Skylark Rose Rosa Skylark = 'Ausimple' (PBR) (S)

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


The Rosa Skylark, known more commonly as a type of English Rose, showcases its beauty with a profusion of flowers. It bears charming, cup-shaped blooms that may appear as a soft pink color, subtly blending to a lighter pink or almost white at the edges, creating a delicate and romantic appearance. The petals tend to be neatly arranged in a classic rosette formation, which is a hallmark of many English Rose varieties. These roses exude a pleasing fragrance, with floral notes that may remind one of the allure of traditional rose gardens. As the blossoms mature over time, they may open further to expose a hint of yellow at their heart, where the stamens are nestled, adding depth and complexity to their overall aspect. The plant boasts a lush, green foliage that serves as a backdrop to the flowers, setting off their color and contributing to the overall aesthetic of the plant. The leaves are often glossy, contributing to a healthy and vibrant appearance that can enhance any garden setting. The Rosa Skylark may display several blooms on a single stem, which together create a delightful cluster of color and scent that can both enchant and captivate garden visitors.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Skylark Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Ausimple'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Roses, including the Rosa Skylark = 'Ausimple' (PBR) (S), are not considered toxic to humans. Generally, no severe symptoms are expected if any part of the rose is accidentally ingested. However, roses may cause minor symptoms, such as an upset stomach or nausea, if large amounts are eaten. The plant's thorns can also cause physical injury if not handled carefully.

    • To pets

      Roses, including the Rosa Skylark = 'Ausimple' (PBR) (S), are not considered toxic to pets. They are generally safe around animals, and ingestion typically does not lead to poisoning. However, as with humans, consuming large quantities may cause mild gastrointestinal upset in some pets. The thorns can cause injuries if a pet chews on the stems or plays around the rose bushes.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet [91 cm]

    • Spread

      3 feet [91 cm]

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds a touch of beauty to gardens with its vibrant and colorful blooms
    • Attracts Wildlife: Can attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects that aid in pollination
    • Easy Maintenance: Known for being low maintenance, which makes it suitable for gardeners of all skill levels
    • Long Blooming Season: Typically has a long flowering period, offering visual interest throughout the season
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, it can be quite drought-resistant, requiring less frequent watering
    • Adaptable: Capable of adapting to various soil types, though it prefers well-drained soil conditions
    • Privacy: When planted in groups or as a hedge, it can provide a degree of privacy and act as a natural border
    • Versatility: Suited for a range of garden styles, from formal to cottage, and can be used in borders, pots, or as a focal point
    • Cultural Symbolism: Roses are often associated with love and appreciation, making them ideal for a variety of celebratory gardens

  • 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

    • Artistic Inspiration: The Rosa Skylark's beautiful blooms can serve as a muse for artists and photographers, inspiring works of art or providing a vibrant subject for photography.
    • Edible Decoration: The petals from Rosa Skylark can be used as an edible garnish, adding an elegant touch to desserts and culinary presentations.
    • Botanical Dyes: The petals can be utilized to create natural dyes for fabrics, offering a sustainable alternative to synthetic dyes.
    • Natural Confetti: Dried petals of the Rosa Skylark can be used as biodegradable confetti for celebrations, a more eco-friendly option than traditional plastic confetti.
    • Floral Waters: Petals can be steeped in water to create lightly scented floral water for use in homemade cosmetics or room sprays.
    • Bookmarks: Pressed Rosa Skylark flowers can be laminated to create unique, floral-themed bookmarks for readers and bibliophiles.
    • Candle Making: Incorporating dried petals into candle making can add an attractive aesthetic and a mild fragrance to homemade candles.
    • Flower Arranging: Rosa Skylark stems can be used to teach flower arranging techniques, due to their sturdy stems and appealing form.
    • Culinary Experiments: The petals can be infused into syrups, jellies, or vinegars for a subtle floral flavor in various culinary creations.
    • Plant Companionship: Rosa Skylark can be planted alongside vegetables to attract pollinators, potentially increasing vegetable garden yields.

