Floribunda Rose 'Charisma'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Charisma
Additional cultivar information:(aka JELroganor, Surprise Party)
Hybridized by Jelly
Registered or introduced: 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)

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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)

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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

Miami, Florida

Lilburn, Georgia

Coushatta, Louisiana

Echo, Louisiana

Hamtramck, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Batesville, Mississippi

Hilliard, Ohio

North Augusta, South Carolina

Joshua, Texas

Roanoke, Virginia

Spokane, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 18, 2017, backyardgrown from Batesville, MS (Zone 7b) wrote:

If it weren't for the beautiful color of the bloom, and the fact that my husband loves it, it would have been shovel pruned last year. I've had this one for two years, and it's not much bigger than it was when I planted it. Between blackspot and subsequent die off (even with preventive measures and some spraying) it needed a lot of pruning, and it hasn't bounced back. It's been well fed, and watered properly, so it may not like where it is.

But that color....


On May 1, 2015, daynewrose from Miami, FL wrote:

I grow this rose as a tree rose in my front garden, and it stands very well to my hot and humid zone 10 summers. Most roses here get blackspot, in fact it seems to be a given for this part of the country. However, Charisma has always been clean even without spraying. And it is always full of flowers. Perfect for an entryway as a tree rose, and the color will stand out for brilliance and intensity. Get it grafted on a good rootstock for your area.


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.


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 eve... read more


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.


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.