English Rose Rosa Scepter'd Isle = 'Ausland' (PBR) (S)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose [Scepter'd Isle]


The Rosa 'Scepter'd Isle' is a variety of rose that is characterized by its beautiful and delicate appearance. This plant produces blooms that are typically soft pink in color, evoking a sense of classic English romance. The flowers themselves are full and cupped, often with a multitude of petals that create a lush, rounded appearance. These petals have a soft, almost powdery texture and can sometimes show off a paler color on the underside, giving each bloom a lovely two-tone effect. As the flowers mature, they may open further to reveal a loose rosette shape, with the outer petals lightening and the center petals retaining a warmer hue. The plant exudes an enchanting fragrance, which is often described as a classic, old rose scent with hints of myrrh and almond blossom, adding another layer of sensory delight. The foliage of the 'Scepter'd Isle' rose is typically a deep, glossy green, providing a rich contrast to the soft pink of the flowers. This creates a refreshing backdrop that highlights the beauty of the blooms, with the foliage often appearing dense and healthy, contributing to the overall visual impact of the plant. Throughout its blooming season, 'Scepter'd Isle' presents a display that is at once delicate and abundant, inviting onlookers to not only admire its visual charm but to also pause and enjoy the subtle yet pleasing aroma. The plant can serve as an enchanting addition to any garden space, offering a touch of traditional English garden aesthetics with its enchanting flowers and delightful fragrance.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Scepter'd Isle Rose, English Rose Scepter'd Isle

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Ausland'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant commonly known as English Rose is not considered toxic to humans. Ingesting parts of this plant is unlikely to cause poisoning or serious consequences to human health. However, it’s always advisable to avoid eating ornamental plants as a general precaution.

    • To pets

      The English Rose is generally considered non-toxic to pets as well. Ingestion of this plant should not cause poisoning or serious health issues for your pets. However, digestive discomfort or an allergic reaction cannot be completely ruled out if a pet ingests a significant quantity of roses. Always monitor your pet's health and consult a veterinarian if you have concerns after ingestion of any plant material.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      4 feet (1.22 meters)

    • Spread

      3 feet (0.91 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Offers charming pink blooms that can enhance the beauty of any garden or landscape.
    • Fragrance: Emits a delightful and strong myrrh fragrance, adding a sensory layer to the garden experience.
    • Repeat Flowering: Capable of multiple blooming periods throughout the growing season, providing long-lasting visual interest.
    • Disease Resistance: Shows resilience against common rose diseases, requiring less maintenance and care.
    • Cold Hardy: Adapts well to cooler climates, making it suitable for a wide range of geographical locations.
    • Attracts Wildlife: Provides nectar for pollinators like bees, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Versatility: Suitable for various garden roles, including borders, landscape accents, or as a specimen plant.
    • Compact Growth: Its smaller size makes it ideal for gardens with limited space or for container planting.

  • 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 Flavoring: Petals of roses can be used to impart a subtle floral flavor to baked goods, jams, or even beverages like tea.
    • Perfumery: Rose oil, extracted from the petals, is a valuable ingredient used in the production of high-quality fragrances.
    • Bath Additive: Dried petals can be added to bath water for a luxury, spa-like experience with a lovely scent and skin-soothing properties.
    • Natural Dyes: The petals can be used to make natural dyes for fabric, with shades varying from pink to yellow depending on the mordant used.
    • Garden Companionship: Roses can be planted in gardens as companion plants to deter pests or attract beneficial insects with their strong fragrance.
    • Artistic Inspiration: The beauty of roses has long been a muse for artists and poets, inspiring countless works of art and literature.
    • Symbolic Uses: Roses are used in various cultures to symbolize love, honor, faith, and beauty, making them popular choices for events and ceremonies.
    • Bioindicator: Roses can serve as bioindicators, as their growth and health may reflect environmental conditions such as soil quality and air pollution levels.
    • Decorative Crafts: Petals and hips can be used in potpourri, wreaths, or other decorative crafts for their beauty and fragrance.
    • Ice Cubes or Candies: Freeze petals in ice cubes for an elegant touch to drinks, or crystallize them with sugar to create edible decorations.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is used in Feng Shui to attract love, create a calming presence, and promote positive energy. Placing roses in the southwest corner of your garden or home is said to enhance romantic relationships and love prospects.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As a variety of rose, the Rosa 'Scepter'd Isle' symbolizes love and romance, reflecting the deep emotional connections and passion typically associated with roses.
    • Beauty: Roses, universally regarded as symbols of beauty, are often given to convey admiration for someone's physical or inner beauty, and 'Scepter'd Isle' with its delicate blooms is no exception.
    • Mystery and Secrecy: Historically, roses have been used to symbolize secrecy, with the term "sub rosa" (under the rose) indicating a confidential or secret exchange.
    • Honor: The rose's association with nobility and honor is highlighted in this variety's very name, 'Scepter'd Isle', evoking images of royal scepters and venerable tradition.
    • Devotion: The perennial nature of the rose bush and recurring blooms of 'Scepter'd Isle' can represent enduring and devoted love or friendship.

