English Rose, Austin Rose 'Scepter'd Isle'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Scepter'd Isle
Additional cultivar information:(PP10969, aka Ausland)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1997
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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)



24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



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Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

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Where to Grow:

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

Santa Clara, California

Dallas, Georgia

Lombard, Illinois

Camden, Maine

Sparks, Nevada

Hudson, New York

Checotah, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon

North Augusta, South Carolina

Tyler, Texas

Suffolk, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 27, 2021, colesatterfield from Checotah, OK wrote:

One of my favorite roses. Love the continuous fragrant blooms and disease resistant and drought tolerant. Propagates easily and comes into bloom quickly.


On Jul 20, 2016, Nanthawat from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

This rose actually smells bad to me... I probably have different scent receptors but to me it smells like burning rubber.
Other flower that smells like burning rubber to me includes:
-Star Jasmine
-Aster Lily


On May 7, 2014, malli from Santa Clara, CA wrote:

Beautiful rose with a wonderful myrrh smell. Lovely cupped blooms in the most delicate of pink shades. I bought mine from Regan Nursery. It took two years to establish itself in my backyard. This year it has been blooming non stop. This plant is of a shrub height and quite compact. I don't seem to have the problem with it putting out octopus canes, like my other David Austin rose "William Shakespeare 2000" does. So, what is one to do but go out and buy another one to give the first one company!


On May 22, 2011, texasrobin from Meridian, TX wrote:

I toured the Tyler (Texas) Rose Garden and this was the most beautiful of many, many beautiful roses. I have to buy this for my garden.


On Jul 11, 2010, Glenn3 from Camden, ME wrote:

Like out of a 17th century painting! My wife and I love this rose. It is perfectly cupped, fragrant, and a lovely shade of pink. What's more, the flowers keep coming and coming, and it is winter hardy for us.


On Nov 26, 2009, Hudson3 from Hudson, NY wrote:

My first David Austin Rose. No disease, astonishingly pretty and wonderfully fragrant. Substantial growth and flowering the first season. I bought mine from David Austin (Grafted). We'll see how she winters over in a (sheltered) zone 5 location. Still blooming in (this rather mild) late November. Great plant .


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

According to David Austin's 2009 Handbook of Roses, the name of this rose comes from Shakespeare's play 'Richard II'.


On Aug 14, 2004, chared from Salem, OR (Zone 7b) wrote:

Beautifully delicate and ever blooming. Wish I had a couple more.


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

In my opinion, a perfect bloom. It is soft pink with an open cup which shows bright yellow stamens. Picture perfect and disease resistant.