English Rose, Austin Rose
Rosa 'Prospero'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Prospero
Additional cultivar information:(aka AUSpero)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1982
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Class:

English Rose (aka Austin Rose)

Shrub

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Dark red (dr)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Regional

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

Fremont, California

San Jose, California

Painesville, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 8, 2007, nilesgirl from Fremont, CA wrote:

I love the small plant size but prolific, gorgeous flowers of this rose in my San Francisco East Bay garden. I love cutting the blooms and bringing them inside.

Negative

On Jul 18, 2005, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

This has been a very poor performer for me in Arkansas. Today I dug it up and trashed it. This will probably be my last ever Austin rose.