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PlantFiles: Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'Charisma'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Charisma
Additional cultivar information: (aka Surprise Party, JELroganor)
Hybridized by Jelly; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1977

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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Red blend (rb)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


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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)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive shopshops On Apr 2, 2012, shopshops from Joshua, TX wrote:

Gorgeous flower. Survives the unpredictable North Texas winters. (Freezing one year, mild the other). My neighbour grows this in morning sun and afternoon shade with exquiste results. This plant bloomed like nobody's buisness during our 2011 90 days of 100 degree weather with almost no rain, jus t supplemental watering.
My plant, bought from Walmart as a potted "bareroot" is only two months in the ground and has put out one beautiful bloom. many buds on so expecting a great show this spring (2012).

If you love orange roses, this is a good choice for you if you live in zone 7 and above.

Positive Beth1540 On Mar 31, 2012, Beth1540 from Atlanta, GA wrote:

We bought "Charisma" in Kansas City 'way back in the late 1970s, and we really loved this beautiful floribunda rose! I had never tried to grow roses, so I had no idea what a rose bush needed, yet every year, Charisma bloomed beautifully and trouble-free from spring until late in the fall. When we moved, we left this rose --- I have regretted leaving it behind ever since. We have had many roses in the ensuing years, but Charisma is the one we recall most fondly. In essence, the rose that most resembles Charisma today in ease of growing would have to be the "Knockout" series, although Charisma is very different in color --- more like another old favorite, the climber known as "Joseph's Coat." I would love to find "Charisma" again featured at local nurseries, but nobody seems to have even heard of this lovely rose. So sad.

Positive foreseen On Jul 17, 2010, foreseen from Hamtramck, MI wrote:

I love orange roses, this is a orange and red mix. The flowers are very beautiful but also very small. This is my first year with this flower but it is growing well and flowering profusely so far in afternoon shade.

Positive paradoxi On May 26, 2004, paradoxi from Spokane, WA wrote:

This last year was the first year for this plant. Although it was very new, it had a nice bloom and good fragrance. It seemed to fair well during the winter months here in Washington St. and is getting ready to bloom already this year.


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

Emeryville, California
Fountain Valley, California
Hesperia, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Hollywood, Florida
Lilburn, Georgia
Coushatta, Louisiana
Echo, Louisiana
Hamtramck, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hilliard, Ohio
North Augusta, South Carolina
Joshua, Texas
Roanoke, Virginia
Spokane, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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