Osiria rose bushes for sale

Find out why you might have trouble with this pretty rose that took the internet by storm a few years ago with these Osiria Rose care tips. The two toned color of the rose is highly desirable, but the rose is finicky at best.

Photos of this hybrid tea rose with a lovely white center and red brimmed leaf edges are all the rage with rose growers and gardeners. When planting Osiria rose bushes, you might end up disappointed that your plant doesn’t look like the photos.

Finding this pretty Osiria rose for sale might also be a challenge for you, since many growers don’t stock it. And don’t think that Osiria rose seeds will give you the look you want, either. Reviews that I have read show that they don’t germinate well.

This lovely rose was created by cross breeding hybrid roses with tea roses. Eventually this gave rise to a rose with petals that are red with white interiors and bright red edges.

Red roses have long been used as a way to show deep love and passion for another person. Find out what the other rose colors mean in this post.


Osiria Rose Meaning

The meaning of the name Osiria rose has several possibilities. It’s origin doesn’t give much insight into the name. This stunning rose was originally bred by Reimer Kordes in 1978 in Germany and then introduced to France, who started calling them Osiria.

To get more of an idea of the name, we can go back in time. Some think that the term Osiria is loosely linked to Egyptian mythology. Osiris was the god of the dead and the judge of the underworld. Having the stark combination of red and white colors together on one rose gives the impression of blood to the rose.

Some others believe that the rose is named after a sunken island similar to Atlantis named Osiria. Whichever you believe, the lore behind the name is as alluring as the rose itself..

Osiria Rose Care

Osiria Rose care can be a bit of a challenge. Not only is this rose with its white center and rimmed edges quite hard to find here in the USA, it also tends to be a bit on the weak side. The beauty and fragrance of this rose makes it worth the extra time and patience that it requires though..

All roses are gorgeous, but some, like this fragrant Osiria rose, just take your breath away. If you love growing perennials, you are probably looking for unusual roses when you shop for new plants.

The osiria rose has become something of a social media icon, and the image is shared on Facebook, Pinterest and Stumble upon often. This post is one of the most popular ones on my website. Osiria rose care is also quite difficult, since this rose is a challenge to grow.

Unfortunately, many of the images, on the internet, of the rose are highly photo shopped for dramatic purposes. The colors in real life are not quite so dramatic, it seems.

The photo at the top of this post is one from a reader that shows the true colors and the photo below is one that travels the internet which I believe to be heavily photo shopped.

Photo credit Imgur (Most likely heavily photoshopped)

Osiria Rose care can be quite a challenge and the rose is difficult to find for sale.

When you can find it for sale, Osiria is described as a hybrid tea rose. (affiliate link) This links to an Amazon page where the rose looks similar to the photo below from Garden Web but it is not labeled Osiria. It is a very large flowered bush rose with dark green leaves.

In summer and autumn, the fragrant, double flowers come out. They are just stunning. I have seen this rose, with this picture, offered for sale as rose seeds on Amazon, but the reviews on it are not very good.

Osiria Rose Care Problems

Palatine nursery used to sell this rose, but has recently discontinued production of the rose for these reasons:

  • Many internet photos of Osiria are highly photo shopped, so the plant can be disappointing in true color
  • The rose itself often has poor plant health
  • It has very few flowers
  • It is slow to re-bloom.

For these reasons, the suppliers at Palatine nursery were concerned that gardeners new to rose culture would be so disappointed in the rose that they would not try other varieties of it in future so they discontinued production of it completely.

Where to buy seed

If you are still interested in trying to grow this rose in spite of the shortcomings on it, you can buy Osiria rose seed here. I have not tested the seed to see how it grows, but the images are mainly photo shopped, so buyer beware.

I think that it is unlikely that the seeds will grow from the reviews but if you do grow it with success, please email me to let me know. I would love to see a photo of it too.

Osiria Rose Seed Giveaway

One of my readers, Tracee, has emailed me to tell me that she has some Osiria rose seeds. If you email her, she will give you her address so that you can send a small self addressed stamped envelope to her. She will send the first 9 people who reply a package of 10 Osiiria rose seeds to try for free.

Tracee is also going to try to sprout 10 herself. If you do this and they work for you, I would love to see your photos!

Information on Osiria Rose Care:

If you decide to try growing Osiria, these rose care tips will help.

Size of the rose bush

Osiria rose bushes will grow to about 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide (the size of many normal rose bushes.) It can take 2-5 years for a bush to get to its mature size.

How was Osiria created?

The rose bush was initially produced by cross breeding two different types of roses – hybrids and tea roses.

Diseases and problems for Osiria rose

The rose bush is susceptible to the insects aphids, caterpillars, spider mites and leaf hoppers. It is also prone to developing black spot, powdery mildew and rose rust.

This is quite a long list of problems that you may encounter and one of the reasons that many rose growers won’t stock it for sale.

How to use Osiria Rose in the Garden

Plant osiria in beds and borders. It is lovely in a cottage garden and the flowers are great for cut flowers in vases and for flower arranging.

Sunlight Needs

Like most rosebushes, Osiria rose does best in full sun. Even with idea sun conditions, the rose is quite slow growing and has a limited output of flowers.

When to prune

Prune Osiria in the spring before the plant starts actively growing. When you prune be sure to remove some of the inner branches to allow for good air flow to throughout the plant. See my tips for pruning here.

Also take care to deadhead regularly. This helps the whole plant to look better and promotes the healthy new growth. Not keen on deadheading? See these plants that don’t need to be deadheaded and still look great.

Cold Hardiness for Osiria Rose

Osiria Rose is cold hardy in zones 6b to 10b. It will over winter and start growing again in the spring. Mulch well to protect from the cold.

When to fertilize

Fertilize osiria rose bushes with Rose fertilizer in early spring and then again in mid summer.

