English Rose Rosa Sweet Juliet = 'Ausleap' (S)

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


The Rosa 'Sweet Juliet', commonly referred to as simply the Sweet Juliet rose, boasts beautifully formed flowers that exude a captivating charm. The individual blooms showcase a stunning apricot hue, which can range from a warm peach to a soft orange-pink. The petals are arranged in a classic cupped shape that is synonymous with traditional English roses, revealing a densely packed spiraling center that gradually opens up to a more relaxed and open blossom. As the flowers age, they may exhibit a lighter tone, displaying a gentle gradient of color that adds to the visual allure of the plant. The velvety texture of the petals invites one to reach out and gently touch them, enhancing the sensory experience of the garden. The Sweet Juliet rose exudes a delightful fragrance that can permeate the air around it. This scent is often described as a sweet, with hints of fruity notes that can include touches of fresh citrus and a subtle undercurrent of a classic rose aroma. The fragrance of these blooms is potent enough to be a standout feature in the garden, especially on warm days when the air magnifies the scent. The foliage of the Sweet Juliet rose is a lush, dark green that provides a perfect backdrop to the enchanting flowers. The leaves possess a healthy sheen that reflects sunlight, highlighting the natural beauty of the plant. This foliage is not just attractive but also serves as a strong foundation for the blooms, creating a harmonious contrast between the green of the leaves and the warm apricot of the flowers. The overall growth habit of the plant is well-shaped, displaying a sense of balance and proportion that makes it an excellent choice for planting in a variety of settings, from rose beds to standalone positions in a garden landscape. Its attractive appearance is a testament to its thoughtful cultivation, representing a marriage of form, color, and fragrance that characterizes the Sweet Juliet rose.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Sweet Juliet Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Ausleap'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Roses are not considered toxic to humans. Generally, no severe symptoms are expected if any part of the rose plant, such as the petals, leaves, or stems, is ingested. However, it's important to note that roses have thorns that can cause physical injury if not handled carefully. Ingesting large quantities of any non-food plant material could potentially cause discomfort or an upset stomach due to the plant's fiber content and natural compounds, but roses are not known for causing serious poisoning or toxic symptoms in humans.

    • To pets

      Roses, in general, are considered non-toxic to pets. They are not expected to cause any serious symptoms of poisoning if a pet chews on or ingests parts of the rose plant, such as the flowers or leaves. However, similar to the risk for humans, the thorns on rose plants can cause physical injuries to pets, such as scratches or punctures. Ingestion of large amounts of plant material might lead to gastrointestinal upset, such as vomiting or diarrhea, but roses are not known to be a source of serious poisoning in pets.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet 2 inches (0.97 meters)

    • Spread

      2 feet 4 inches (0.71 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: The Sweet Juliet rose features beautiful apricot-hued blooms that can enhance the visual appeal of any garden or landscape.
    • Fragrance: This variety of rose is known for its delightful and strong fragrance, which can perfume the surrounding air.
    • Garden Variety: Ideal for garden planting due to its manageable size and attractive bushy growth habit.
    • Cut Flowers: The blooms hold well when cut, making them excellent for floral arrangements and bouquets.
    • Disease Resistance: Has a good level of resistance to common rose diseases, reducing the need for chemical treatments.
    • Pollinator Attraction: Attracts beneficial pollinators like bees, which are vital for the health of the garden and the environment.
    • Versatility: Suitable for planting in mixed borders, rose gardens, or can be used as an informal hedge.
    • Long Blooming: Often has a long flowering season, providing color and interest in the garden for an extended period.

