'Comtes des Champagne' rose References
Website/Catalog (2018) Includes photo(s).
(Ausufo) Comte de Champagne
Yellow cups, each with a mop of stamens, gradually turn pale apricot, creating a delightful mix of shades. The growth is broad and bushy. The Comte de Champagne introduced Rosa gallica 'Officinalis' from Damascus in 1250. David Austin, 2001. [...]
This rose is named after Taittinger's finest champagne. Their president, M Claude Taittinger, is a descendant of Thibaut IV, Count of Champagne and Brie, who is reputed to have introduced R. gallica ‘Officinalis’ (The Apothecary's Rose) from Damascus on his return from the 7th Cruscade in 1250. He was a great lover of roses and celebrated them in poetry.
Award: Certificate of Merit
Name: Comtes de Champagne
Type: shrub rose
Breeder: David Austin, Wolverhampton, UK
Exhibitor: Siebler Publishing Services, Vic
Magazine (Aug 2003) Page(s) 35.
'AUSufo', S, pb, 2001; Published in the August 2002 American Rose; correct AEN is Comtes des Champagne.
Article (misc) (Aug 2002) Page(s) 31.
Parentage: unnamed seedling x AUStamora
David Austin Roses, Ltd., 2001
... flowers yellow blend [yb]... moderate fragrance...