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Charles Darwin Rose

David Austin Roses

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$66.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 11

Charles Darwin Rose has arresting mustard-yellow, double flowers that fade to a creamy white at the outer petals. This English rose is highly fragrant and smells more like a lemon than a rose. Charles Darwin Rose was introduced in 2003 and is named after the naturalist who was also a resident of Shropshire in England, where David Austin Roses is headquartered.

The tall shape of Charles Darwin Rose makes a great backdrop for garden borders or a lovely specimen in a large planter. The flowers bloom nonstop, even in shadier spots of the garden. The fully double flowers contain at least 140 petals each and are some of the best flowers for cutting fresh or drying.

Charles Darwin Rose Care

Plant this shrub rose in full sun, in well-draining and moist soil. Shade early in the day or late in the afternoon is acceptable in hot and humid gardening zones. Fertilize Charles Darwin early in the spring with a slow-release, granular formulation for roses. The NPK ratio will be 1-4-2 or similar, with a higher ratio of phosphorous and potassium to nitrogen for heavy blooming and root development. Roses respond well to drip irrigation and soaker hoses because wet foliage can invite disease. When overhead watering cannot be avoided, water early in the day so that the foliage can dry before nightfall.

Prune shrub roses in late winter before new growth emerges. Prune out the oldest canes if they have stopped producing flowers. Remove any stems that are diseased, dead, or dying. The overall height can also be reduced by half if needed. Deadhead spent flowers during the summer to prolong flowering. Charles Darwin Rose will produce hips if the final flush of flowers is not deadheaded. Wildlife will enjoy the fruit and seeds over the winter.

Charles Darwin Rose Spacing

Charles Darwin stays compact at 3-4 feet high and wide. Space multiple plants 4 feet apart when planning for an informal hedge. Shrub roses will also grow well in containers with at least a 24-inch diameter.

Charles Darwin Rose Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 11
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description: N/A
Bloom Period: N/A
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: N/A
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Brand: David Austin Roses
Common Name: Charles Darwin Rose
Other Name(s): English Shrub Rose
Scientific Name: Rosa Charles Darwin
SKU:
1231013706-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.