English Rose, Austin Rose 'Perdita'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Perdita
Additional cultivar information:(aka AUSperd)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1983
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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)



36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



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Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

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

San Leandro, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Hampton, Illinois

North Augusta, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 10, 2014, Tanacitafolia from San Mateo, CA wrote:

Perdita is a beautiful rose, in theory; in the spring the blooms come thick and fast, the bush, which is about 4 feet high looks beautiful and the scent is wonderful. However, the moment there is moisture in the air, even our summer high morning fog, she develops dark pink blemishes on her petals.

She has rust unless I cut out all the inner leaves. The blossoms tend to open to a boring pale yellow at the end of the summer and the early fall.


On Aug 28, 2009, greenthum3 from Jacksonville, FL wrote:

Not my favorite english rose. I expected it to be a pale pink when I bought it and it bloomed more of a cream color almost white.


On May 18, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I like this Austin rose because it blooms a lot and is hardy in my zone 5 garden iwth a little winter protection. It has a delicate and pale apricot color that is very appealing.