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'Charles Gater' rose Description
'Charles Gater' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
12 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Charles Gater
Origin:
Bred by George Paul (1841-1921) (United Kingdom, 1893).
Introduced in Australia by George Brunning - St. Kilda Nurseries in 1897 as 'Charles Gater'.
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Crimson to vermilion.  Strong fragrance.  40 petals.  Large, double (17-25 petals), globular bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  
Height of 4' (120 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4a through 5b.  
Parentage:
Notes:
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..."
 
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