English Rose, Austin Rose 'Pat Austin'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pat Austin
Additional cultivar information:PP9527, (aka Pat Austin, AUSmum)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1995
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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 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:

Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Stems are moderately thorny

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:

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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Arroyo Grande, California

Auburn, California

Corte Madera, California

Cupertino, California

Laguna Hills, California

Redding, California

Reseda, California

San Anselmo, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Aurora, Colorado

Wilmington, Delaware

Norcross, Georgia

Boise, Idaho

Hampton, Illinois

Lombard, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Evansville, Indiana

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Coushatta, Louisiana

Metairie, Louisiana

Alfred, Maine

Mashpee, Massachusetts

Concord, New Hampshire

Montclair, New Jersey

Bellmore, New York

Elba, New York

Slingerlands, New York

Wilmington, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Grants Pass, Oregon

North Augusta, South Carolina

Cookeville, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

Maryville, Tennessee

Floresville, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Gilmer, Texas

Houston, Texas

Paris, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Spotsylvania, Virginia

Sterling, Virginia

Suffolk, Virginia

Anacortes, Washington

Bellevue, Washington

Concrete, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Hurricane, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


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

I grew this rose in my Virginia garden (Z 7a)for many years. It grew tall and narrow there and I had it trained over an arch. Total height was about 7 or 8 feet.
This is one of my favorite Austin roses. The color is intense copper with yellow high lights, the fragrance is lovely, bloom flushes continuous through spring, summer, and early fall in Virginia. Somewhat disease resistant, but expect to do some spraying. Moderate number of thorns. Did not last well when cut for me. Thrived in horrible rocky white clay (though soil was amended).
If I had room in my new garden, I would surely plant this one again.


On Sep 4, 2009, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Blooms so well, I adore this rose!
Very special colour blend, super charming, and no diseases at all!


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

According to David Austin's 2009 Handbook of Roses, this rose is named after David Austin's wife, Pat, an accomplished sculptress.


On Aug 4, 2008, vossner from East Texas,
United States (Zone 8a) wrote:

reblooms often. Pat is absolutely beautiful. Everybody should have this one for sure.


On Apr 9, 2008, torachan from Aurora, CO wrote:

I have had this rose 4 years. The blooms are lovely but will shatter quickly if cut. The stems are thin and the blooms droop. The repeat performance is poor or uneven. The bush itself is not a fast grower and remains quite short in zone 5.


On Jul 9, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a nice, big, hearty shrub, with nice medium green foliage, and gorgeous coppery, peach blooms that are exquisite, and plentiful.....wonderful all-around Rose that David Austin named after his wife Pat.


On Jun 17, 2004, delphiniumdiva from Birmingham, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Grows well with morning sun and no diseases even in zone 9b deep south humidity. Unbelievable subtle yet rich color. Highly recommended!


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

Performs well in an unprotected Zone 5 location. Blooms are sometimes coppery, sometimes a yellowish copper color, generously repeating throughout the summer and into early autumn (here). Nice fragrance. Reliable performer, reaching about 3.5 feet high in zone 5.

As with many Austins, the canes are a bit spindley, so it may need additional support when in bloom in order to keep the canes from toppling over. Nonetheless, a worthwhile shrub that never disappoints.


On Apr 20, 2003, flowerE1 from Suffolk, VA wrote:

The color of this rose is breathtaking. It is a deep copper on the inside and a lighter yellowish copper on the outside, and it is deeply cupped so you can see both. It is also disease resistant in high humidity--a must for my gardens.