Ruby Wedding Rose Rosa 'Ruby Wedding' (HT)

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


The Rosa 'Ruby Wedding', often referred to simply as a rose, is celebrated for its stunning flowers that exude sophistication and elegance. The blossoms are a deep, velvety red, a color that symbolizes love and passion, making it particularly popular for anniversaries, especially the 40th, which is traditionally known as the ruby anniversary. The flowers are large and double, with layers of petals that unfold from a central point, creating a classic rose shape. The petals have a silky texture and might appear almost ruffled at the edges, adding to the overall luxurious feel of the blooms. The foliage of the Rose 'Ruby Wedding' perfectly complements its flowers, with glossy, green leaves that have a leathery quality. These leaves provide a magnificent backdrop, highlighting the vibrancy of the flowers and contributing to the plant's robust appearance. The stems can be sturdy, often armed with thorns, which serves as a protective mechanism for the plant. Throughout its blooming season, the 'Ruby Wedding' rose exudes a delightful fragrance that can enchant the surrounding space, making it a favorite choice for gardens or floral arrangements where scent is a cherished aspect. This variety is admired not only for its visual appeal but also for the sensory experience it provides through its captivating aroma.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Hybrid Tea Rose, Ruby Wedding Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Ruby Wedding' (HT)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Hybrid Tea Rose is generally considered non-toxic to humans. Ingesting parts of this plant is not typically associated with serious poisoning. However, it is important to note that any plant material can cause discomfort or a reaction if ingested in large quantities or when individuals have specific allergies or sensitivities. Such reactions could include gastrointestinal discomfort or mild nausea, but serious toxicity is unlikely.

    • To pets

      The Hybrid Tea Rose is generally considered non-toxic to pets. If a pet ingests the petals or leaves of this rose plant, they are not expected to experience significant illness. Nonetheless, thorns can potentially cause injury if they puncture the skin or are ingested. The physical complications could include mouth or throat pain, punctures, or possible gastrointestinal blockage from ingesting large pieces of the plant material with thorns. However, these concerns are mechanical rather than related to toxicity.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3-4 feet (0.91-1.22 meters)

    • Spread

      2-3 feet (0.61-0.91 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Rose 'Ruby Wedding' boasts vibrant red blooms that add a touch of elegance and beauty to any garden or landscape.
    • Scent: This variety offers a pleasing fragrance, which can enhance the sensory experience of a garden.
    • Landscaping Versatility: Suitable for borders, hedges, and as a focal point, providing flexibility in garden design.
    • Pollinator Attraction: Like many roses, 'Ruby Wedding' attracts bees and other pollinators, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Celebratory Significance: Its name makes it an ideal gift to commemorate ruby wedding anniversaries.
    • Hardiness: Known for being a robust plant, capable of withstanding various garden conditions when properly cared for.
    • Long Blooming Period: Offers a long season of interest with its flowers, which can repeatedly bloom from late spring to early fall.

  • 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

    • As a natural dye: The deep red petals of the Rosa 'Ruby Wedding' can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics, giving them a vibrant hue without the use of synthetic chemicals.
    • In perfumery: While not commonly done due to its rarity, petals of the Rosa 'Ruby Wedding' can be distilled to create a unique and luxurious rose oil or fragrance for high-end perfumes.
    • As a flavoring agent: The petals can be used to infuse flavor into beverages and desserts, imparting a subtle rose taste to items such as teas, jams, or pastries.
    • In potpourri: Dried petals of the Rosa 'Ruby Wedding' can be included in potpourri mixes to add color and a mild fragrance to a room.
    • For bath products: The petals can be included in homemade bath bombs, salts, or soaps for a touch of elegance and a soft rose scent.
    • In crafting: The stems and thorns of the Rosa 'Ruby Wedding' can be used in crafting, for example, to create natural wreaths or as part of a rustic floral arrangement.
    • As a colorant in papermaking: The petals can be used to tint handmade paper, giving it a unique pinkish-reddish coloration.
    • In wedding decorations: As its name suggests, it could be specifically sought after for ruby wedding anniversaries to create themed floral arrangements or bouquets.
    • As an educational tool: The Rosa 'Ruby Wedding' can be used in horticultural studies and botany classes to demonstrate rose cultivation and hybridization techniques.
    • In photography: As a subject for botanical photography, the rose's vibrant red color can be used to create striking images that highlight its beauty.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: The Rose is traditionally associated with love, affection, and strong emotional bonds. The 'Ruby Wedding' variety, in particular, symbolizes deep, enduring love, reflecting the connection celebrated at a 40th wedding anniversary.
    • Beauty: Roses have long been considered a symbol of beauty due to their elegant and alluring flowers, representing the physical and inner beauty of a person or relationship.
    • Devotion: Rosas, as a genus, often signify loyalty and commitment, with the 'Ruby Wedding' rose epitomizing a devoted partnership that has flourished over four decades.
    • Passion: The rich red color of the 'Ruby Wedding' rose is emblematic of deep passion and romantic love, commonly given to convey strong emotions.
    • Honor: Giving a 'Ruby Wedding' rose can be a way to pay tribute to a couple's long-lasting marriage, honoring their journey and the life they have built together.
    • Celebration: This particular rose, aligned with a 40th anniversary, is a symbol of celebration, marking the joyous occasion and milestone in a couple's life.