Every week
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The English Rose 'Scepter'd Isle' requires regular watering to maintain its health and vigor, especially during its first growing season to establish a deep root system. Water the rose deeply once a week, ensuring that the soil is moist to a depth of about 2 inches. In hotter, drier periods, increase watering to twice a week, providing about 1 to 2 gallons of water each time depending on the size and maturity of the plant. During the winter or in cooler climates, reduce watering but don't allow the soil to completely dry out. Ensure the water is applied directly to the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to fungal diseases.

  • sunLight

    The English Rose 'Scepter'd Isle' thrives best in full sunlight where it can receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. An ideal spot for this rose would be one that is sheltered from the harshest midday heat but still receives abundant morning and early afternoon sun. Avoid planting in areas with heavy shade or where buildings or other structures cast long shadows for the majority of the day.

  • thermometerTemperature

    English Rose 'Scepter'd Isle' prefers temperate conditions and can generally withstand temperatures between 10°F and 90°F. The ideal temperature range for this rose is between 65°F and 75°F to encourage healthy growth and bloom production. It's crucial to provide protection from extreme temperatures, such as by mulching the base in winter to insulate the roots and ensure adequate water during extreme heat to prevent stress.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the English Rose 'Scepter'd Isle' is essential to maintain its shape, encourage new growth, and maximize flowering. The best time to prune is in late winter or early spring when the plant is still dormant but just about to break into new growth. Remove any dead, damaged, or diseased branches and thin out the center of the bush to promote good air circulation. Cut back the remaining canes by about one-third to one-half of their length to promote strong new shoots.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    English Rose 'Scepter'd Isle' prefers well-drained loam with organic matter like compost and aged manure; mix in a bit of sand for drainage. Ideal soil pH is between 6.0 and 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    English Roses such as 'Scepter'd Isle' are usually not repotted as they are primarily grown outdoors; they require yearly mulching instead of repotting.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    English Rose 'Scepter'd Isle' thrives at average outdoor humidity levels; they do not have specific humidity requirements.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, ample water, and rich soil.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, well-drained soil, and regular water.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of 'Scepter'd Isle' rose begins with seed germination, which is not common for this cultivar as it's often propagated by cuttings for consistency. Once a cutting or seed germinates, it grows into a young seedling, developing its first true leaves. As the rose matures into a young plant, it undergoes vegetative growth, forming a bushy structure with compound leaves and thorny stems. This is followed by the flowering stage, where the rose produces fragrant, light pink blooms, typically from late spring through to fall in repetitive flushes. After pollination, if seeds are produced, they develop into rose hips, which can be harvested before the plant enters dormancy during the winter. In the spring, the rose reemerges from dormancy, restarting the cycle with new vegetative growth and preparation for the flowering season.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • Rosa Scepter'd Isle, commonly known as David Austin's English Rose 'Scepter'd Isle', is typically propagated through softwood cuttings, a method popular for many rose varieties. The best time to take cuttings is in late spring to early summer when new growth is vigorous and flexible but not too mature. To propagate, one selects healthy, non-flowering shoots and cuts a length of about 6 to 10 inches (approximately 15 to 25 centimeters), ensuring there are at least three leaf nodes present. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end is dipped in rooting hormone to encourage new root development. The cutting is then planted in a pot containing a mixture of peat and perlite to provide proper aeration and drainage. After planting, keeping the medium moist and the environment humid, often by covering the pot with a plastic bag or placing it in a propagator, is crucial. Root development may take several weeks, during which it's essential to maintain stable conditions and monitor for the growth of new shoots, a sign of successful propagation.