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English Rose, Austin Rose 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Additional cultivar information:(PP8155, aka AUSren)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1988
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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)



36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:


Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Susceptible to black spot

Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

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:


San Leandro, California

North Augusta, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Spokane, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 23, 2009, Alaria from Rockport, MA wrote:

A beautiful rose in a remarkable shade of mauve. Rebloomed many times in a season and well into the fall. A great color mixed into a bouquet. Hardy here by the ocean. However, we almost took it out because the blossoms balled in the rain. After its third year, it stopped balling, looked great, and bloomed profusely. It took time to get established but was unstoppable once it did. Definitely recommend it.


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 Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the famous Scottish architect and designer of the Art Nouveau period.


On Jun 17, 2008, gxiong from Knoxville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

This rose struggles to survive in my garden. The rose is smaller than I had anticipated (about 2" bloom size). The leaves are in proportion to the rose, small and dainty. I have not had any disease problems, but this rose just seem to not fill out. One redeeming aspect to this rose is that it blooms non-stop! I hope with time, it will show itself to be a keeper.