Alternatives to Osiria Rose

If you are an experienced rose grower, you may not find the problems associated with Osiria a problem and may want to try growing it.

For those less experienced, these roses offer similar coloring with less pest and disease problems. Not all are the bright red and white colors that Osiria has but all are bi-color and more strong.

Nostalgie Rose

This hybrid tea rose has creamy white petals that are edged with cherry red borders. It has a lovely fragrance and blooms throughout the growing season. See nostalgie rose for sale at Gardening Express.

Photo credit Wikimedia commons

Gemini Rose

This patented rose has creamy white centers with a coral edge. Each flower takes on a perfect form. The colors of the flowers intensify with age and it has long stems. Very light fragrance. See Gemini Rose for sale at Edmunds Roses.

Photo Credit Wikimedia Commons

Coretta Scott King Rose

This grandiflora rose has paler colors than osiria but still with the two toned look to the petals. It is hardy in zones 4-10 and has creamy white with coral orange tips. The rose blooms with a moderate fragrance. See this rose on Amazon.

photo credit Amazon

Dream Come True Rose

This bushy and vigorous rose is a prolific bloomer. The bicolor combination for this version is yellow blooms that are edged in ruby red. The rose will bloom with larger flowers if you give it cooler temperatures. See this rose for sale at Week’s Roses.

PHoto credit Drew Avery on Flickr

Photo of Osiria that has not been photo shopped: (to my knowledge) More photos of it on this link too!

Photo credit: Garden Web

Magic Garden Roses stocks a red and white variety, too. A photo of their variety of Osiria is quite different from the photo shopped internet version of it but still lovely. The colors are much more muted.

Photo credit Magic Garden Roses

Update. One of our readers Carl H. Purchased a rooted cane from Roses Unlimited. He was on the waiting list for a few months before they shipped to him. When it arrived, it was a small cane with three buds on it.

Carl said ” We moved it to a larger pot using Miracle Grow potting soil and added some B1 when watering it in. Even though it’s small, some buds are starting.” Here are two photos showing the Osiria ruby rose as it grew.

And another as it started to open. Not the dramatic photo shopped look, but still a pretty rose.

Here is an update on Carl’s Osiria rose. One of my readers just shared this photo and some more information on Osiria rose care. Carl says that the rose seems to be putting it’s energy into blooms.

The plant is quite small and Carl has almost lost it a couple of times to black spot and mites. The bloom in the picture reached over four inches and lasted several days as a cut flower.

Carl thinks it will take a couple more years before he feels it is safe to plant outside. And he adds” I can understand now the comments that it’s a difficult plant to grow. Thanks for sharing this Carl.

This is a photo from a reader Tom. He purchased his from Palatine but is a bit disappointed in the color since it is not what he expected, but he says it has a great fragrance.

One of my readers, Pam has grown this Osiria Rose. She told me that this is an original plant from 1940’s that came out of her Grandfather’s garden in Birmingham, AL. She transferred it to Washington state. It looks as though is loves its new home Pam!

Here is another photo of an untouched Osiria rose submitted by Tammy B. I love the way the colors show on opposite sides. So pretty! Tammy said that all she had to do to get this gorgeous thing to grow was to water it, prune it and put down mulch.

Rooting Osiria rose from cuttings

Several of my readers have emailed me to tell me that they have gotten Osiria roses in bunches of cut flowers from Walmart stores around the country. Roses will root from cuttings, so if you are lucky to find Osiria rose as a cut flower, you could try growing them this way.

One note though: Most roses are grafted onto root stock that is different from the rose on top, so the end result might not be anything like your cut flower in appearance.

If you do have luck this way, please send some photos and I’ll add them to the post with your tips.

If you have grown this rose with success, please let us know, in the comments below, where you purchased it and also how it grew for you.

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  1. Sunlight – Full sun for the most blooms
  2. Pruning – Prune in spring, Be sure to cut inner branches for good air flow.
  3. Size – 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Slow growing and slow to bloom.
  4. Flowers – White petals with bright red edges.
  5. Cold Hardiness – 6b to 10b. Does best in cooler weathe.
  6. Fertilize – Add fertilizer in spring before growth stars and again in mid summer.
  7. Pests – Powdery mildew,rose rust and black spot, as well as aphids, caterpillars, spider mites and leaf hoppers

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As any other type of rose, the Osiria rose also needs fertilizing, especially since it is so high-maintenance. We recommend a fertilizer that is created specifically for roses, such as Jobe’s Organic Rose & Flower Granular Fertilizer that you can find on Amazon for $15.61. The best time to fertilize your roses is in early spring, but you should also do that in mid-summer.

We should mention that even if the Osiria rose requires more care than the typical rose variety, that doesn’t mean that you should overfertilize it. Overfertilization can easily be counterproductive to your efforts. It can cause root injury, fewer blooms, and even result in the plant’s death. This is why you should follow the instructions on the fertilizer package to a tee.

Osiria Rose Disease Control

Powdery mildew is one of the most common afflictions of the Osiria rose. This fungal disease tends to prefer moderate temperatures, and usually, begins by attacking the lower parts of the plant. The fungus gets its name from its appearance, with the stems and leaves of the affected plant having white spots that resemble a powder. This can be controlled by chemical fungicides – propiconazole is a popular choice. Two other options are a solution of sodium bicarbonate, or perhaps the most bio-friendly – a 1:10 milk/water solution.

All of these options work best by spraying them on the plant in the morning two times per week. The sun will have the opportunity to dry the leaves throughout the day so they are not left moist at night, where the moderated temperature and dampness provide the best dual conditions for powdery mildew to grow.

The Osiria rose is also susceptible to black spot. This fungus is also named after its appearance, producing a spattering of black, inky appearing spots on the leaves. As the disease progresses, it will also affect the stems. Unlike powdery mildew, black spot grows best in hotter temperatures. Fortunately, there are multiple synthetic fungicides to choose from – penconazole and mancozeb are two examples. For those who prioritize organic solutions, neem oil rivals the effectiveness of all the synthetics.

