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English Rose, Austin Rose 'Lady Emma Hamilton'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lady Emma Hamilton
Additional cultivar information:(PP17709; aka AUSbrother)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 2005
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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)



4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Longwood, Florida

Bluffton, South Carolina

Goodlettsville, Tennessee

Spokane, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 7, 2013, JoannCooper from Bluffton, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:

I wish there was a rating above "positive" for this rose. I planted it in my new Z 8b garden as a compact replacement for Pat Austin, which I no longer have room for. It has been all that the catalog claimed it to be. I have it at the edge of my patio where it forms a sturdy, well behaved bush about 2 1/2 feet high by 3 feet wide. The foliage is healthy, requiring only moderate spraying, and the dark coloring of the foliage, tinted with bronze and red, is a perfect foil for the copper flowers. The fragrace is heavenly. Blooms nearly non-stop and performs very well in our heat and humidity. Nearly evergreen here. Flowers bloom in clusters, like a floribunda, so not the best for cutting. Place this one near an outdoor seating area so you can enjoy the flowers and fragrance up close. ... read more


On Nov 14, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

According to David Austin's 2009 Handbook of Roses, they named this rose for Horatio Nelson's lover. Horatio Nelson was an 18th century British naval hero.