English Rose Rosa Wildeve = 'Ausbonny' (PBR) (S)

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


The Rosa Wildeve, often referred to simply as 'Wildeve', is a captivating variety of rose known for its distinctive and alluring blooms. Indicative of the kind of romantic beauty associated with roses, the Wildeve showcases an exquisite palette of colors in its flowers, typically ranging from soft pastel pinks to subtle apricot hues, which may gently merge towards the center of the bloom. The blossoms of this rose are often large and cupped, creating an opulent and full appearance. They tend to form in clusters, which adds a lush, generous look to the plant throughout its blooming period. Each flower is composed of multiple layers of delicate petals that can exhibit a slightly ruffled edge, contributing to the rose's overall charm and elegance. The foliage of the Wildeve rose is also noteworthy, providing a striking contrast to its soft flower tones. Leaves are glossy and rich green, emerging from sturdy stems that may bear thorns as is typical of rose plants. Together, the foliage and flowers create a harmonious visual synergy that is pleasing to the eye. In general, the appearance of Wildeve roses exudes a classic aesthetic typical of English rose gardens. Their visual characteristics embody the grace and traditional beauty that roses are renowned for and make them a favored choice for both private and public gardens, where they add an element of timeless elegance.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Wildeve Rose, English Rose.

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Ausbonny'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Rosa Wildeve 'Ausbonny' is a variety of the common rose. Roses are not considered toxic to humans. They are actually sometimes used in culinary applications, such as in rose water or rose-flavored dishes. However, eating large quantities of any non-food plant can potentially cause digestive upset or discomfort, so it's not advisable to consume rose plant material in excess. The main concern with roses is usually the thorns, which can cause puncture wounds if not handled with care.

    • To pets

      Roses, including the Rosa Wildeve 'Ausbonny', are not considered toxic to pets. However, the thorns on roses can pose a physical hazard, potentially causing injuries if pets try to chew on or swallow the stems. Ingesting the petals or leaves in small quantities is generally benign, but as with humans, eating large amounts of non-food plant material might lead to gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting or diarrhea in some pets. As a precaution, it's best to discourage pets from chewing on roses to prevent any potential issues.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet 4 inches (1.02 meters)

    • Spread

      2 feet 4 inches (0.71 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Enhanced Aesthetics: Rosa Wildeve, commonly known as English Rose, adds color and beauty to gardens with its attractive pink blossoms.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers are a source of nectar and attract various pollinators like bees and butterflies, supporting biodiversity.
    • Aromatherapy: The English Rose is renowned for its delightful fragrance which can provide a relaxing and therapeutic effect in garden spaces.
    • Landscape Versatility: This rose variety can be used in various landscape designs including borders, beds, and as standalone specimens.
    • Cultural Symbolism: Roses have a long history of symbolic meanings, ranging from love to friendship, making them an excellent choice for thematic gardening.
    • Durability: Developed for resilience, Rosa Wildeve exhibits strong disease resistance, reducing the need for chemical treatments.
    • Long Flowering Season: It typically has a long blooming period, providing color and interest in the garden for an extended time.
    • Minimal Maintenance: Once established, English Roses like Rosa Wildeve may require less maintenance compared to other high-maintenance rose species.

  • 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

    • Edible Petals: The petals of roses can be used in culinary preparations, such as garnishing desserts or infusing them into syrups, jellies, and teas, adding a subtle floral flavor.
    • Natural Fabric Dye: Rosa 'Wildeve' petals can be used to naturally dye fabrics, imparting a delicate pink hue to textiles.
    • Perfumery: The scented petals of the rose can be distilled or used as a component in homemade perfumes and scented sachets.
    • Decorative Mulch: Dried and crushed rosa 'Wildeve' petals and leaves can be used as a decorative and fragrant mulch in the garden.
    • Floral Baths: Petals from the rosa 'Wildeve' can be added to bathwater for a luxurious, fragrant, and skin-softening experience.
    • Potpourri: Dry the petals of the rosa 'Wildeve' to create natural potpourri, bringing its pleasant aroma into indoor spaces.
    • Art Supplies: Pressed rosa 'Wildeve' petals can be used in art projects, such as making bookmarks or adding a decorative touch to handmade paper.
    • Rose Water: Fresh petals can be steeped in water to create a fragrant rose water that can be used for skincare or as a flavoring in foods.
    • Companion Planting: Rosa 'Wildeve' may be planted in the vegetable garden to attract pollinators and beneficial insects, aiding the cultivation of other plants.
    • Floral Crafts: The stems and flowers of rosa 'Wildeve' can be incorporated into floral arrangements, wreaths, or crowns for special occasions.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is often used in Feng Shui to attract love and create a positive energy of affection and companionship. Place roses in the southwest corner of your garden or home to enhance your romance and relationship area. For single people, placing roses in the bedroom can help invite a romantic partner. However, be cautious about having thorns, which can create negative Chi—consider removing them to maintain a peaceful energy flow.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: Given the universal symbolism of roses, the Rosa Wildeve signifies deep affection and romantic emotions.
    • Beauty: This variety of rose, with its stunning blooms, represents beauty and grace.
    • Mystery: The name 'Wildeve' may evoke a sense of enigma and the unknown, which can be part of its allure.
    • New Beginnings: A rosebud, in general, symbolizes new beginnings and hope, which could be associated with Rosa Wildeve.
    • Honor: Roses are often used to pay tribute to someone's achievements and virtues, hence Rosa Wildeve could convey a sense of honor.