The optimal treatment schedule is to apply it by spraying every week to ten days during the hottest months of the year.

Rose rust is less common than powdery mildew or black spot because most roses have developed a partial resistance to it. However, when it occurs, it is usually in the spring and fall. It leaves rust-colored spots on leaves that will grow larger. A good preventative measure is to clear away leaves that have fallen in the autumn season. Often, pruning out affected leaves will stop the spread. However, if that does not work, fungicides such as tebuconazole and triticonazole will do the trick.

Osiria Rose Pest Control

The Osiria rose, like most members of its family, is susceptible to attack by aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, and caterpillars. One problem with the spider mites and aphids is their small size. Many times, you will not notice their presence until they have already done damage.

Fortunately, as with fungal problems, there are several remedies available. One of the fungicides described above, neem oil, also defends against aphids. Horticultural oil acts as an outstanding preventive measure against several of these pests. The chemical imidacloprid, when applied to the soil, is also an effective repellent.

The presence of some common rose pests may also attract ants because they eat the honeydew that the pests produce. Therefore, ant colonies will fight to protect these other bugs from beneficial insects that may eat them. A natural ant repellent is peppermint oil. Dilute it in a 1:10 ratio with water and spray just at the base of the rose bush.

Where Can I Buy Osiria Rose Seeds?

If you want to buy Osiria rose seeds, but you don’t know where you can find them, we advise you to check online. There, you can usually find Osiria seeds in packs that contain other types of rose seeds as well. For instance, you can purchase packages that contain 5 Different Colors Rare Osiria Roses or Rare Osiria Hybrid Tea Rose Seeds.

We highly recommend that you buy osiria rose seeds to add to your garden. They are absolutely stunning and will definitely grab the attention of visitors to your garden. Everyone has roses in their garden, but their roses mostly likely don’t stand out like the osiria rose. Buy some seeds and start planting!

You could also check out Hortico Nurseries, Your Source for Unique Plants… Roses, Perennials, Evergreens, Flowering Shrubs, Cuttings, Grafts, Liners, Fruit Bushes, Vines, & Small Trees. Over 4000 varieties to select from. Located in Canada and shipping worldwide.

Osiria Rose Alternatives

In case you find it difficult to take care of an Osiria rose bush, but you still want to be able to enjoy a similar type of beauty and fragrance, here are some alternatives that require lower maintenance.

1. “Love” Rose

The Love rose is quite similar to the Osiria one. This means that the petals also have a more faded exterior. However, the difference is not as visible as in the case of the Osiria variety. The Love rose has deep-red flowers with a silver-white reverse. Moreover, the flowers grow in more than one flush all throughout the season. This guarantees that you will get to enjoy plenty of fragrant blooms.

2. “Wekdocpot” Rose

This Grandiflora rose is well-known for its yellowish tone that contrasts with the ruby splashed edges. Its petals are mostly golden-yellow, but the edges are what make this rose variety stand out. The ruby color seeps into the yellow tone wonderfully. Consequently, the resulted blend looks as if someone has powdered the petals with red velvet.

3. “Snowfire” Rose

The Snowfire variety is also quite similar to the Osiria rose, in that the petals also have a white backside. Even though the contrast is not as obvious in the Snowfire rose, its intense red tones definitely make up for it. Furthermore, the roses have a light fragrance and a velvet feel. They will make for a gorgeous addition to any garden.

4. “Adacopro” Rose

This is another hybrid tea rose, so it’s quite obvious that it has some similarities to the Osiria rose. While the largest part of the petal is dark-red, the underside of it is not white, as in the case of the Osiria variety, but yellow. So if this sounds like something that you would like to have in your garden, you can always plant some Adacopro roses.

5. “Balprez” Rose

Finally, a rather impressive alternative to the Osiria rose is the Balprez rose. This is truly a treat for the eyes. The petals sport a beautiful mixture of yellow, gold, red, orange, and pink that will delight anyone who plants this rose variety in their garden. The flowers bloom quite heavily, and they do so in tiny clusters.

Summing Everything Up

The Osiria hybrid tea rose, while one of the most spectacular and majestic types of roses that you can plant in your garden, is both quite hard to find and difficult to take care of. However, for people who have more experience with gardening, or for people who enjoy taking risks and rejoicing in the high reward, the Osiria rose is definitely a great option.

We must advise you to keep in mind that the end result might not be what you expect since many of the available pictures of the Osiria rose are enhanced. Even so, there’s no denying that this rose is one of the most beautiful ones you can find. You are definitely going to enjoy them in yourd garden, as well as the alternatives we have suggested. For more information about roses and rose care, check out “How to Grow Roses,” as well as “Knockout Roses.”

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What Is An Osiria Rose: Tips For Gardening With Osiria Roses

On the internet these days there are some drop-dead gorgeous photos of rose and flower blooms, some that are even colored like the rainbow! Be very careful when thinking about adding such rose bushes or flowering plants to your gardens though. What you get when attempting to purchase them will many times not be anything like the photos. One such plant is the Osiria hybrid tea rose.

Osiria Rose Information

So what is an Osiria rose anyway? The Osiria rose is indeed a beautiful rose in her own right – a very pretty hybrid tea rose with a strong fragrance, and the true bloom coloration is more cherry or fire engine red with a nice white reverse on the petals. Some of the photo enhanced pictures of this rose, however, are a deep satiny to velvety red with very pronounced white reverse to the petals.

Osiria was actually hybridized by Mr. Reimer Kordes of Germany in 1978 (Kordes Roses of Germany is known for their gorgeous roses) and introduced into commerce in France by Willemse France as Osiria. She is said to bloom in nice flushes throughout the growing season and is listed as a rose that is hardy in USDA Zone 7b and warmer. Osiria roses would definitely require some very good winter protection in the cold climate rose beds.

