English Rose, Austin Rose 'Molineux'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Molineux
Additional cultivar information:(PP9524, aka AUSmol)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1994
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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)



36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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:

Deep yellow (dy)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

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:

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Where to Grow:

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

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Livermore, California

San Anselmo, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Hampton, Illinois

Lombard, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Alfred, Maine

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Mashpee, Massachusetts

Jackson, Missouri

Sparks, Nevada

Mount Airy, North Carolina

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Austin, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Gilmer, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 22, 2018, Kelliq81 from Jonesboro, AR (Zone 7b) wrote:

I ordered 4 of these from the Antique Rose Emporium Spring 2018. They are doing amazing. I have them in the back by the chicken coop so lots of fertilizer. They are the prettiest color. Sort of changes. Has quickly become a favorite. Very healthy. Good fragrance. Dogs and chickens haven't bothered it at all. Highly recommend.


On Oct 29, 2014, karemo from Melbourne,
Australia wrote:

Lives up to David Austin's description. I have had solid performance from the three I have had (in two separate gardens) in the inner north of Melbourne. They are tough, prolific, reliable and much admired - I get far more compliments about the two I have now than about any other plants in my garden.

I prune them very late (August), because they simply don't stop flowering before then, but do little else. They don't get watered, they don't need spraying, they get fed occasionally. And every year they reward the neglect: completely covered with flowers from early Spring to mid Winter.


On Jun 8, 2013, Handed from Armidale,
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

This rose is tough! I dug it out from my brother's place, as he hates roses, and it sat in a pot for two years before I got the rose garden ready to plant it! I often forgot to water it in that time, yet it still flowered heaps in the pot, and straight after planting it in the garden was still flowering. The colour is often quite apricot more than yellow. It is small and bushy, gets blackspot, but doesn't mind and flowers for a very long time. Good scent, flowers are small but attractive.


On Nov 21, 2010, birder17 from Jackson, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

This rose is "vase" shaped which makes it easier to work around or plant companion plants around it. I have been wanting to plant a purple clematis to ramble through the stems and flowers. They start out a medium, warm yellow and then, shades of orange develop into the 2 1/2" to 3" blooms.
It has some fragrance, but I wouldn't say "strong" fragrance - maybe "medium".
Foliage is rather insignificant-but hey, it's mostly disease resistant.


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

According to David Austin's 2009 Handbook of Roses, they named this rose was named for the Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club that is close to their nursery in the U.K.


On May 16, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is one of my favorite Austin roses. It's got a nice compact habit and blooms non-stop all season. It's got a light fragrance and a bright, lovely color. It's one of the most diesease-resistant Austin's I have.


On Feb 7, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

I got an own-root plant and it settled in quickly and happily. I have it in part-shade.