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

    English roses like Rosa Wildeve require regular watering to establish deep root systems, typically once a week with about 1 to 1.5 gallons of water per plant during the growing season. During hot, dry periods, frequency may increase to twice per week. Ensure the root zone is thoroughly soaked, but avoid overhead watering to prevent foliage diseases. During winter or dormant periods, reduce watering significantly, only providing supplemental water if there is a prolonged dry spell. Always check the soil moisture before watering; it should be moist but not waterlogged.

  • sunLight

    English roses such as Rosa Wildeve thrive in full sunlight, which means they should receive at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight daily. The ideal spot for this rose is in an area that gets morning sun and some partial shade during the hottest part of the day to protect the blooms. Avoid placing them in full shade as this will hamper their flowering and health.

  • thermometerTemperature

    English roses like Rosa Wildeve perform best in temperate conditions and can tolerate temperatures between 40 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. They can survive slight dips below this range but shouldn’t be exposed to prolonged periods of freezing temperatures. The ideal temperature range for these roses to flourish is between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • scissorsPruning

    Rosa Wildeve, like other English roses, needs pruning to promote healthy growth, remove dead wood and shape the plant. The best time for major pruning is in late winter or early spring, just before new growth begins. Prune lightly throughout the growing season to remove faded blooms and encourage repeat flowering. Pruning should be done with clean, sharp tools to make precise cuts.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for Rosa 'Wildeve' is one that is rich in organic matter with good drainage. A mix of loam, peat, and well-aged manure or compost, combined with perlite or sharp sand, will ensure healthy growth. The optimal pH range for this shrub rose is mildly acidic to neutral, between 6.0 and 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    Rosa 'Wildeve' is typically grown outdoor and does not require repotting as it's planted in the ground. In case it is grown in a container, repotting should be done every 2-3 years or when the plant outgrows its pot.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Rosa 'Wildeve' prefers outdoor conditions where it can thrive in natural humidity levels. Though specific humidity preferences aren't strictly defined for roses, maintaining a moderate ambient humidity will support its growth without encouraging disease.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright light, consistent watering, and ample airflow for Rosa 'Wildeve'.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in well-draining soil, full sun, and water regularly for Rosa 'Wildeve'.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Rosa 'Wildeve' (= 'Ausbonny') (PBR) (S), commonly known as the English Rose, begins its life as a dormant, bare-root plant or potted specimen. After planting, it enters a growth phase where it develops a strong root system and foliage during the spring. In late spring to early summer, it reaches the flowering stage, producing fragrant blooms that may continue in flushes throughout the growing season until fall. Post-blooming, the plant may produce hips (seed pods), representing its reproductive maturity where seeds are developed for the next generation of roses. As temperatures drop in fall, the rose will enter a period of dormancy, reducing growth and conserving energy. The cycle is repeated each year, with pruning in late winter or early spring to encourage healthy new growth and subsequent bloom cycles.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Rosa Wildeve, commonly known as 'Ausbonny', is typically propagated by semi-hardwood cuttings during the active growing season, which for roses usually falls in late spring to summer. This method involves taking a cutting of about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) from a healthy, disease-free shoot, just below a leaf node. The lower leaves are removed and the cut end is often treated with a rooting hormone to enhance root development. The cutting is then planted in a moist, well-draining growing medium and kept under high humidity conditions until roots have developed, which usually takes several weeks. Once rooted, the cutting can be transplanted into the garden or a permanent pot. This method is favored for maintaining the varietal purity of 'Ausbonny' as it ensures that the new plants will have the same characteristics as the parent plant.