Garland Rose Rosa 'The Garland' (Ra)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose 'The Garland'


Rosa 'The Garland' is a charming variety of rose that is celebrated for its distinctive flowering habit. The plant is adorned with delicate, semi-double flowers that possess a creamy white hue, often tinged with soft pink blush around the edges. The petals are arranged in a loose rosette shape, creating a romantic and airy appearance that is reminiscent of vintage rose gardens. The blooms are typically gathered in generous clusters, adding to the sense of abundance and creating a striking display when the plant is in full bloom. Each flower emanates a gentle fragrance that will enchant anyone passing by, providing a sensory experience as well as visual beauty. The foliage of 'The Garland' complements the flowers, with glossy green leaves that serve as a perfect backdrop. These leaves can have a slightly leathery texture, and their shape tends to be oval with a pointed tip, contributing to the overall elegance of the plant. Though the specific dimensions of 'The Garland' are not to be discussed, it is important to note that the plant's form is typically robust and bushy, allowing it to serve as both a focal point in a garden setting or to blend harmoniously when planted amongst other garden plants. This rose can be trained or guided in its growth to achieve a desired garden structure, which makes it a versatile choice for gardeners looking to add a touch of timeless grace to their outdoor spaces.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      The Garland Rose.

    • Common names

      Rosa 'The Garland' (Ra)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Garland rose is typically not considered toxic to humans. In general, roses are not known to be poisonous, and there are no significant toxic effects expected if parts of The Garland rose are ingested. However, the thorns can cause physical injury if not handled properly.

    • To pets

      The Garland rose is not considered toxic to pets either. Roses are generally regarded as safe for pets, and ingestion of rose petals or leaves usually does not lead to poisoning. As with humans, the main concern is the physical harm that can come from the thorns, which can cause injury if a pet tries to chew on the plant.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      15 feet (4.57 meters)

    • Spread

      15 feet (4.57 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds visual appeal with its long garlands of small, semi-double flowers that can create a romantic and vintage look in any garden.
    • Landscaping Versatility: Ideal for use as a climber over pergolas, walls, and fences, or even as a ground cover.
    • Fragrance: Emits a light and pleasant scent that can enhance the sensory experience of a garden.
    • Pollinator Attraction: Attracts bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, promoting biodiversity.
    • Long Blooming Period: Offers a long flowering season, typically from late spring to early autumn, providing sustained interest.
    • Privacy: When grown on structures, it can provide a natural privacy screen.
    • Historical Significance: Being a heritage variety, it can be a conversation starter and add a traditional element to the garden design.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • Vitamin C content: Rose hips, the fruit of rose plants like Rosa 'The Garland', are known to be rich in vitamin C, which is important for the immune system, skin health, and overall wellness. However, specific uses of Rosa 'The Garland' rose hips are not well documented.
    • Anti-inflammatory effects: Some rose species have been used in traditional medicine for their anti-inflammatory properties, which could be attributed to Rosa 'The Garland' as well, although direct evidence for this particular variety is lacking.
    • Antioxidant properties: Like many other members of the Rosa genus, Rosa 'The Garland' may possess certain levels of antioxidants which are beneficial for preventing oxidative stress and related health issues.
    This information is based on general knowledge about roses and their uses in traditional medicine. The specific medical applications of Rosa 'The Garland' (Rosa ra) are not well documented in scientific literature and should be approached with caution, as the exact properties may vary between rose varieties.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • The Garland rose petals are often used as a natural dye for fabrics, imparting a gentle pink to beige tint depending on the mordant used.
    • Rosehips from The Garland, developed after flowers fade, can be used in homemade skincare products for their vitamin-rich properties.
    • Dried Garland rose petals can be incorporated into homemade paper to add texture and fragrance to the finished product.
    • The strong fragrance of The Garland roses makes them ideal for creating natural potpourri mixtures, which can freshen up the smell of a room.
    • Petals of The Garland rose can be pressed and used in flower art or to decorate homemade candles for an elegant touch.
    • Rose water made from The Garland petals can be used in cooking to flavor pastries or drinks with a subtle floral note.
    • Dried petals of The Garland can also be used to make rose petal beads for homemade jewelry.
    • The Garland roses can be used in perfumery to capture the essence of roses in natural homemade perfumes.
    • In photography, The Garland roses can be subjects of macro photography, which highlights the intricate details of the flower's structure.
    • The Garland rose petals can be scattered in baths as an indulgent and fragrant bath soak.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is associated with love and romance in Feng Shui, and so the Garland rose can be used to enhance relationship luck. It should be placed in the Southwest area of the garden or home, as this area corresponds to love, marriage, and partnerships according to the Bagua map.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As a member of the rose family, 'The Garland' represents love and passion, carrying the universal symbolism of roses being associated with deep affection.
    • Beauty: Its elegant form and captivating blooms signify beauty, both physical and within, reflecting the admiration for aesthetic and inner grace.
    • Honor: Giving 'The Garland' rouge can be a way to show respect and honor to someone, acknowledging their achievements or virtues.
    • Devotion: The rose's association with devotion stems from its role in numerous historical and cultural contexts as a sign of commitment and fidelity.
    • Secrets: The tight buds of roses like 'The Garland' have been symbolic of secrets or confidentiality, traditionally used to indicate sworn silence or secrecy.
    • Balance: The harmonious structure of rose blooms may represent balance, with its symmetrical petals standing for order and peace.

