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'Charles Darwin ®' rose Description
'Charles Darwin ® (English Rose, Austin, 1991/2001)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of markiz41
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Shrub.
Registration name: AUSpeet
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1991).
Introduced in United States by David Austin Roses Limited (USA) in 2001 as 'Charles Darwin'.
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Yellow, buff shading.  Moderate, opinions vary fragrance.  up to 136 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Rounded buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, thornless (or almost).  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green, leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 39" to 42" (100 to 105 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10a.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or shrub.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2004/132  on  2004   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
Canada - Patent No: 3813  on  17 Mar 2010
Application No: 04-4095  on  9 Mar 2004
'Auspeet' originated from a cross between two unnamed seedlings, made at Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, United Kingdom in 1991. Selection criteria included plant growth habit and repeated flowering.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 13,992  on  22 Jul 2003   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/032,197  on  20 Dec 2001
Observations made from plants of six years of age grown in a garden environment at Albrighton, England, July, 1998
Notes:
Per the Australian patent: Controlled pollination: in 1992, seed parent unnamed seedling was crossed with pollen parent ‘Ausgold’. Therefore, Unnamed seedling X Golden Celebration.