Every 2-5 days
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Late Winter to Early Spring
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Hybrid Tea Roses, like the 'Ruby Wedding,' should be deeply watered once a week with about 1 to 1.5 gallons of water per bush to ensure moisture reaches the deep roots. During hot or dry weather, increase the frequency to twice a week. Water early in the day to allow foliage to dry out and avoid overhead watering to reduce the risk of diseases. It's important to avoid waterlogged soil, so adjust your watering based on rainfall and check the soil moisture level regularly.

  • sunLight

    Hybrid Tea Roses require full sun for optimal growth and flowering, so the 'Ruby Wedding' should be placed in a spot that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Avoid overly shaded areas, as insufficient sunlight can lead to poor blooming and increased susceptibility to diseases.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The 'Ruby Wedding' Hybrid Tea Rose thrives in temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. At night, temperatures should not drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. These roses can generally survive winter cold down to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but may require protection in climates that experience extreme cold.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune your 'Ruby Wedding' Hybrid Tea Rose in early spring after the last frost to promote healthy growth and encourage flowering. Pruning is needed to remove dead or diseased wood, shape the plant, and improve air circulation. Conduct a heavier prune once a year, but also remove spent flowers and any weak or crossing stems throughout the growing season to maintain plant health and appearance.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Hybrid Tea Roses like 'Ruby Wedding' prefer well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. A mix of equal parts loam, peat, and well-aged compost works well. The ideal pH for these roses is slightly acidic to neutral, around 6.5 to 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    Hybrid Tea Roses typically do not need regular repotting as they are usually planted directly into the garden. If grown in containers, repotting every 2-3 years may be necessary to refresh the soil.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Hybrid Tea Roses, including 'Ruby Wedding', thrive in moderate humidity levels. They do not require high humidity and are quite adaptable to the humidity found in typical outdoor environments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure ample light, good air circulation, and monitor watering.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, amend soil with compost, provide adequate water.

    • Hardiness zone

      6-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Hybrid Tea rose 'Ruby Wedding' begins with seed germination, which is relatively uncommon in cultivated varieties like this, as they are typically propagated via cuttings or grafting. Once rooted, cuttings grow into young plants, entering the vegetative stage where they develop a strong root system and foliage. This is followed by the flowering stage, where roses typically bloom from late spring through fall, producing iconic, fragrant red flowers. After pollination, if it occurs, the plant may produce hips (fruit), containing seeds that can lead to new plants if they find suitable conditions. During the winter months, the 'Ruby Wedding' rose enters a dormant period, conserving energy and reducing growth until warmer temperatures return in spring. Throughout its life, which can span several decades with proper care, the plant will go through repeated cycles of growth, flowering, and dormancy.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Late Winter to Early Spring

    • Propogation: The most popular method to propagate the Hybrid Tea Rose 'Ruby Wedding' is through softwood cuttings. This process typically takes place in early summer when new growth is about 5 to 10 inches long and the stem has not yet hardened. A gardener selects a healthy, disease-free shoot and cuts a piece approximately 6 inches (around 15 cm) long, making a straight cut beneath a leaf node. The lower leaves are removed, and the base of the cutting is treated with a rooting hormone to encourage root development. This stem is then planted in a pot with well-draining soil, ensuring at least two leaf nodes are buried where roots and new shoots can develop. The cutting should be kept moist and placed in a warm, bright area but out of direct sunlight until roots have established, after which it can be transplanted to a more permanent location.