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Rosa 'Comtes des Champagne'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Comtes des Champagne
Additional cultivar information: (aka AUSufo, Comtes de Champagne, Coniston)
Hybridized by Austin; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2001

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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:
Deep yellow (dy)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Unknown - Tell us

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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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Nasturtium28 On Nov 21, 2007, Nasturtium28 from Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I do not know how well the Austin roses do in the hot summers of this area but I thought I would try. I put the plant in the ground some time in May, and it bloomed through October; it seems to be "done" now, and I am watching the hips. The plant grew well, remaining below 3 feet in height, but throwing some long, slightly arching stems that make a pleasing open shape in my small garden space. The first blooms were bleached, but eventually I got the pretty golden cups that smell wonderful. The plant has not gone through a winter yet, but the foliage has so far been vigorous and healthy. The blooms fade within a few days but the shrub is well-named, because the golden cups do bring to mind the color and form of champagne bubbles. So far, so good.


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

Sacramento, California
Rhinebeck, New York

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