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'Queen Charlotte' rose Description
'Queen Charlotte' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange-pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: HARubondee
Exhibition name: Queen Charlotte
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1989).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Harkness & Co. Ltd. as 'Queen Charlotte'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange-pink.  Flowers deep salmon-red, yellow base, reverse pink-red, ages paler.  Mild fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Produces decorative hips.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Notes:
Raised to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London.
 
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