Her parentage is stated to be the combination of the rose bush named Snowfire and an unknown to the general public seedling. The hybridizers will at times keep one of the parents a secret so as to protect their introduction.

For a bit of information on the rose’s name, Osiria, she is named after what was once a part of the fertile breadbasket of the world. Like Atlantis, Osiria is now sunken beneath thousands of feet of saltwater. I doubt that you will find Osiria on any map or any Biblical or historical mention of her as, again, like Atlantis, she was a theoretical empire. Just as some of the enhanced photos of her, the lore behind the name is enticing.

Gardening with Osiria Roses

Osiria’s reviews from those whom grow it are a mixed bag. Some folks speak of nice beautiful blooms in abundance but state that drawbacks are the bush is short, very slow growing and the blooms have weak necks, which means the blooms droop. With big, multi-petaled blooms, this is sometimes the case, as the stem area under the big bloom just is not thick and stout enough to support it. This problem will really show itself after a rain when the petals retain an abundance of raindrops.

In trying to find a place to purchase the rose bush named Osiria, I found it very difficult, as some that were said to carry the rose do not list her for sale any longer. This can happen when a rose bush has issues with things such as the weak necks/drooping blooms or is very susceptible to diseases like powdery mildew and black spot. I have not grown this particular rose but did grow one of her parent rose bushes, Snowfire. I found Snowfire to be a rose that was indeed susceptible to fungal diseases and was a stingy performer when it came to producing those desired blooms. To me, the most pronounced feature of Snowfire was an abundance of some pretty wicked thorns. Osiria rose care would be similar to this and other hybrid tea roses.

Again, be very careful when considering purchasing roses or flowering plants whose pictures you have seen online. There are offers out there to buy rose seeds and for such plants that bloom in the colors of the rainbow. If you do actually get the seeds, those seeds will typically be for some other flower, weed or even some variety of tomato. In some cases, the seeds that come are not even fertile, thus they will not germinate at all. I get emails from folks each year that have been duped out of some of their hard earned money by such scams.

That being said, Osiria is not a scam; she does exist but the blooms she produces will typically be different than those shown on the internet which make the heart beat a bit faster. I would recommend a visit to the website: http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.4609 to check out the many photos there of Osiria’s blooms prior to any purchase. The photos there will be a better showing of the rose that you are actually getting.

Rosa ‘Osiria’ (Rose ‘Osiria’)

Botanical name

Rosa ‘Osiria’

Other names

Rose ‘Osiria’, Hybrid tea rose ‘Osiria’


Rosa Rosa

Variety or Cultivar

‘Osiria’ _ ‘Osiria’ is a Hybrid Tea, or large-flowered bush rose with an upright habit, dark green leaves and, in summer and autumn, fragrant, double flowers with deep red inside the petals and silver-white on the outside of each petal.




The flowers are lightly scented.


Bushy, Upright

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Dark-red, White in Summer; White, Dark-red in Autumn

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly

Specific diseases

Rose black spot , Powdery mildew , Rose rust

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Hardwood cuttings

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Where to grow

Rosa ‘Osiria’ (Rose ‘Osiria’) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging


Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Best not to plant roses in soil where other roses have grown previously.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral


Full Sun


North, South, East, West


Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra’s Risk register #1

Plant name

Rosa ‘Osiria’ (Rose ‘Osiria’)

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis



Current status in UK


Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low – 5 is very high)

Impact (1 is very low – 5 is very high)

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra’s Risk register #2

Rosa ‘Osiria’ (Rose ‘Osiria’)

Phyllocoptes fructiphilus



Pest of economical and socially important host in the UK; which is currently absent. If introduced it has the potential to cause significant damage. Statutory action against findings is justified and regulation of the pest advised.

Defra’s Risk register #3

Rosa ‘Osiria’ (Rose ‘Osiria’)

Rose Rosette Virus

Virus or Viroid


Pest of economical and socially important host in the UK; which is currently absent. If introduced it has the potential to cause significant damage. Statutory action against findings is justified and regulation of the pest advised.

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How grow rose from seeds instructions:
Growing roses from seed can take some time, but you will be rewarded for your efforts.
Seed Stratification
When it comes to seed germination, many people do not realize that rose seeds require cold treatment in order for them to sprout properly.
What is Stratification?
In nature, seeds require certain conditions in order to germinate. Seed stratification is the process whereby seed dormancy is broken in order to promote this germination. In order for the stratification of seeds to be successful, it is necessary to mimic the exact conditions that they require when breaking dormancy in nature.
Cold treatment for seeds is necessary for rose seeds in order to break the dormancy cycle and germinate.
How to do Cold treatment for rose seeds:
You have to soak seeds for 24 hours in water. Plant the rose seeds approximately ¼ inch deep with equal amounts for sand and peat in seedling trays or your own planting trays. The trays need not be more than 3 to 4 inches deep for this use. When planting rose seeds from various rose bush hips, I use a separate tray for each different group of seeds and label the trays with that rose bushes name and planting date.
The planting mix should be very moist but not soaking wet. Seal each tray or container in a plastic bag and place them in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks.
Check the seeds regularly to be sure that the planting medium is moist. Check the seeds after 4 weeks to see if they are sprouting, as some seeds may require a longer period of cold and wet conditions.
The next step how to grow roses from seed is to sprout the rose seeds. After having gone through their “stratification” time, take the containers out of the refrigerator and into a warm environment of around 70 F (21 C). Seedlings would normally be coming out of their cold cycle (stratification) outside and starting to sprout.
Once in the proper warm environment, the rose seeds should start to sprout. Your rose seeds will usually continue to sprout over the course of two to three weeks.
Once the rose seeds sprout, carefully transplant the rose seedlings into other pots. It is extremely important not to touch the roots during this process! A spoon may be used for this seedling transfer phase to help keep from touching the roots.
Feed the seedlings with half strength fertilizer and be sure they have plenty of light once they start to grow. The use of a grow light system works very well for this phase of the rose propagation process.
Do not over water the rose seedlings; over watering is a major killer of seedlings.
Provide a lot of light as well as good air circulation to the rose seedlings to avoid disease and pests. If disease does set in on some of them, it is probably best to eliminate them and keep only the hardiest of the rose seedlings.
The time it takes for the new roses to actually flower can vary greatly so be patient with your new rose babies.
Rose on soil not ask for much, just with some humus soil aggregate
structure be good training as long as the following three links will make good growth:
Rose is afraid of:
1 Rose is drought tolerant plants, but it is afraid floods. It is necessary use non-glazed bonsai pots of soil cultivation. The principle is “do not pour water on it when soil is not dry. Wet it completely when you pour water on soil.”
2 Lend a high concentration of fertilizer (especially fertilizers) will result in the death of local rot.
3 All plants need sunlight. Rose like sunshine too.


