Plant Guide


Rosa 'Hayley Westenra'

Vigorous, repeat-flowering hybrid tea rose with dark green foliage and large, very double, fragrant flowers with frilled petals in shades of pink, cream, peach and apricot. The flowers are 15 cm across or larger, and have more than 40 petals.

Registration name: Rosa 'TANgust'. Bred by Hans Jurgen Evers (Germany) and introduced in Germany in 1999 by Rosen Tantau as Rosa 'Augusta Luise'. Introduced in the UK as Rosa 'Rachel' (after garden writer and TV presenter Rachel de Thame) and in New Zealand as Rosa 'Hayley Westenra' (named after the New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra). Also known as Rosa  'Fox-Trot'. In New Zealand a donation to Unicef is made for every Rosa 'Hayley Westenra' sold.

Prefers a sunny position in any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter. Good disease resistance.

Very attractive rose...romantic and roses should be. The gorgeous peony-like flowers last well on water. Excellent choice as a single specimen for fragrance and flower display, in groups for beds and borders, or grown as a container plant. Can be grown as a shrub or a standard.

Type of plant

Shrub - Deciduous


1-1.5 m tall

Landscape Use

flower display, cut flowers, pot plant, fragrance


  • Temperature: Hardy
  • Light: High
  • Moisture: Medium
  • Soil: Light Medium Heavy
  • Wind tolerance: Average