Plant Guide

Rosa 'Mary Rose'

Repeat-flowering rose with large, sweetly fragrant flowers, dark green foliage, and small reddish thorns. Pink, double flowers, about 8 cm across, bowl-shaped, resembling old damask roses. Hips are not particularly ornamental.

Registration name: Rosa 'AUSmary'. Bred by David Austin (UK). 'Mary Rose' was the name of Henry VIII's flagship, recovered from the Solent after 400 years.

Prefers a position in full sun and any, well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter. Good disease resistance.

Reliable, well-shaped shrub, free-flowering with lovely, old-fashioned flowers, ideal for cottage style gardens or borders, planted in groups or as a single specimen. Cut flowers last well on water.

Type of plant

Shrub - Deciduous


to 1.5 m tall and 1 m wide

Landscape Use

Flower display, cut flowers, fragrance, cottage garden style, old-fashioned borders


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