Rose (genus Rosa, family Rosaceae) refers to a scented shrub of the that produces highly prized flowers in a variety of colors and styles. The rose has around 150 species and many thousands of cultivars developed by keen plant breeders. The rose is a woody perennial.

Roses have long been used for culinary, scented, medicinal and landscaping purposes.

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Rose plants come in a variety of forms, upright, trailing and climbing (rambling). Many roses have thorns on their stems, some soft and some sharp.

Rose colours are highly variable and include white, crimson, red, pink, maroon, purple, pastel/light, variegated, etc.

Wild rose species

There are around 150 wild rose species. These form the ancestors of the rose varieties grown in today’s gardens.

One of the earliest wild roses was the Rose of Provins, or French rose (R. gallica var. officinalis). This rose is known as the “apothecary’s rose”. Another rose was derived from this rose, and is known as Rosa Mundi (R. gallica Versicolor). Gallica roses are hardy and highly fragrant bushes.

Gallica roses are the oldest known garden roses. They will bloom once during midsummer and have a rich perfume that is the true rose scent. These roses can cope with poorer soils than many other rose types, so they tend to be found rambling in the wild as well as in gardens. They don’t need a lot of attention but will improve if old wood is removed regularly and shoots are thinned out. Only do this after flowering has occurred.

Damask roses

The damask rose (R. damascena) are highly perfumed. They are important roses in the perfume industry.

Centifolia (cabbage) roses

This rose is heavily perfumed. Like the damask rose, it plays an important role in the perfume industry. The flowers are also considered to be very beautiful in the garden.

Alba roses

This is a hardy rose type. It works well for scented garden borders.

Portland roses

This is a repeat-flowering rose with a strong scent. It is highly resilient to diseases, and is therefore prized by the gardener less keen on tending to rose problems.

Bourbon roses

Another highly scented rose, some of the varieties of which have a raspberry scent, this is a beautiful yet fairly delicate rose.

Tea roses

Known as tea roses, these roses were first brought to England by the East India Company alongside the tea cargo.

Rugosa roses

This is a hardy rose that serves well on borders. It has a clover or hay scent.

Modern roses

Also known simply as the “modern rose”, modern “shrub” rose or modern “hybrid” roses, this section refers to roses that have been bred by rose breeders from around the 1800s onwards.

The roses most cultivated in this manner are the hybrid tea roses and floribunda roses, but a range of roses have been bred specifically to reflect changing preferences of rose gardeners.

To cover:

  • Climbers and ramblers
  • Standard roses
  • Miniature roses
  • Patio roses
  • Ground cover roses

Growing roses

When buying a rose, you’ll have a choice between buying a bare-root rose (removed from the ground while dormant, with the soil shaken off, then packed in peat or moss and well wrapped) and a container grown rose (still in its original container). The container rose can be purchased from the garden centre or nursery (or online) any time of the year but bare-root roses are only on offer during the rose’s dormant season, so you’ll likely only obtain these between mid autumn to early spring, depending on which variety of rose. The benefit of planting bare-root roses is that they usually take well to being transplanted to a new location while dormant and, if purchased from a nursery specializing in roses, they are often high quality plants.

Preparing the soil for planting roses

The older roses (alba, gallica, centifolia, Portand, moss and damasks) can better cope with poorer soils, while the modern hybrids will need a soil with more fertility.

The best soil pH range for roses is about 6.7 to 7, as roses like slightly acidic soil.

Before planting, dig over the soil. Dig sufficient area for the rose roots to fit without bending and to have room to spread. Should the end of the hole meet compacted earth, you’ll need to break that up a bit to ensure that it drains well beneath the rose. Remove all weeds from around the rose’s plot, then dig in a decent amount of rotted organic matter (such as well rotted manure or compost).

Bare-root rose

Prepare the soil as above. Wear gloves when planting the rose and handling bonemeal.

Dig the hole for the rose with sufficient space for the roots to go in without bending. You should also be able to spread the roots out.

Add some bonemeal to the hole. Lower the rose into the hole and spread its roots out with care. It is important to not bend the roots, so if the roots cannot be spread out, allow them to sit as they are growing without bending. However, do not leave the roots bunched; they need to have space to spread.

Tip soil into the hole gently, in graduated trickles. Cover the roots bit by bit and give the plant a gentle shake to help ease the soil into position.

Keep filling with soil until the rose is firmly held within the soil. Pat down the soil around the base of the plant stems, to firm the soil (you can walk around it gently if preferred).

Before you’re done, check that the budding union has been covered in soil. If it isn’t, suckers are likely to appear.

Container rose

Choose a suitable rose for a container. Choose a small rose; the patio rose is ideal, although it will still need the same amount of care as any garden grown rose.

To be continued…


Roses benefit from regular seasonal pruning.

