English Rose, Austin Rose 'Eglantyne'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Eglantyne
Additional cultivar information:(aka Eglantyne, AUSmak, Eglantyne Jebb)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1994
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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)



36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Bloom Color:

Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



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Other Details:

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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:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

San Leandro, California

Hampton, Illinois

Lombard, Illinois

Indianapolis, Indiana

Gardiner, Maine

Litchfield, Maine

Kansas City, Missouri

Alden, New York

Slingerlands, New York

North Augusta, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Fircrest, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 10, 2009, leisure500 from Indianapolis, IN wrote:

Eglantyne grows well in the Midwest (Indianapolis, Indiana).

It bloomed nicely it's second year and has a nice fragrance.

It seems to be quite vigorous and is so beautiful in bloom that I planted a second ... where I could sit and gaze at it.

It bloomed very well in its third year at as tall as 3 feet.

It does blackspot in the summer, so I would either spray or use Bayer's drench as a preventative.


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 Eglantyne Jebb, founder of the Save the Children Fund.


On Jan 23, 2006, WigglyPaw from Hastings, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

In the Austin catalog, I was SURE this rose bloom was about 10" wide. When it finally bloomed, they were little teensy ones, about 2 1/2". Not fair!!!

Also, mine are attacked by Japanese Beetles. I am impressed that I have any bloom to look at even. The bugs seem to congregate on a specific bud and then leave maybe one alone to blossom. Thanks Bugs!

I love the colour and the delicacy of this rose. Its so lushy looking.


On Oct 2, 2003, Lionheart from Slingerlands, NY wrote:

Lovely light pink, fragrant rose. Hardy in an unprotected Zone 5 location, it gets about 4 feet tall here. Reblooms well.