'Charles Gater' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Meetza
Medium red Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Charles Gater
Crimson to vermilion. Strong fragrance. 40 petals. Large, double (17-25 petals), globular bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright.
Height of 4' (120 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
In the Royal National Rose Society's Rose Annual, George Paul described Charles Gater as his "old friend and foreman." He is identified as "Charles Gater, of Cheshunt, and his brother William, of Slough... were probably the best growers of pot Roses the world has seen..."