Osiria Rose – Blood red and Pure White Beauty

The Osiria Rose is a breathtaking beauty

All roses are gorgeous, but some just take your breath away. The Osiria Rose is one of those.  At this stage it is very hard to get here in the USA.  The 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.

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.

Osiria is 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.

The only source that I found in the past year for the sale of the Osiria rose is a Canadian supplier, Palatine.  However the company no longer sells it.

Potential problems with Osiria Rose.

Palatine 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.  If you do grow it with success, please email me to let me know. I would love to see a photo of it too.

Information on Osiria:

  • Size:  4 feet tall and 3 feet wide after about 2-5 years
  • Created by: cross breeding of two different types of roses (hybrids and tea roses)
  • Problems: susceptible to aphids, caterpillars, spider mites and leaf hoppers
  • Diseases:  Black spot, powdery mildew and rose rust
  • Uses: Beds and borders, cottage gardens, flower arranging.
  • Sun: Likes full sunlight
  • Growth:  slow growing, limited flower output
  • Prune:  spring
  • Fertilize:Rose fertilizer early spring and again in mid summer. (affiliate link)

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

Osiria Rose

Photo credit: Garden Web

Magic Garden Roses stocks the red variety too but have sold out, although they do state that it will be available this year.  A photo of their variety of Osiria is quite different from the photo shopped internet version of it but still lovely.

Osiria rose

Photo credit Magic Garden Roses

Bakker Spalding, a UK company has it for sale. at the moment.

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

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.Osiria rose from Palatine NurseryIf 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.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small commission from the sale, but the price is the same for you. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  55 comments for “Osiria Rose – Blood red and Pure White Beauty

  1. 06/19/2013 at 4:03 am

    Canada? Rats. It probably wouldn’t do well here in South Georgia then.

    • Becky
      06/19/2013 at 6:15 am

      It’s like here’s this great rose, but you can’t have it! I live in FL, so neither can I.

    • admin
      06/19/2013 at 9:48 am

      I know. I so wanted one here in NC.

      • Mimi
        05/11/2014 at 9:18 am

        That’s the most gorgeous rose I’ve ever seen. I would love to have it here in t’ville NC!

        • admin
          05/11/2014 at 12:25 pm

          Hi Mimi. Me too! I also live in NC. Have not yet found it though, although they have them at the rose gardens here in Raleigh.

          • John
            04/21/2015 at 10:26 pm

            Consider a Love Grandiflora. You can pick them up for 12-15 bucks. I’ve had pretty fair luck with mine in Charlotte, NC.

          • admin
            04/22/2015 at 8:56 am

            Thanks for the tip, John. Carol

          • Juniper
            06/16/2015 at 2:00 pm

            Or a “Fire and Ice” http://www.edmundsroses.com/dp.asp?pID=23710&c=6 Osiria are really prone to disease and bugs, have few blooms and do not repeat bloom . Fire and Ice or Love rose bush is a much better choice, and actually have the bi color petals.

  2. 08/07/2013 at 10:41 am

    dear sir,
    i am intrested buying osiria rose plants in bulk quantity.please contact us as soon as
    thank you

    • Anonymous
      08/07/2013 at 10:47 am

      As far as I know the retailer in Canada is the only one I know who has it. See link in article above.


  3. Héctor Villegas
    08/12/2013 at 9:46 pm

    Donde encuentro una de estas rosas?

  4. Kalpana Raje
    09/16/2013 at 5:12 am

    Osiria is a beautiful Rose, can I get this plant in India, (Maharashtra, Pun e.) ? If so please send me the link.


  5. patricia leblanc
    10/29/2013 at 4:22 pm

    I have found there are a few places in california. But they sell out quickly. Best bet is to order early September.

    • admin
      10/29/2013 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks Patricia. I’ve had so many people both here and on my Facebook page who want to get one!


  6. sylvia
    11/12/2013 at 5:55 pm

    I named my daughter after that rose “Osiria Yvette” est. 05.06.13

    • admin
      11/12/2013 at 6:29 pm

      I bet she is a beauty too!

