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English Rose, Austin Rose 'Teasing Georgia'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Teasing Georgia
Additional cultivar information:(aka AUSbaker)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1987
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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)



36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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:

Yellow blend (yb)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Trained to climb

Patent Information:


Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers


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


Clayton, California

Corte Madera, California

Eureka, California

Fairfield, California

Fullerton, California

Redding, California

San Jose, California

Sebastopol, California

South Windsor, Connecticut

Washington, District Of Columbia

Jacksonville, Florida

Oviedo, Florida

Marietta, Georgia

Rupert, Idaho

Evanston, Illinois

Highwood, Illinois

Lombard, Illinois

Palmyra, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Coushatta, Louisiana

Lakeville, Massachusetts

Mashpee, Massachusetts

Buffalo, New York

Chapin, South Carolina

Hixson, Tennessee

Maryville, Tennessee

Willis, Texas

Linden, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 4, 2009, jjh422d from South Windsor, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

I had received this rose as a gift; it was not one I might have chosen out of a catalog. However, after growing it my yard for two seasons, I can say that it is now one of my favorites.

I have it planted it on the southside of my yard and it blooms abundantly from June through October in my Connecticut garden. The flowers are mildly fragrant and beautiful. They do nod a bit under the weight of the flowers, but this is not a problem for me since there are so many blooms that the shrub is completely covered at times. They look great when I fill a vase with them too.


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 Mr. Ulrich Meyer, after his wife Georgia.

Teasing Georgia has been the winner of a number of awards, including the Henry Edland Memorial Medal that is awarded annually to the most fragrant seedling of the year.


On Mar 25, 2008, littlemick from Maryville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I recieved this rose as a gift last Mother's day. It was from David Austin and looked great when I got it . We then had the worst drought in recorded history here . I kept all of my roses alive , except one, but none of them thrived like this one. It grew and bloomed like crazy with very little water. We have had lots of rain this fall and winter , thank goodness, and I can't wait to see what she does this year. Already looking good.


On Jun 22, 2007, Ewald from Limerick, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

My garden is in zone 6. I've never done much to protect my roses over the winter, and usually they die over the winter or shrink from year to year. This is the first one I've had that seems not to be damaged at all (except the multiflora weed roses). It's grown vigorously and produced plenty of good-sized flowers. The flowers tend to nod a bit under there own weight, though.


On Apr 24, 2006, cceamore from Hixson, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

I got this in the fall in a David Austin rose collection and I just love it .It has a lovely scent and a nice full bloom.


On Nov 12, 2005, Moonglow from Corte Madera, CA wrote:

I started growing this summer of 2005 from bare root and is already very full! I love its foliage and beautiful fragrant blooms.


On Nov 8, 2005, JeanneTX from Willis, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

A gorgeous Apricot-Yellow Climbing Rose, Heavy repeater,multi-Petaled cupped rose and fragrant!!