  • 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

    • Cooking ingredient: The petals of the Rosa Sweet Juliet can be used to add a subtle floral flavor to dishes such as salads, desserts, and jams.
    • Natural fabric dye: The petals can be boiled to produce a natural dye for fabrics, offering hues from pink to orange depending on the mordant used.
    • Bath additive: Dried petals can be added to bathwater for a fragrant, relaxing experience, often used in homemade bath bombs or soaks.
    • Aromatherapy: The scent of the Rosa Sweet Juliet is used in aromatherapy for its stress-relieving and mood-enhancing properties.
    • Crafts: The dried petals can be incorporated into potpourri or used as a natural decoration in various craft projects, like handmade paper or bookmarks.
    • Floral water: Distilling the petals can create a floral water or hydrosol, which can be used as a linen spray or a gentle facial toner.
    • Culinary decoration: Fresh petals can be used to decorate cakes and other confections, adding an elegant touch to desserts.
    • Flavor infusion: The petals can be infused in syrups, vinegars, or oils to impart a floral note to these condiments.
    • Wedding confetti: Dried, biodegradable petals of Rosa Sweet Juliet can serve as eco-friendly confetti for weddings or other celebrations.
    • Photography: The rose can be used in floral photography, not only as the primary subject but also as a setting detail to enhance the composition.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is often used in Feng Shui for its ability to attract love and create a positive chi flow, thus a Sweet Juliet rose could be placed in the Southwest area of a garden or home to enhance romance and relationships, or in any living space where the intention is to create a loving and harmonious atmosphere.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not specifically tied to Zodiac sign compatibility; therefore, the Sweet Juliet rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As a member of the rose family, Sweet Juliet symbolizes love and romantic affection, mirroring the timeless association of roses with deep emotional connections.
    • Beauty: The Sweet Juliet rose, with its exquisite form and coloring, represents beauty, both physical and that which is found within. Its captivating appearance embodies perfection and grace.
    • Devotion: Often given as a gift, this plant is a symbol of deep devotion and commitment, suggesting unwavering dedication between individuals.
    • Secret Love: Roses sometimes indicate a love that is hidden or unspoken, and Sweet Juliet roses can carry the message of a secret admirer or covert feelings of affection.
    • Admiration: Sweet Juliet roses can convey admiration, with their bloom being a way to express high regard and respect for someone's qualities or achievements.

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

    The Sweet Juliet rose should be watered deeply and thoroughly to encourage deep root growth, typically with about 1 inch of water per week. Watering should be done early in the morning to allow foliage to dry out during the day and help prevent fungal diseases. Ensure that the soil is dry to the touch before watering again to avoid overwatering. During hotter, drier periods, you may need to increase watering frequency, but always check the soil moisture level first. Providing approximately 1 gallon of water for each plant once a week should be adequate, adjusting for rainfall and temperature changes.

  • sunLight

    The Sweet Juliet rose thrives in full sunlight, meaning it requires at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. Planting in a sunny spot ensures the best growth and flower production. Roses can tolerate some shade, especially in hotter climates where they may benefit from protection from the intense afternoon sun. However, too much shade can reduce blooming and increase the risk of disease.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Sweet Juliet rose prefers moderate temperatures and can generally survive in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 10, indicating a minimum temperature tolerance of -20 to -10 degrees Fahrenheit. The ideal growing temperatures for this rose are between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. While this rose can endure cold winters, it benefits from protection during extreme cold spells and proper mulching to safeguard its root system.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the Sweet Juliet rose is essential for maintaining plant health, encouraging airflow, and promoting vigorous blooming. Prune in late winter or early spring, removing dead or diseased wood and thinning out crowded areas. Cut back approximately one-third of the plant to shape it and encourage new growth. The best time for a major prune is when the plant is still dormant, before the onset of new growth.

  • broomCleaning

    Not needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the English Rose 'Sweet Juliet' should be well-drained and loamy with added organic matter like compost or rotted manure. A balanced mix with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0 is ideal to foster strong root development and optimal growth.

  • plantRepotting

    English Roses like 'Sweet Juliet' that are grown in containers should be repotted every 2 to 3 years to rejuvenate the soil and provide room for root growth; spring is the best time to do this.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    'Sweet Juliet', like most English Roses, prefers moderate ambient humidity. They are quite adaptable but consistently high humidity levels can promote fungal diseases, so good air circulation is necessary to minimize these risks.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright, direct light and ample airflow to grow 'Sweet Juliet' inside.

    • Outdoor

      Plant 'Sweet Juliet' in full sun with rich, well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-10 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Rosa 'Sweet Juliet' ('Ausleap') begins with germination, where the seeds sprout in the presence of the right conditions. From germination, the plant enters a vegetative state, characterized by leaf and stem growth but no flower production. Once mature, it transitions to the flowering stage, during which buds develop and bloom into the Sweet Juliet's distinctive apricot-orange roses. After pollination, typically by insects, the roses will form hips, which contain the seeds for the next generation of plants. As the seasons change, the Sweet Juliet may undergo a period of dormancy, especially in colder climates, shedding leaves and conserving energy. With the return of favorable weather, the plant resumes growth, thus beginning a new life cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Rosa 'Sweet Juliet', also known as 'Ausleap', is commonly propagated through a method known as softwood cuttings. This involves taking a cutting from the rose bush, usually in late spring or early summer when the plant's new growth is just hardening off but still pliable. The cutting, which should be about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) in length, is taken from a healthy, disease-free branch. The lower leaves are removed, leaving a few at the top, and the cut end is often dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development. The cutting is then placed in a well-draining soil mix, ensuring that the remaining leaves are above the soil surface. The soil is kept moist but not waterlogged, and the cutting is usually placed in a warm environment with indirect light until roots have established, a process that can take several weeks. Once rooted, the new plant can be gradually acclimatized to outdoor conditions and eventually planted out in the garden.