Rose (Rosa 'Archduke Charles') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Archduke Charles'
'Archiduc Charles'
'Rita Petersen'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Other: Cupped to flat
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: China
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Dubourg, 1825
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer

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: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink and white
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Comments:
Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 4:23 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Thomas Rivers called this rose "changeable as the chameleon". The full, very shapely flowers open with crimson outer petals and neat pink centers, then darken to solid crimson. The heat of the sun speeds the process: what appears to be a bi-color hedge in spring and fall will be all red roses in mid-summer. The neat, erect bush and constant bloom help make this one of our most popular varieties."

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Posted by porkpal (Richmond, TX) on Feb 12, 2014 8:54 AM

In my garden in Texas near the Gulf, Archduke Charles is an unusually small and tidy shrub for a China. It normally blooms almost all year long and holds its flowers for a long time as they gradually change from pale pink to deep red. It does sometimes lose its leaves due to extreme summer heat, but endures my minimal care and watering to revive each fall.

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