English Rose, Austin Rose 'Crown Princess Margareta'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Crown Princess Margareta
Additional cultivar information:(PP13484; aka AUSwinter)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 2000
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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:

Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

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:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Can be grown as an annual


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

Opelika, Alabama

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Corte Madera, California

Pacoima, California

Kailua, Hawaii (2 reports)

Coeur D Alene, Idaho

Lombard, Illinois

Palmyra, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Owensboro, Kentucky

Raymond, Maine

Bedford, New Hampshire

Brick, New Jersey

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Grants Pass, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Columbia, South Carolina

Garland, Texas

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Nine Mile Falls, Washington

Merrimac, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 19, 2012, corik from Scarsdale New York,
United States wrote:

Love to look at and smell this rose. It's medium sized, but full of petals and so fruity smelling. You cannot put the blooms in a vase because they are so heavy headed and droopy, but not all roses are meant to be cut. It can be admired constantly close up on the plant. I get oodles of buds, new canes, and I am training it to climb up a very old dogwood. it doesn't even get full sun; it gets speckled light, and it performs beautifully.


On May 26, 2010, carduus from Cuyahoga Falls, OH wrote:

Absolutely beautiful peony-like apricot blooms, and it has a pretty good black spot resistance. Unfortunately, the stems are so thin and weak that I can't even put them in a vase without them drooping.


On Dec 21, 2009, iris28 from (dana)Owensboro, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

i love it because it gets pretty big and flowers all the time. its quick to throw out new canes


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 Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden, who was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria and an accomplished landscape gardener.


On Aug 4, 2008, PrimroseSue from Medway, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

I just purchased one on clearance at a garden center for $2! I sure hope it grows well - it looks beautiful!


On Jan 16, 2008, Ebrineth from Pacoima, CA wrote:

This a a very beautiful rose and well worth the effort. I got her as a bare root and took very well. Some black spot after rainy weather but easily controlled. A wonderful fragrance and a true beauty. The show stopper in my garden and the block!


On May 1, 2006, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have found that the stems on this plant are not strong enough to hold up the flowers. But even worse, this thing keeps blackspot no matter how hard I work to get rid of it. I really don't like this rose.


On Jul 5, 2004, punaheledp from Kailua, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

just recently planted my bare root and it's budding leaves. Will see how it does here in zone 11.

9/24/04 - very pleased with this and my other Austin roses (from J&P). Flowers have 80-120 petals, color is toward the pastel rather than bright and fades toward yellow. Described as having fruit scent, I only occationally get scent from any of my roses, which may be due to garden conditions.