Comment concerning Rose (Rosa 'Archduke Charles'): Archduke Charles, one of my favorites.

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"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."
Name: Porkpal
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Feb 11, 2014 5:06 PM CST
I love this rose. I grow it near the Texas Gulf Coast and it survives our hot humid summers and is drought tolerant. I do not spray or fertilize my roses except with compost. It has lost its leaves to exceptional heat some summers but always bounces back in the fall. Spring, fall, and into the winter it is seldom without blooms, and it does, indeed, maintain itself as a tidy, vase-shaped shrub.
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Feb 11, 2014 5:23 PM CST

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