  7. Gwydion
    02/05/2014 at 4:48 pm

    There is a nursery in England that sells the orisiria rose bushes for about $20 per shrub


    • admin
      02/05/2014 at 5:51 pm

      Hi Gwydion. Thanks for the info. I’ve had lots of people ask where to get them. Carol

  8. Gwydion
    02/06/2014 at 12:45 am

    No problem my wife wanted some and even though I found 6 suppliers in the US they are all sold out and don’t expect to have any more in stock till late October. I then started looking for where they got the bushes from and even though they will not tell you. Checking with the patten office revealed that the spaldingbulb company of London England holds the patten for osiria hybrid tea-rose

    • admin
      02/06/2014 at 10:35 am

      That is good to know. It is definitely a hard one to find here in the US. I have people asking me all the time where to get them.


    • pat smigiel
      06/27/2014 at 8:20 am

      I just purchased seeds on eBay.

      • admin
        06/27/2014 at 10:03 am

        Hi Pat. Thanks for letting us know where to find the seeds. Carol

    • beverly gwiazdowski
      01/28/2015 at 3:10 pm

      they do not ship to the u.s.a.

      • beverly gwiazdowski
        01/28/2015 at 3:16 pm

        they do not send them from the u.k. from “Spaulding nursery.

        • admin
          01/28/2015 at 8:05 pm

          Hi Beverly. That is a shame. It really is very hard to find here. Carol

  9. Angelique
    04/27/2014 at 9:09 am

    um….I’m blown away that no one has mentioned this or thought of it…I bought my seeds on ebay

    • admin
      04/28/2014 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Angelique,

      Thanks for the tip!

  10. 07/24/2014 at 2:23 pm

    I have 3 bushes – great fragrance – they thrive here in the mts of BC Canada. Got them a couple years ago from Lindenberg Seed Co in Manitoba.

    • admin
      07/24/2014 at 3:47 pm

      Hi Vicki, Thanks for providing details of the supplier. Many people here in the US would love to get them. Carol

      • 08/08/2014 at 12:08 am

        I just purchased some on ebay today. What I would like to learn is the optimal conditions for growing them. I will study this so that there is the greatest chance for success. Since this is August already, it seems that growing in a pot indoors would be the best idea. Any hints would be appreciated. These are the finest looking flower that I have ever seen. Thanks for your information !

        • admin
          08/08/2014 at 12:21 am

          Hi Susan, I have not grown one so I can’t really say for sure, but my guess is that it should be grown like any other rose would be. The link to the Canadian supplier just says that it grows outside in zones 6-10 and gets to about 3 feet tall and reblooms. Also says that it needs winter protection. I’ve not had much luck with growing roses in pots. All of mine are in the soil outside, but I live in zone 7b.

    • amee harbin
      09/18/2014 at 7:58 pm

      I bought a bush here in W.V. It bloomed around the end of July!!! it is the most Beautiful Rose I have ever seen! It has not bloomed since…. Can you give me some information on when to expect it to bloom and also so pointers on how to care for it?

      • admin
        09/18/2014 at 9:32 pm

        Hi Amee. I have not grown this rose, since I have not been able to find one. The info that I have on it is that is it Deciduous, dark red and white bloom in summer and dark red in autumn. Flowers are lightly scented. Other than this, it is grown just as any other rose bush. Carol

      • Don Dunkerly
        04/06/2015 at 12:14 pm

        Where in West Virginia did you purchase the osiria rose. –dealer and location, thanks.

        • admin
          04/06/2015 at 12:55 pm

          Hi Don. I have no idea where in West Virginia. The only sources I know of are the ones that are listed in the post. Carol

      • Theresa
        04/14/2015 at 2:29 pm

        I live by Parkersburg, W.Va. Where in W.Va. did you buy your rose?

