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Introducing the Charlotte Shrub Rose, a masterpiece crafted by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) in the United Kingdom before 1992. Introduced to the world by David Austin Roses Limited in 1994 as 'Charlotte,' this Shrub Rose is a radiant addition to the English Rose Collection.

Key Features:

  • Introduction Year: 1994


  • Type: Shrub Rose (English Rose Collection)
  • Color: Yellow with orange shading
  • Fragrance: Moderate
  • Petals: 100
  • Bloom Diameter: 3.25 inches
  • Bloom Form: Medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters
  • Blooming Pattern: Flushes throughout the season
  • Bud Form: Pointed, ovoid
  • Foliage: Leathery


  • Height: 3 to 6 feet (90 to 185cm)
  • Width: 4 to 5 feet (120 to 150cm)

Growing Information:

  • USDA Zone: 5b through 10b
  • Disease Susceptibility: Susceptible to blackspot, susceptible to Mildew
  • Spring Freeze Protection: Required
  • Container Growing: Possible (requires winter protection)


Charlotte Shrub Rose, a part of the esteemed English Rose Collection, showcases a mesmerizing blend of yellow with delicate orange shading. Bred by the visionary David Austin, this rose boasts a moderate fragrance and a remarkable abundance of petals, with each bloom reaching an average diameter of 3.25 inches. The medium-sized, very full blooms are arranged in small clusters, creating a stunning visual impact.

Foliage and Form:

The leathery foliage, consisting of 7 leaflets, adds to the rose's charm. Pointed, ovoid buds give way to the exquisite blooms that grace your garden in flushes throughout the season.

Size and Versatility:

With a height ranging from 3 to 6 feet and a width of 4 to 5 feet, Charlotte is well-suited for various garden settings. Whether planted in the ground or in a container (with winter protection for the latter), this rose thrives in USDA zones 5b through 10b.

Growing Considerations:

While Charlotte Shrub Rose requires attention to blackspot and mildew susceptibility, its captivating beauty and fragrant blooms make it a worthy addition to any garden. Ensure spring freeze protection in areas prone to frost.

Experience the allure of Charlotte Shrub Rose as it graces your outdoor space with timeless elegance and a profusion of radiant blooms.

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