Osiria Rose Care – How to Take Care of Osiria Rose Bushes

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.

Osiria roses are heavily photo shopped on the internet. This rose is a photo from one of my readers and shows the actual color. See my tips for Osiria Rose care. the gardeningcook.com

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.

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.

Information on Osiria Rose Care:

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

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. Easier growing alternatives to Osiria rose

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.

Gemini Rose

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. 

Coretta Scott King Rose

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 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

Finding Osiria rose for sale is a challenge. Many of the places that I have linked to in the past are either out of stock, or the plant has been discontinued because of potential problems growing it.

Hello, Hello Plants and Garden Supplies 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.

Osiria rose

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.

Osiria ruby rose budAnd another as it started to open. Not the dramatic photo shopped look, but still a pretty rose.Osiria 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.Red and White Osiria rose flower in bloom. Osiria rose care is quite difficult. This rose can be a challenge to grow.

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 purchased from Palatine Nursery

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!
Osiria Rose

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.

Osiria Blood Rose flower grown by one of my readers.

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.  bouquet of roses

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.

Pin Osiria Rose Care Tips for later

Would you like a reminder of these tips for growing Osiria rose? Just pin this image to one of your flower boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.These Osiria rose care tips will help you grow the finicky rose and also give some alternatives.

Yield: A stunning focal point in the garden

Osiria Rose Care - How to Take Care of Osiria Rose Bushes

Osiria roses are heavily photo shopped on the internet. This rose is a photo from one of my readers and shows the actual color. See my tips for Osiria Rose care. the gardeningcook.com

Osiria rose took the internet by storm a few years ago. The rose is beautiful but it is finicky to grow. These tips will help.

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  • Osiria Rose Bush
  • Pruning tools
  • Well Draining Soil


  • Print out this care care of osiria rose growing tips and keep it with your garden journal


  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

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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  90 comments for “Osiria Rose Care – How to Take Care of Osiria Rose Bushes

  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.

          • Keryl
            03/09/2017 at 9:38 pm

            I ordered them off wish. Com

        • Nancy
          04/08/2018 at 3:58 pm

          Hi there Stony Point here from NC . I have some seeds will post how it goes.

      • Tracee
        05/04/2017 at 10:53 am

        Hello- so I just purchased these seeds from China. There are no growing instructions at all. I am hoping to be successful in getting them to sprout just not sure if I should do that indoors or out?! I live in Arizona and it’s starting to get hot. I loved your article and all the info on this rose. Thanks

        • Carol
          05/04/2017 at 9:58 pm

          Hi Tracee. Growing roses from seeds is quite a challenge, since the seeds need to go through a process of cold moist storage before they will sprout. Also, if they do sprout, they may not be like the parent plant. Most of the Osiria rose seeds that I have seen show a photo shopped rose on the package. Do let me know how you go with them, though. Carol

      • Bud
        05/13/2017 at 9:29 am

        I just ordered some on eBay but u have to start them from seeds

        • Carol
          05/13/2017 at 12:26 pm

          Hi Bud, I haven’t seen very good reviews for Osiria seeds but please let me know if they grow for you. Carol

  2. vishwas
    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. 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. Vicki Hilger
    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

      • Susan
        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

      • kevin martin
        08/11/2016 at 10:56 pm

        i got my seeds on ebay i have three plants growing now they are about three feet tall but no flowers yet

        • Carol
          08/12/2016 at 10:58 am

          Please let us know if they do flower Kevin. 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

      • kevin
        08/16/2016 at 5:58 am

        yes i sure will

  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.

  19. kevin
    08/16/2016 at 6:02 am

    just wondering my rose plants are now about 4 1/2 feet tall still now buds on them but should i dig them up come winter and bring them inside or cut them to the ground come winter i have worked to hard to just let them die over winter without seeing them bloom

  20. Kevin
    08/19/2016 at 6:05 am

    Hi carol
    My rose seed had now grown to 5 foot I think it may be getting to bud as winter will be here soon in michigan should I think about digging them up and bring them inside for winter or will they come back next year

    • Carol
      08/19/2016 at 10:59 am

      Hi Kevin. I am not sure how roses do in Michigan. I believe that most northerners protect rose bushes with perhaps a rose collar to protect from wind and mulching around the bottom to protect from snow and frost. I have not heard of people digging roses up and bringing them inside. Did your rose seed have a zone for the rose bush? That is the best indicator of what needs doing. Here in the south, the bushes always come back but we have mild winters with only a bit of snow and frost. Carol

  21. Sharon
    11/02/2016 at 9:28 pm

    Similar rose is Snowfire I think it is easier to find. I was able to grow it successfully jn Southern. California.

