Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Orange and orange blend
Extra Bloom Info: In small clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Extra Color Info: Red/orange/yellow blend
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, upright
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Bob Jelly, 1977
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer
Awards: AARS: 1978

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Orange and yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Gemini x Zorina

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Charisma'
  • 'JELroganor'
  • 'Surprise Party'

Common names
  • Rose

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  • Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 5, 2014 5:35 PM concerning plant:
    As soon as I saw a whole hedge of these floribundas about 30 years ago, Charisma became my favorite rose, and it has remained my favorite ever since.

    It's prone to black spot, but it grows equally well in sun or shade in my garden. The vivid orange of the blooms can brighten up the darkest corners. It's a vibrant and cheerful rose.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 6, 2014 8:47 PM concerning plant:
    I grow Charisma in the front rose garden bed I call Floribundaville. Charisma makes a small flower, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in punch. The color is striking. Everyone that sees it wants one. Does need spraying for blackspot in my humid Long Island, NY garden.
  • Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Sep 29, 2011 3:37 PM concerning plant:
    Survives zone 5 CO winters easily

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