'Charles Darwin ®' rose Description
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Medium yellow Shrub.Registration name: AUSpeet
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
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.
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).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). 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.
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
Per the Australian patent: Controlled pollination: in 1992, seed parent unnamed seedling was crossed with pollen parent ‘Ausgold’. Therefore, Unnamed seedling X Golden Celebration.