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: As a rose, Rosa Skylark is commonly associated with love and romantic affection, symbolizing deep emotion and heartfelt connections.
    • Beauty: Roses are widely recognized as a symbol of beauty, representing perfection and aesthetically pleasing qualities that are often admired.
    • Honor: In certain contexts, roses can represent honor and respect, making them suitable to celebrate achievements or pay tribute to someone's character.
    • Devotion: Roses, especially the giving of roses, can signify devotion and a committed attachment, often used in the context of relationships and love.
    • Mystery: A rose like Rosa Skylark might also be emblematic of mystery or secrecy, as roses have been used historically to convey messages that were meant to be kept confidential.
    • Balance: The well-proportioned form of a rose suggests balance, indicating harmony and equilibrium, making it a symbol for a balanced life or relationship.

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

    The English Rose 'Skylark' requires evenly moist soil, so water it when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Depending on weather conditions, this might mean watering once every 5 to 7 days. In hot, dry weather, increase watering to prevent stress, possibly requiring 2 to 3 gallons of water per week. During cooler, rainy periods, less frequent watering may be needed. It's important to water deeply and directly to the soil to encourage strong root growth, avoiding wetting the foliage to reduce the risk of disease.

  • sunLight

    The English Rose 'Skylark' thrives in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. Ideally, it should get at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Morning sunlight is particularly beneficial because it dries the dew on the leaves, which helps prevent fungal diseases. Avoid planting in deep shade as this can lead to poor blooming and a weak, leggy plant.

  • thermometerTemperature

    English Roses like 'Skylark' perform best in temperate climates, with ideal growing temperatures ranging between 65°F and 75°F. They can tolerate colder winters, surviving in temperatures as low as 20°F, and can also manage in warmer climates with temperatures reaching up to 90°F. However, protection from extreme cold and extreme heat will help maintain the plant's health and blooming capability.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the English Rose 'Skylark' is essential for maintaining plant health, promoting vigorous growth, and encouraging abundant flowering. Prune in late winter or early spring, removing dead or diseased wood and thinning out overcrowded branches to improve air circulation. Cut back the remaining canes by about one-third to one-half their height. Pruning should be done annually, with the best time usually being around late February to April, depending on the local climate.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    For the Rosa Skylark rose, a well-draining loamy soil mix with organic matter like compost or well-rotted manure is ideal. The pH should be slightly acidic to neutral, ranging from 6.0 to 7.0. Mulch can help maintain moisture and soil structure.

  • plantRepotting

    Rosa Skylark roses planted in containers may need repotting every 2-3 years or when roots become crowded. It's best to repot in spring before new growth starts.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Rosa Skylark roses prefer average humidity levels, generally around 40-60%. They can tolerate some variation but avoid extremely high humidity which can promote fungal diseases.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright light and good air circulation for Rosa Skylark.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sun, water regularly, and protect from strong winds.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of Rosa 'Skylark' begins with seed germination, which occurs when the environmental conditions are right, usually in damp, well-drained soil and with adequate warmth. The seedling emerges and develops into a juvenile plant with a growing stem and rudimentary leaves, progressing to a mature bush as it establishes a root system and foliage. As the plant matures, it begins the flowering stage, producing buds that bloom into the characteristic flowers of the 'Skylark' rose, which are noted for their fragrance and color. After pollination, which may be aided by insects such as bees, the flowers develop into hips (fruit) that contain seeds, completing the reproductive cycle. Throughout its life, the rose bush requires pruning to remove deadwood and shape the plant, promoting healthier growth and more abundant flowering for the next season. Finally, if conditions become unfavorable or the plant reaches the end of its lifespan, it enters a stage of senescence and dies, potentially leaving behind seeds to start the next generation if they find suitable conditions to germinate.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Early Summer

    • Rosa Skylark, commonly known as Skylark Rose, is best propagated through the technique of budding, which is a form of grafting. This method is typically carried out in late summer. A healthy, disease-free shoot, known as the scion, which bears the desired rose variety, is grafted onto a rootstock, typically a hardy rose with strong roots. A T-shaped cut is made in the rootstock, and a bud from the scion is inserted into the flap of the T-cut. The junction is then bound with a grafting tape or rubber band to keep it snug and in place while the bud heals and begins to grow, which usually takes a few weeks. After the bud has taken and started to grow, it's important to remove the wrapping and any canes of the rootstock that are directly above the new shoot to direct the plant's energy into the growth of the Skylark Rose.