Teasing Georgia Rose (English Rose)

Rosa ‘Teasing Georgia’ is a type of yellow rose cultivar, bred by British rose breeder David C.H. Austin in 1987. It is named in honor of German journalist, Gorgia Tornow. The rose is part of the David Austin English Rose Collection.

The rose was introduced to the market in 1998 and is a moderately sized shrub that can grow up to 5 feet tall. The rose plant produces large, cup-shaped flowers that are filled with numerous petals. The blooms have a rich, buttery yellow color that fades to a softer yellow as they mature.

The flowers in general have a strong tea rose fragrance. This rose cultivar is rated as hardy in USDA zones 5 through 9, which means that it can tolerate temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit (-29 degrees Celsius) in the winter.

Rosa ‘Teasing Georgia’ has won several awards in the UK and around the world for its beauty.  It was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit in 2000, which is given to plants that are deemed to be of outstanding and suitable for garden cultivation. In the same year, it was also awarded the Henry Edland Medal in recognition of its exceptional fragrance.

Facts About Teasing Georgia Rose

Scientific NameRosa ‘Teasing Georgia’
Type of RoseEnglish Rose
OriginUnited Kingdom (UK)
Year of Introduction1998
BreederDavid C.H. Austin in 1987
Size3 to 5 feet in height
USDA Zones5-9
Marketing Names‘Teasing Georgia’
AwardsRoyal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit and Henry Edland Medal in 2000

How to Grow and Care for Teasing Georgia Rose


  • Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil. Teasing Georgia Roses prefer at least 6 hours of sunlight daily.
  • Plant the rose in a hole twice as wide and deep as the root ball.
  • Ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent diseases.


  • Provide well-draining soil enriched with organic matter.
  • English Roses generally prefer slightly acidic to neutral pH soil (around 6.0-7.0).


  • Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry spells.
  • Water at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, which can contribute to fungal diseases.
  • Mulching helps retain moisture and regulates soil temperature.


  • Fertilize in early spring with a balanced rose fertilizer.
  • Repeat applications during the growing season according to package instructions.


  • Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.
  • Remove dead, damaged, or crossing branches.
  • Shape the plant to maintain an open and airy structure.
  • Regularly deadhead spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering.

Disease Control:

  • Keep an eye out for common rose diseases like blackspot or powdery mildew.
  • Provide adequate spacing between plants for good air circulation.
  • Apply fungicides preventively, especially in humid conditions.


  • Monitor for pests such as aphids, thrips, or spider mites.
  • Treat pest issues promptly using insecticidal soap or neem oil.


  • Teasing Georgia Roses may benefit from support, especially if they produce large blooms.
  • Use stakes or other support structures to prevent bending or breakage in strong winds.

Winter Care:

  • Mulch around the base of the rose to protect the roots from freezing temperatures.
  • Consider wrapping the plant with burlap in colder climates.

Regular Inspection:

  • Regularly inspect the Teasing Georgia Rose for signs of stress, disease, or pests.
  • Early detection allows for timely intervention and better plant health.