Olivia Rose Austin, What Makes This Rose So Spectacular?

David Austin - LogoAward-winning David Austin English Roses enhance gardens with their superb fragrance, the delicate charm and beauty of their blooms. Being so easy to grow – reliable and vigorous –

These plants become magnificent
shrubs and climbers.

These roses go through a rigorous breeding program where each variety is reviewed over an 8-9 year period. David Austin’s strict criteria focuses on garden performance, health and disease resistance, repeat blooming, fragrance and romantic colour, as well as attractive foliage. Once a breeding candidate satisfies all of these qualities, it must then pass one more test: Does it have the overall charm and beauty to become an official David Austin English Rose?  Only 2 to 4 varieties from approximately 250,000 candidates are selected each season for introduction.

Olivia Rose - David Austin

Possibly the best rose introduced thus far is Olivia Rose Austin, named after the daughter of David Austin Jr.

What makes this rose so spectacular?

Olivia Rose Austin is one of the most vigorous and disease resistant varieties to date. Early bronze tinted foliage matures to dark green and is remarkably healthy. Yet this plant is also compact, growing just over a meter high. There’s space for this rose in mixed borders, but it can also be enjoyed close-up in a large container on a deck or patio.

Blooming starts early, about 3 weeks ahead of other English Roses, and the blooms keep coming in full blown succession one after another. Soft candy floss pink, fully double flowers have an old rose formation opening up to a cupped rosette. Each bloom holds approximately 90 petals, and can measure up to 10 cm (4”) across. The fragrance is incredibly strong with fruity notes.

Olivia Rose Austin enjoys full sun to partial shade and hardy through Zones 5 -9.



Looking to purchase this rose? Contact mail@florissa.com for the retailer nearest you.


  • David Sherwood
    October 6, 2022

    Olivia Rose Austin is by far my favorite Rose Bush in my garden of 14 Rose Bushes. I planted her in September, 2020, and it has produced blooms almost all year round, which is remarkable considering that I live in Delray Beach, FL (Zone 10) I prune her down half way 2-3 times a year & feed her Osmocote fertilizer on a regular basis. Highly recommend her if you can ever find her available. Also, very disease resistant, and healthy

  • Linda Wilson
    April 4, 2023

    My granddaughters name is Olivia~Rose so I would like to purchase and plant at least one for her in my son and daughter-in-law’s new home.

    • Florissa
      April 5, 2023

      Hi Linda, please fill out our Find a Retailer request form (florissa.com/find-a-retailer) and we will help you locate a retailer near you.

    • Florissa
      April 12, 2023

      Hi Linda, please fill out a Find a Retailer request form at florissa.com/find-a-retailer and we can locate a garden centre near you that sells that particular rose. Have a good day

    • Bagnara Nicoletta
      April 16, 2023

      Meravigliosa, ne vorrei almeno una nel mio giardino. Come posso fare per acquistare. Grazie

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