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'Charles Darwin ®' rose Description
'Charles Darwin ® (English Rose, Austin, 1991/2001)' rose photo
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Medium yellow Shrub.
Registration name: AUSpeet
Bred by David C. H. Austin (1926-2018) (United Kingdom, 1991).
Introduced in United States by David Austin Roses Limited (USA) in 2001 as 'Charles Darwin'.
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 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.  
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.