Prosperity Shrub Rose Bushes

General Info RHS AGM
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained
Colour White/Cream
Type Shrub Rose
Ornamental Fragrant, Berries, Repeat Flowering
Flowering Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
  Buy 3 or more bareroot roses and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)



Prosperity - Shrub needs...
  • Rootgrow Root Stimulant


    From £6.00

  • Garden Mulch

    RocketGro Mulch

    From £12.96

  • Compost, Rocket Gro Soil Improver

    RocketGro Compost, Soil Improver

    From £12.96

  • Uncle Tom’s Rose Tonic

    Rose Tonic, Uncle Tom’s

    From £19.98

Prosperity Rose

Prosperity is a delightful shrub rose that's proved hugely popular since it was introduced in the 1870s. The flowers are gorgeous for a start – pretty, semi double affairs in a lovely ivory, blushed rich cream at the centre, with a little hit of strawberry cream at the centre of the buds. The scent is heady. The way the flowers are held on the plant is a dream, in prolific clusters on strong upright trusses, the stems a rich glossy plum-mahogany colour, a handsome contrast with the ivory buds and deep green glossy leaves, and ever so elegant. Browse the rest of our shrub roses, or all of our rose varieties here.

Growing Prosperity Roses

First up, Prosperity is a wonderful contender for a hedge. And a sizeable one at that. It's a vigorous grower and will make a spectacular flowering boundary, up to nearly 2m in height, and one that will shelter and provide sustenance for all manner of helpful wildlife, such as birds, insects and invertebrates. I wouldn't grow Prosperity in a pot, however, as larger shrub roses quickly drain the soil of available nutrients. In a rose border it will look amazing, a froth of ivory flowers all summer long; enclose a mass planting within a low clipped box or Japanese holly hedge and those crisp white blooms and vigorous habit will be beautifully offset by the fresh greens and clean lines of the evergreens. It's an RHS AGM winner, so you're pretty much guaranteed a good grower, as long as you keep Prosperity well watered and grow in good, rich soil, mulching with manure or garden compost once or twice a year.


  • Height: to 1.8m
  • Spread: to 1.2m
  • Colour: creamy white with pale cream centres
  • Shape of flower: semi-double, ruffled
  • Size of flower: small-medium
  • Scent: strongly scented
  • Flowering: repeat through summer
  • Group: shrub rose
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Did You Know?

Prosperity was created by Joseph Pemberton, a clergyman and amateur rose grower, in the late 1800s. It's one of a group of 'hybrid musk' roses, highly scented and cluster flowered, that he bred in his Essex garden in an attempt to recreate the 'grandmother's roses' he remembered from his childhood.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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