Rosa Charles Darwin (Auspeet), Image courtesy of David Austin English Roses

Rosa Charles Darwin


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Rosa Charles Darwin® (Auspeet), from David Austin, is a beautiful English Shrub Rose with large, cupped yellow flowers tending almost towards a mellow old gold hue. Such rich colouring is perfect for punctuating a mixed border. The flowers are very full and rounded at first, later opening to shallow cups held in large clusters.

Very fragrant, the flowers have a soft floral tea aroma with aspects of pure lemon. Blooming almost continuously throughout the summer months, as well as being a repeat flowerer, this Leander Hybrid is reliable and has good disease resistance. A compact, bushy shrub, Rosa Charles Darwin is a great addition to both formal and informal planting schemes; it also makes a wonderful rose hedge.

Named after the naturalist Charles Darwin who was born in Shropshire, not far from David Austin’s nursery.

Pot Size: 6L

Hardiness: Hardy

Height and Spead: 110cm x 140cm

Preferred soil type: Any free draining soil

Aspect: Any

Position: Full Sun / Partial Shade 

Flowering Period: June – September 

Care: Remove faded flowers; prune in March