Rosa ‘Charles Darwin’

Family: Rosaceae

Rosa ‘Charles Darwin’ (Auspeet) is an English Shrub Rose, which was bred by David Austin and introduced in 2003, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.  This rose produces flowers that are borne from golden coloured flower buds, which open as large, bowl shaped flowers of a rich, golden yellow hue, their outer petals softening in colour first; then the entire bloom pales to ivory, as the flowers age.

The powerful, sweet fragrance produced by this rose’s blooms is a popular feature of Rosa ‘Charles Darwin’.  This rose’s perfume is rather lemony, yet distinctively rose like in its character.

Rosa ‘Charles Austin’ grows to around 1.5m (4.5ft) in height.  This rose spreads to around 1.2m (4ft) wide.  The size of your plant will of course depend on your soil and the growing conditions in your garden.

If you’re planting this rose, choose a special spot where your rose can enjoy full sunshine or partial shade.  Rosa ‘Charles Darwin’ is suited to growing in containers, in beds and borders, or as part of a hedge.  Plant Rosa ‘Charles Darwin’ in moist, well drained soil.

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