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

    The Garland Rose should be watered deeply once a week during the growing season, providing about 1 inch of water which roughly translates to 0.623 gallons per square foot of soil area. The goal is to encourage deep root growth. In periods of drought or extreme heat, watering frequency should be increased to every 2-3 days. During winter, watering should be reduced significantly since the plant requires less moisture. It’s best to water early in the morning to reduce evaporation and to allow foliage to dry out, helping to prevent diseases.

  • sunLight

    The Garland Rose thrives in full sunlight, requiring at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. Choose a spot in the garden that is not shaded by trees or buildings to ensure your roses receive adequate light. Morning sun is particularly beneficial as it helps dry dew from the leaves, reducing the risk of fungal diseases.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Garland Rose does well in a range of temperatures but prefers an ideal range between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit. It can tolerate a minimum temperature down to around 20 degrees Fahrenheit but can be damaged by severe frost. During hot weather above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s important to provide adequate water and mulch to help keep the roots cool.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune The Garland Rose in late winter or early spring, just as new growth begins. Pruning maintains the shape of the plant, removes dead or diseased wood, and encourages healthy growth and abundant blooms. Cut back to around a third of the plant's height and remove any interior branches to improve air circulation. The best time for pruning is when the forsythia blooms.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for a Climbing Rose such as Rosa 'The Garland' comprises well-draining garden soil with added compost and aged manure, ensuring a rich and fertile base. The ideal soil pH for Climbing Roses should be between 6.0 and 7.0, which is slightly acidic to neutral.

  • plantRepotting

    Climbing Roses like Rosa 'The Garland' generally do not need frequent repotting as they are typically planted directly in the ground. If grown in containers, repotting every 2 to 3 years is sufficient to refresh the soil and provide space for root growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Climbing Roses, including Rosa 'The Garland', prefer outdoor conditions where the humidity is naturally regulated. They do not require high humidity; average atmospheric humidity is suitable for these plants.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, prune regularly, and maintain airflow for indoor Climbing Roses.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, regular watering, and annual pruning for healthy outdoor Climbing Roses.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Rosa 'The Garland', commonly known as a type of rambling rose, begins its life when a seed germinates, usually in spring. The seedling then develops roots and shoots, establishing itself as a young plant. As it matures, the rambling rose develops long, arching canes and leaves, and it may take several years to reach its full climbing or spreading potential. During the growing season, typically late spring to summer, it produces clusters of small, fragrant flowers that are often white or pale pink in color. After pollination by insects, these flowers produce hips (seed pods) which can propagate new plants if they fall to the ground. In winter, the rose may lose its leaves and become dormant, conserving energy until the next growing season.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Rosa 'The Garland', commonly known as the Garland rose, can be propagated most effectively through the method of softwood cuttings, which is the most popular for this particular variety. The ideal time for this process is in late spring or early summer when new growth is mature enough to be firm yet still flexible. To propagate by this method, you take a cutting of about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) from a vigorous, healthy cane, ensuring it includes at least two or three sets of leaves. The lower leaves need to be removed and the cut end dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development. The cutting is then planted in a well-draining rooting medium and kept under high humidity and indirect sunlight until roots have developed sufficiently, which typically takes several weeks. It's essential to maintain steady moisture without letting the cutting become waterlogged to prevent rot. This straightforward technique allows gardeners to clone preferred varieties, creating new plants that retain the qualities of 'The Garland' rose.