Problems growing roses

Roses need attentiveness to grow well. Although hardy when properly fed, roses can be stressed easily by lack of water, diseases and pests. Neglected roses will struggle on but will deteriorate in quality over the years of neglect, producing smaller and less flowers and the bushes will become straggly.

If planting roses in soil previously growing roses, it is highly recommended that you remove as much of the old soil as possible and replace it with fresh soil. Doing so will reduce the possibility that the new rose will be infected by replant disease.

Rose pests include aphids, greenfly

Rose diseases include mildew, dieback, replant disease, blackspot, rust,

Companion planting

Roses benefit from having garlic grown next to them.

Using roses

Roses are used in many different ways.

Rose gardens

Roses make great border shrubs.


Rose oil is one of the principal scents in perfumery. Rose oil has been distilled since the ninth century discovery by Arabs of the distillation process that create rosewater.

Roses are often associated with romance and can be used in flower or petal form to express such feelings. Rose petals (fresh) can be used as a form of confetti at weddings or strewn across pathways, beds, etc., as a romantic gesture.

Rosebuds (dried) and rose petals (usually dried) are used in fragrant and decorative crafts, such as potpourri and floral arrangements.


Rose petals are edible. They can be included as a flavouring when crushed or as a decorative addition to salads, cake toppings and in drinks.

Rose essence can be used to flavour baked goods, ice cream, candies, drinks and other foods.

Rosehips, high in vitamin C, are used for making drinks and can have medicinal uses.

Sources and citations

Rose gallery

Old fashioned roses

  • Rosa Gallica Versicolour

  • Rose Gallica Charles de Mills

  • Rugosa Rose, Rosa rugosa “Alba” Rosacea

  • Rosa alba “Felicité Pamentier”

Modern hybrid roses

  • Rose mauve melodee

Rose gardens

  • White rose garden







Blast resistance Tool

Any tool




Yes (64)


Yes (60 java, 30 bedrock)

Catches fire from lava

One-block-high: No
Two-block-high: Yes



Data values

See § Data values

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

A flower is a naturally occurring plant that occurs in a variety of shapes and colors.

Natural generation

Most flowers generate naturally on dirt and grass blocks. Even in a biome covered with snow, flowers generate naturally on dirt blocks with grass, despite the adjoining dirt blocks being covered with snow.

Dandelions, poppies, blue orchids, alliums, azure bluets, red and white tulips, and oxeye daisies can be found in woodland mansions.

Poppies, dandelions, and azure bluets can be found in plains villages.

Dandelions can be found in savanna villages.

Poppies can be found in taiga and snowy taiga villages.


See also: Tutorials/Flower farming

Flowers can be broken instantly with any item or by hand. Harvesting a flower with shears consumes the durability of the shears for no additional benefit.

A flower also breaks if water runs over its location, or if a piston extends or pushes a block into its location.

In Bedrock Edition, if water or a piston enters a flower’s location when it is already occupying the same space as a snow layer, the flower is lost.

Chest loot

Dandelions can be found in 22.8% of plains village house chests in stacks of 1.

Poppies can be found in 12.1% of plains village house chests in stacks of 1.


Iron golems drop 0 to 2 poppies upon death. This is unaffected by the Looting enchantment.

Any mob killed by the wither drops one wither rose upon death.‌ If possible, the wither rose is placed on the block where the mob died. If the flower cannot be placed there, or if /gamerule mobGriefing is set to false, the flower is dropped as an item instead.


In Java Edition, baby villagers may give a poppy to players with the Hero of the Village effect.


All flowers except for the wither rose can be sold by the wandering trader for an emerald.

Bone meal

When bone meal is applied to a grass block, flowers have a chance of generating instead of tall grass on the targeted block and adjacent grass blocks up to 7 blocks away in both directions (a 15×15 square). The generated flower depends on both the biome and the X/Z coordinates (see below).

When bone meal is applied to a single high flower, more flowers appear around it without grass. This does not apply to wither roses. ‌

When bone meal is applied to a double flower, a second double flower spawns as an item.

Flower biomes

This table shows the types of flowers that can naturally generate in each biome, as well as the types that can spawn from bone meal. Flowers marked with “generation” can spawn only when the world is initially generated.

Flower Plains Sunflower Plains Swamp Forests
Birch Forests

Dark Forests

Flower Forest Badlands
Mushroom Fields
Nether Any other (except the End)
1 Dandelion Yes Yes Bone Meal‌ Yes Yes Bone Meal No Yes
2 Poppy Yes Yes Bone Meal‌ Yes Yes Bone Meal No Yes
3 Blue Orchid No No Yes No No No No No
4 Allium No No No No Yes No No No
5 Azure Bluet Yes Yes No No Yes No No No
6 Tulips Yes Yes No No Yes No No No
7 Oxeye Daisy Yes Yes No No Yes No No No
8 Cornflower Yes Yes No No Yes No No No
9 Lily of the Valley No No No Generation Yes No No No
10 Wither Rose No No No No No No No No
11 Sunflower No Generation No No No No No No
12 Lilac No No No Generation Generation No No No
13 Rose Bush No No No Generation Generation No No No
14 Peony No No No Generation Generation No No No

Flower gradients

When flowers spawn from bone meal, the type spawned depends on the X/Z position in the world. Different biomes result in slightly different behaviors. Note that these behaviors don’t necessarily match naturally generated flowers since additional randomness is applied during terrain generation.

In a flower forest, any given coordinate can spawn only one type of flower, resulting in a gradient (pictured below). This gradient runs from dandelions, poppies, alliums, azure bluets, red tulips, orange tulips, white tulips, pink tulips, oxeye daisies, cornflowers to lilies of the valley.