        • Wish 71
          04/14/2015 at 2:34 pm

          Amee Harbin where in W.Va. did you buy your rose? I live by Parkersburg.

  11. Emily
    10/23/2014 at 2:55 pm

    I hope more places begin selling these fully grown soon. I do live in Canada, but these roses are not available in any local flower shops. I got my boyfriend to go on quite the scavenger hunt looking for them after I saw their picture and became absolutely infatuated with them. I am a huge fan of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and they remind me greatly of the red painted white roses! I hope to have a bouquet of these at my wedding! So beautiful. I might have to try purchasing some seeds and growing my own, but I don’t have the greenest thumb when it comes to seedlings and I think it may be too cold where I live for them to thrive. Phooey!

    • admin
      10/23/2014 at 4:19 pm

      Hi Emily. You are not the only one to fall in love with them. I’ve had so many requests asking where to find them. I can’t get them locally here either. Carol

  12. marcelo
    03/13/2015 at 2:59 pm

    Hi I’m from Michigan I just wanna know how I can buy a beautiful rose like that

    • admin
      03/13/2015 at 3:16 pm

      Hi Marcelo. Your question is one of my most commonly asked ones on my blog. There are a couple of links in the article for sources, but it is a very hard rose to find here in the US. Carol

  13. Heather Reimer
    04/04/2015 at 6:04 pm


    Discontinued, due to plants being disappointments, and most images displayed on the internet have been photoshopped.


    • admin
      04/04/2015 at 7:41 pm

      HI Heather. Thanks for the info. It’s good to know. Carol

  14. tisha
    04/08/2015 at 6:16 pm

    Hi i found my roses on Aliexpress.com 50seeds 20 different colors… i just have to freeze my seeds for a while before i grow them.

    • Jerriann
      04/22/2015 at 7:21 pm

      How long do you have to freeze the seeds i got 5 colors 250 seeds off of aliexpress why do you have to freeze them?

      • admin
        04/22/2015 at 8:22 pm

        I do not know how long to freeze, since I have never used rose seeds. But some seeds will not germinate without the cold. Carol

  15. ona gebhardt
    04/08/2015 at 6:21 pm

    this rose is not for sale anymore at Palatine roses.

  16. Grady
    05/31/2015 at 2:23 am

    Sorry to disappoint those who have purchased seeds, but roses do not set true from seed, and all members of one particular variety are clones… I personally am doubting that this rose actually exists… there is a rose that is red with yellow underside, with the name of “ketchup and mustard”, people actually grow that and you can purchase it…. re: Palatine, the excuse that people would be put of off growing roses because one didn’t turn out sounds like a pile of BS to me…

  17. Patsy
    06/04/2015 at 2:59 pm

    I have had this growing since spring of 2013 now. I only got 2 roses the first year and about 3 the next. This spring so far I have gotten 5. I love this rose and I have sent you two untouched photos to your email.

    • admin
      06/04/2015 at 3:06 pm

      Hi Patsy. Thanks for the photos. Where did you purchase the plant? I get asked that often. Carol

    • Dreama Storer
      06/10/2015 at 11:24 am

      Patsy , I live in Kentucky 25 miles from the Tennessee Boarder . I’m in zone 6 I’d love to see your picture or pictures and where you got your plant. Thanks so much

  18. Carl Heinz
    06/23/2015 at 6:03 pm

    I was on the Roses Unlimited waiting list for a few months, and they sent a plant from a rooted cane. It will be a while before I think it will be ready for planting in the ground. We moved it to a larger pot using Mirical Grow potting soil and added some B1 when watering it in. Even youth it’s small, some buds are starting. Guess we’ll get to see how close it actually comes to the photoshopped pictures.

    • admin
      06/23/2015 at 6:15 pm

      Hi Carl. I would love to see the photo when it grows so we can all compare!

      • Peggy
        09/03/2015 at 11:44 am

        Hi Carol,
        Were you able to get more than 3 roses this year. I live in Wa we grow roses all the time. Where in the world do you find it.

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