Rosa Queen of Sweden (Austiger)'

Shrub rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Pink, Salmon


Scented flowers



Skill level


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Plant details

Named to celebrate 350 years of friendship between England and Sweden, following the signing of a treaty in 1654, this shrub is uncharacteristic of English roses in that it has a particularly upright habit, making it ideal for formal planting or hedging. The flowers are soft pink and at their early stages are tinted with apricot. They have a delicate, myrrh fragrance and have have been bred for disease-resistant qualities. Introduced at the RHS Chelsea Flower show 2004 by David Austin Roses.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Cultivar: Queen of Sweden (Austiger)

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink, Salmon

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 100cm

Spread: 75cm

Time to take cuttings: November to March

Time to prune: November to March

Reader reviews


So beautiful, like a Dutch masterpiece. Shame I have nowhere to grow them.


Very informative. I have a small garden and love growing roses and the Queen of Sweden sounds just the job for me. Great information, thank you.

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