mystery: Some roses, especially those with darker hues, can carry an air of mystery and intrigue, symbolizing the unknown or the secretive.
    • Balance: The symmetry of the rose may symbolize balance and harmony, resonating with a sense of order and peace.

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

    For English Roses such as the Rosa Rosemoor, adjust watering depending on the climate and soil conditions, but a general rule is to provide deep watering twice a week. Ensure each plant receives about 1 to 1.5 gallons of water, focusing at the base to avoid wetting the foliage which can promote disease. In hot, dry periods, you may need to water more frequently to maintain moist but not waterlogged soil. Reduce watering in the winter when the plant is dormant. It's important to avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

  • sunLight

    English Roses, including the Rosa Rosemoor, thrive in full sunlight, requiring at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight each day. This exposure ensures vigorous growth and abundant blooms. Select a planting spot that receives morning light and some afternoon shade in extremely hot climates to prevent scorching.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Rosa Rosemoor prefers moderate temperatures and will perform best in zones with an ideal growing range between 60°F and 75°F. Extreme cold below 20°F can damage the plant, and it can also struggle in prolonged temperatures over 90°F. For best flowering, protect the plant from harsh winter winds and extreme summer heat with appropriate plant placement and mulching.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune the Rosa Rosemoor in late winter or early spring to shape the plant, remove dead or diseased wood, and encourage healthy growth and flowering. Pruning promotes better air circulation and light penetration, vital for plant health. Deadhead spent blooms throughout the growing season to promote continued flowering.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Rosa Rosemoor, commonly known as 'English Rose', thrives in fertile, well-draining loam. The ideal soil mix includes equal parts garden soil, compost, and coarse sand or perlite. An optimal pH for roses is between 6.0 and 7.0 to ensure nutrient availability and plant health.

  • plantRepotting

    English Roses like Rosa Rosemoor do not need frequent repotting and are typically repotted once every 2 to 4 years. Repot only when the plant becomes root-bound or the soil is exhausted.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    English Roses are hardy and adapt to outdoor humidity levels well; however, they prefer moderate humidity. Avoid extremely high humidity environments to prevent disease.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

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

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sunny spot, enrich soil, water deeply, mulch and prune.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-10 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Rosa Rosemoor 'Austough' (PBR) (S), commonly known as the English Rose, begins its life as a dormant bare-root plant or potted young rose during winter or early spring, when it is planted in well-prepared soil. As temperatures warm, it breaks dormancy, sprouts new shoots, and develops compound leaves. Throughout late spring and summer, the English Rose proceeds to its rapid growth phase, producing long canes, lush foliage, and eventually buds. The buds bloom from late spring to fall, showcasing its fragrant, repeat-flowering blooms that come in flushes every few weeks. After the flowering period, the plant focuses on developing hips (seed pods) if the spent flowers are not deadheaded, entering a reproductive stage. In preparation for winter, the rose enters a period of dormancy once again, during which it conserves energy and rests, completing its annual cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Rosa Rosemoor 'Austough' (PBR) (S), commonly referred to as an English rose, is typically propagated through a method called softwood cuttings. This popular propagation technique involves taking a cutting of new growth from the parent plant when the stems are green and flexible but mature enough to snap when bent. The ideal time for this method is late spring to early summer. The cutting, about 6 inches (15 centimeters) in length, should have several leaves but the lower leaves are removed and the stem is cut just below a leaf node. It's then dipped into rooting hormone powder to encourage root development and placed into a pot with a well-draining soil mix. These cuttings should be kept in a warm, humid environment with indirect light until they root, which generally takes a few weeks to a couple of months. The new plants are carefully monitored for growth and watered consistently to maintain moist soil without becoming waterlogged.