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Rosa 'Charlotte'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Charlotte
Additional cultivar information: (aka AUSpoly, Elgin Festival)
Hybridized by Austin; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994

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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Bloom Color:
Light yellow (ly)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Susceptible to black spot

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Joan On Nov 14, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

According to David Austin's 2009 Handbook of Roses, this rose is dedicated to his granddaughter.

Positive hortensia On Sep 18, 2005, hortensia from Langley, BC, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have only had this plant for two years, and, since it is on its own roots, it is still pretty small However, I am very pleased with it so far and hopeful about its future. In general I find the Austins rather spindly and disease prone. This one is nice and sturdy, strong upright canes even on a plant this young, supporting the flowers well. The flowers are beautiful and produced freely (again, taking into consideration the youth of the plant) The foliage has stayed nice and clean in spite of a dismal (too wet and cold, then too hot and dry) summer

Will report back in a year or so.

Positive pradamary On Jun 27, 2005, pradamary from South Easton, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This rose is hardy in New England, surviving a bitter cold and snowy winter and thriving.

Positive Gindee77 On May 19, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have 3 of these roses and they are just wonderful. They bloom all summer and are always full of blooms and buds. They don't have much fragrance, but are pretty disease resistant and hardy.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grass Valley, California
Hampton, Illinois
Lombard, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Louisville, Kentucky
Alfred, Maine
South Easton, Massachusetts
Norman, Oklahoma
North Augusta, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Hazel Dell North, Washington

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