New Zealand Rose (Rosa ‘Aotearoa New Zealand’)

New Zealand Rose

For the price of a single, long-stemmed bouquet, you can present your loved one (or yourself!) with soft pink Hybrid Tea blooms for years and years. Grow fragrant, reblooming New Zealand Rose (Rosa ‘Aotearoa New Zealand’) for fully double Roses that reach six inches across and feature up to 35 soft, creamy pink petals! Cherish the outstanding floral honeysuckle fragrance of these incredible pale pink blooms.

Place them where you can study the way the reflexed guard petals are brushed with deeper shell pink! Your pollinators will certainly be coming in for a closer look, so be mindful of them as you snip a few blooms for your bouquets indoors! Taking the blooms for cut flower arrangements will actually help promote a faster flush of new Roses! Get into the habit of decorating your home year after year with fresh-cut Roses from your very own bush for the cost of a high-end floral bouquet!

Very good disease resistance and dark, glossy green foliage make New Zealand Hybrid Tea Rose easy to grow in the right planting site. Celebrate life with the strong, sweet fragrance of these award-winning blooms! Heat hardy throughout USDA growing zones 6 to 9, these are fantastically adaptable and resistant Rose bushes!

Planting and Application:

On larger lots, create memories with a sunny, Rose-lined walkway. Turn your trip to the garage into a Fairy Tale with an extraordinary series of Hybrid Tea Roses from! Children’s gardens and Cottage Borders are ideal for these flouncy blooms and New Zealand is perfect as backdrops of blooming greenery for your Perennial borders!

Pair New Zealand with a New Dawn Climbing Rose for a double dose of barely-there pink blush on multiple levels, or pair these subtle pink blossoms with buttery yellow Lemon Drift® or lavender blooms like Love Song™ or a mixed hue and equally pastel Life of the Party™ Rose bush!

Upright, narrow Rosa New Zealand bushes can be kept in garden containers. Perfume your courtyard or balcony with their showy presentation, even in small spaces! Container gardeners rejoice and use these blooming ornamentals anywhere whether you have a yard or not! Porch and patios, rooftop gardens and courtyards are elevated with urns spilling over full of romantic pink blooms!

  • Barely There Blusing Shell Pink Blossoms
  • Fragrant & Repeat Blooming
  • Easy to Grow & Adaptable
  • Hardy Hybrid Tea & Gorgeous Cut Flowers
  • Specimens, Backdrops & Accents – Great in Containers & Great for Pollinators

Tips for Care:

Hybrid Tea Roses have the most blooms in full sun, favoring the drying powers of the morning sun. Plant in enriched, average to medium, well-drained soils and moisture during the summer heat. For optimum flowering and disease resistance, plant in areas with good air circulation. Be sure to add a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch to retain moisture. Read more about pruning Roses, winterizing Roses, and un-wintering in spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!

  • Loves Full Sun
  • Moderate Regular Moisture & Mulched Beds
  • Any Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Heat Tolerant & Disease-Resistant

Soft and subtle barely-there-pink, the New Zealand Hybrid Tea Rose offers lovely fragrance and easy-care to your landscape!

New Zealand Rose (Rosa ‘Aotearoa New Zealand’) Details

Common name New Zealand Rose
Botanical name Rosa 'Aotearoa New Zealand'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 6-9
Growth rate Fast
Height 3 - 5 ft.
Width 2 - 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Shell Pink