English rose is a description, associated with English culture, that may be applied to a naturally attractive woman or girl of traditionally fair complexion who is from or is associated with England.
The description has a cultural reference to the national flower of England, the rose, and to its long tradition within English symbolism.
English rose (epithet) Wikipedia
The term "English rose" is found in Merrie England (1902), a comic opera written by Basil Hood. He describes a garden where 'women are the flowers' and in which 'the sweetest blossom' or 'fairest queen' is 'the perfect English rose'.
The words are performed by a tenor in the role of Sir Walter Raleigh (1554–1618) in the presence of a May Queen but regarding his secret love (purely within the opera) a member of the household of Elizabeth I.
See also: 16th-century portrait paintings of women (category) and 1900–09 in fashion.
'Last of the English Roses' is a song by singer/songwriter Pete Doherty from his album Grace/Wastelands.
At the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, Elton John performed a version of his 1974 hit Candle in the Wind which began with the adapted lyrics, Goodbye England's rose....