In plains and sunflower plains, a similar but more nuanced effect occurs, called the tulip/non-tulip gradient (also pictured below). Each coordinate in these biomes spawn either tulips exclusively, or non-tulips exclusively. The color of a tulip or type of non-tulip is determined randomly and can vary between subsequent bone meal uses, but a non-tulip block never spawns a tulip, and a tulip block never spawns anything but tulips.

No other biome has a gradient; swamps can spawn only blue orchids, while all other biomes can spawn only dandelions and poppies.

Generation of dandelions and poppies in jungle variants and savanna variants (but not shattered savanna variants) are twice as common as in other biomes. Some other biomes, such as deserts, badlands, mushroom fields and their respective biome variants require bone meal to grow poppies and dandelions.

  • Flower Forest Gradient.

  • Tulip/Non-Tulip Gradient.

  • Flower Forest Gradient with 1.14 flowers.


All flowers can be used as decoration or crafted into dyes, as well as planted on grass or dirt. Wither roses can also be planted on netherrack or soul sand. One-block-tall flowers can be planted in a flower pot. Some flowers can be used to craft suspicious stew.‌

Because flowers are non-solid transparent blocks, they can be used (like torches) to break falling objects such as sand.

Double tall flowers have a disproportionately large hitbox compared to other plants, which is a feature intentionally programmed into the game. The only exception to this rule is tall seagrass.


Bees engage in a pollinating behavior with flowers, increasing the honey level in beehives and bee nests by 1.


Sunflowers always face east, making them useful for navigation if the sun is not visible.


Dandelions can be used to breed, grow and lead rabbits. Any flower can be used for bees.


Wither roses inflict the Wither status effect to any players or non-immune mobs touching it, dealing 1 damage every half second‌ or two seconds.‌ The effect lingers for 1 second after the player/mob leaves its block space. Wither skeletons, the wither, and the ender dragon are not affected due to their Wither immunity.

When placed in a flower pot, wither roses do not cause damage to any entity.

Crafting ingredient

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Banner Pattern Flower Paper +
Oxeye Daisy
Black Dye Wither Rose
Blue Dye Cornflower
Light Blue Dye Blue Orchid
Light Gray Dye Azure Bluet or
Oxeye Daisy or
White Tulip
Magenta Dye Allium
Magenta Dye Lilac
Orange Dye Orange Tulip
Pink Dye Pink Tulip
Pink Dye Peony
Red Dye Poppy or
Red Tulip
Red Dye Rose Bush
White Dye Lily of the Valley
Yellow Dye Dandelion or

Suspicious stew

Main article: Suspicious Stew

All small flowers can be used to create suspicious stew. When a flower is used on a brown mooshroom, the brown mooshroom produces a suspicious stew related to that flower the next time it is milked with a bowl. The mooshroom returns to producing mushroom stew until fed another flower.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +
Bowl +
Any Flower

Using different flowers results in different effects.

Flower Effect Duration (BE) Duration (JE)
Allium Fire Resistance 2s 4s
Azure Bluet Blindness 6s 8s
Blue Orchid
Saturation ? 0.35s
Cornflower Jump Boost 4s 6s
Lily of the Valley Poison 10s 12s
Oxeye Daisy Regeneration 6s 8s
Poppy Night Vision 4s 5s
Tulips Weakness 7s 9s
Wither Rose Wither 6s 8s


Placing a flower into a composter has a 65% chance of raising the compost level by 1.


Data values


Java Edition:

Block Namespaced ID
Dandelion dandelion
Poppy poppy
Blue Orchid blue_orchid
Allium allium
Azure Bluet azure_bluet
Red Tulip red_tulip
Orange Tulip orange_tulip
White Tulip white_tulip
Pink Tulip pink_tulip
Oxeye Daisy oxeye_daisy
Cornflower cornflower
Lily of the Valley lily_of_the_valley
Wither Rose wither_rose
Sunflower sunflower
Lilac lilac
Rose Bush rose_bush
Peony peony

Bedrock Edition:

Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Dandelion yellow_flower 37
Flowers red_flower 38
Double Flowers double_plant 175
Wither Rose wither_rose 471

Block data

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, red flower and double plant uses the following data values:

Red Flower

DV Description
0 Poppy
1 Blue Orchid
2 Allium
3 Azure Bluet
4 Red Tulip
5 Orange Tulip
6 White Tulip
7 Pink Tulip
8 Oxeye Daisy
9 Cornflower
10 Lily of the Valley

Double Plant

DV Description
0 Sunflower
1 Lilac
2 Double Tallgrass
3 Large Fern
4 Rose Bush
5 Peony
8 Top Half of any Large Plant; low three bits 0x7 are derived from the block below.

Block states

See also: Block states

Java Edition:
Sunflower, lilac, rose bush, and peony

Name Default value Allowed values Description
half lower lower
The half of the plant contained in this block.

Bedrock Edition:
All small flowers except dandelion

Name Default value Allowed values Description
flower_type poppy allium
The flower type.

Sunflower, lilac, rose bush, and peony

Name Default value Allowed values Description
double_flower_type sunflower fern
The flower type.
upper_block_bit false false
If the upper half of the plant contained in this block.


