Rose of the Month ~ July
Charlotte (Auspoly) is an English Rose, bred by David Austin
and introduced in 1994. The parentage of 'Graham Thomas' is
evident in Charlotte. It has exquisite cup-shaped flowers,
of medium size and soft yellow colouring. The growth is compact
(3ft x 2.5ft), bushy and rather upright with intermittent
repeat. All in all, one of the most beautiful of the yellow
English Roses and also, for those with particularly cold winters,
one of the hardiest. It has a pleasant Tea Rose fragrance.
In South Africa it is known as 'Elgin Festival', named for
a town that is home to a succesful rose festival.
Rate July Rose
of the Month
Poll Results for Charlotte
21% Love it, have at least one
43% Like it, have one or might get one
7% Could take it or leave it
21% Not a favorite but I'd keep it if it was
7% Yuck, shovel prune it!
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