    • Carol
      11/03/2016 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks for the info Sharon. Good to know!

  22. juliati
    01/18/2017 at 12:32 am

    Hi Carol, I grow roses from cutting. Now it’s look like Osiria Rose(Blood Red&pure white beauty) that I bought from Walmart in Fort Smith,AR. by product of Columbia as fresh flowers. The color inside is Red mix Orange mix Brown & outside is some white,some white mix light yellow, it’s really beautiful. I hope they’ll grow roots&leaves asap.

    • Carol
      01/18/2017 at 11:11 am

      Hi Julia. I would love to see photos of the rose, if you can get it to root and grow. I’m compiling a list of them and adding them to the post as readers send them in. Carol

  23. juliati
    01/25/2017 at 12:54 am

    Hi Carol, Osiria mine grow from cutting the name is OSIRIA TWILIGHT as red mix orange mix brown inside & creamy mix white mix light yellow outside & yellow underside.

    • Carol
      01/25/2017 at 2:31 pm

      I can’t wait to see the photo!

  24. juliati
    01/29/2017 at 12:10 am

    Hi Carol, all my Osiria just start to grow light green tiny spots. the green color the leaves haven’t spread yet. my others already spread the leaves. just now at WALMART I bought the RED inside & WHITE outside w/WHITE underside. and LIGHT PINK inside & WHITE outside (smell sweet). I’ll let you know later on.

    • Carol
      01/29/2017 at 12:08 pm

      Hi Julia. Are these cut roses or plants that you got from Walmart? Carol

  25. juliati
    01/29/2017 at 11:52 pm

    Hi Carol, yes for cut roses (not plants) all I bought from WALMART for growing my roses from cutting.

  26. Anna
    08/08/2017 at 7:29 pm

    I bought one last year, this is its first flowering for me. It’s just starting to sprout for this season so am looking forward to it! I live in Tasmania, Australia, cool temperate zone ?

    • Carol
      08/09/2017 at 10:31 am

      Hi Anna. Pretty photo. Is the picture one of the rose bush from a previous season? The colors are lovely! Did you buy seeds or a plant? Carol

      • Anna
        08/09/2017 at 6:14 pm

        Sorry I should have been more specific! The photo is my rose in its first flowering for me last season. We are just approaching spring here in Australia so it has just started to produce shoots after winter and looking a lot stronger this year! I have it planted in a wooden barrel in a part of the garden that gets full sun in a mix of compost and potting mix. I bought it as a bare rooted plant on order. I’m excited to see how it does this year now it is established! I’ve included another photo ?

        • Carol
          08/10/2017 at 9:16 pm

          Hi Anna. The photos are great. I’d love to include them in my article if it is okay with you! (with a shout out to you, of course) Carol

          • Carol
            08/11/2017 at 9:24 pm


  27. Anna
    08/10/2017 at 11:16 pm

    Yes of course! Knock yourself out ??

  28. Sue Bryan
    06/13/2018 at 2:34 pm

    I have an osiria rose which I bought many years ago as a small bush from a gardening company. I found it slow growing, not easy but lovely flowers. I live in North Wales UK.

    • Carol
      06/21/2018 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Sue. it’s really hard to get here in the USA. Do you have a photo of yours? Carol

  29. Elizabeth
    04/18/2019 at 11:48 am

    I live in South Carolina and I have a bush of these I’ve been growing it has been tough but I have some photos I could share but I didn’t see how

  30. sk
    03/23/2020 at 12:27 pm

    Hi, I like your post really I have read first-time Thanks for sharing keep up the good work.

  31. 03/25/2020 at 11:25 am

    I live in India Thanks for sharing keep up the good work.

  32. Carolyn Cornie
    06/04/2020 at 10:31 pm

    These grow well in Oregon. They are spectacular.

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