Java Edition Classic
0.0.20a Added yellow flowers and roses.
Flowers can be placed on all block types, including lava and on top of each other. Flowers can also “float” when the block beneath them is broken.
August 25, 2009 Notch showed flowers generating naturally in worlds.
0.24_SURVIVAL_TEST Added flowers to world generation.
Java Edition Infdev
March 27, 2010 Flowers can now no longer generate, due to changes in the terrain generator.
June 16, 2010 Flowers can now naturally generate again.
Java Edition Beta
1.6.6 Flowers can now be regrown.
Bone meal has now been given the ability to generate flowers as well as grass when used on a grass block.
1.8 Pre-release Yellow flowers have now become more abundant.
Java Edition
1.7.2 13w36a Flowers are now discentered like grass.
Roses have now been renamed to poppies. The texture has now been changed to to reflect the name change.
“Yellow flower” has now been renamed to “Dandelion”.
Many new flowers have now been added: blue orchids, alliums, azure bluets, tulips (red, orange, white, pink), oxeye daisies, sunflowers, lilacs, rose bushes and peonies.
Flowers are now flammable.
1.8 14w04a Flowers no longer generate as a massive group at the world origin.
14w17a Dandelions now generate in flower forest biomes.
14w27a Dandelions can now be used to breed tamed rabbits.
14w30a Oxeye daisies can now be used to apply patterns to banners.
1.8.1 pre1 Added facing state to minecraft:double_plant, though without visible effect.
1.11 16w39a Flowers now generate in woodland mansions.
July 19, 2017 Jeb tweets image of a new jungle wood planks, cauldron and dandelion textures.
1.13 17w47a The ID has now been changed from yellow_flower to dandelion.
The different block states for the red_flower ID have now been split up into their own IDs.
The different block states for the double_plant ID have now been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks’ numeral IDs were 37, 38 and 175.
1.14 18w43a The textures of dandelions, poppies, blue orchids, alliums, azure bluets, red tulips, orange tulips, white tulips, pink tulips, oxeye daisies, sunflowers, lilacs, rose bushes and peonies have now been changed.
Added wither roses, cornflowers and lilies of the valley.
Flowers can now be used to craft suspicious stew.
18w47b The texture of the poppy has now been changed.
18w48a Flowers now generate in and around plains villages.
19w03a Placing a flower into the new composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05a Flowers now have a 65% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
1.14.4 Pre-Release 1 Crafting a suspicious stew with a poppy now gives the player night vision instead of speed.
1.15 19w34a Flowers can now be used to breed bees.
Bees can now pollinate flowers.
Pocket Edition Alpha
Pre-release Added dandelions and roses. The rose was going to be identical to Java’s, but it was replaced with cyan texture because of hardware issues.
0.4.0 Added dye recipe for dandelions.
0.5.0 Added names to items, giving the cyan flower the official name of Rose.
0.8.0 build 5 The position of flowers is now randomized.
0.9.0 build 1 Added new flowers: blue orchids, alliums, azure bluets, tulips (red, orange, white, pink), oxeye daisies, sunflowers, lilacs, rose bushes and peonies.
The cyan flower has now been replaced with the poppy.
build 3 Added dye recipes for all flowers.
0.13.0 build 1 The flowers created using bone meal now depend on the biome.
Dandelions can now be used to breed tamed rabbits.
0.14.0 build 1 Using bone meal on a double flower spawns another of that flower as an item.
build 3 Hit boxes of flowers no longer occupy the entire block.
? Flowers can now occupy the same space as snow layers.
0.15.0 build 2 The rose bush and peony textures have now been changed, ported from the Legacy Console Edition.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0 alpha Flowers now generate in woodland mansions.
Due to MCPE-21049, dandelions are now no longer craftable, except in the Classic UI.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0 beta The dye recipe for dandelions has now been re-added, except in the Classic UI.
Oxeye daisies can now be used to apply patterns to banners.
1.9.0 beta Added cornflowers and lilies of the valley.
1.10.0 beta The textures of dandelions, poppies, blue orchids, alliums, azure bluets, red tulips, orange tulips, white tulips, pink tulips, oxeye daisies, sunflowers, lilacs, rose bushes and peonies have now been changed.
An oxeye daisy is now used to craft flower charge banner pattern.
Various one block flowers now generate in new villages.
Flowers, including two block flowers, are sold by the new wandering trader.
1.11.0 beta Flowers can be used to fill composter.
1.13.0 beta Applying bone meal to any 1-block flower now creates flowers of the same type. Previously, it would only create dandelions and poppies.
beta Added the wither rose.
Flowers can now be used to make suspicious stew.
1.14.0 beta Flowers can now be used to breed bees.
Bees can now pollinate flowers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.00 Patch 1 Added yellow flowers and roses.
TU25 CU14 1.17 The rose texture has now been changed to poppy texture. Although, the name hasn’t changed.
TU31 CU19 1.22 Patch 3 Added new flowers.
Roses have now been renamed to poppies.
TU36 CU25 1.28 Patch 7 The rose bush and peony textures have now been changed from to .
1.88 Added cornflowers and lilies of the valley.
1.90 The textures of dandelions, poppies, blue orchids, alliums, azure bluets, red tulips, orange tulips, white tulips, pink tulips, oxeye daisies, sunflowers, lilacs, rose bushes and peonies have now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added flowers.
Education Edition
1.0 Added flowers.
1.12 The textures of dandelions, poppies, blue orchids, alliums, azure bluets, red tulips, orange tulips, white tulips, pink tulips, oxeye daisies, sunflowers, lilacs, rose bushes and peonies have now been changed.


Issues relating to “Flower” are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Due to the nature of the flower generation algorithm, it is possible (but relatively rare) to find naturally-generated flowers and grass in lava, caverns or abandoned mineshafts. Also, it is possible to find flowers and wheat seeds dropped as an item on the ground naturally, due to failure to generate on an acceptable block.
  • Peonies were used at Jeb’s wedding.
  • Rose bushes do not apply damage when walked through, despite roses having thorns.
  • Allium is a genus composed of bulb vegetables such as onions, garlic, and related vegetables, which have large, pink inflorescences resembling that of the flower item.
  • Despite being called “White Tulip”, the white tulip is used to make light gray dye.


  • Patches of flowers in a plains biome.

  • A rose found growing near lava.

  • A flower generated in mid-air, with a few flowers on sand close by.

  • The original single-block design of the peony that was never publicly released in-game and has since been removed.

  • The removed texture “paeonia” close up.

  • Flowers in a flower forest.

  • Sunflower naturally generated in a sunflower plains.

  • A patch of blue orchids that grew deep underground in a pitch-black cave.



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