The fully double roses of Archduke Charles are initially dark pink to red on the outer portions of the flower and are rosy pink in the center, with age the entire flower changes to red creating a bouquet of both red and red and pink flowers. The plant has an upright to spreading growth habit that is suitable for use as a specimen or as a free-flowering low maintenance hedge. Like Craimoisi Superieur but with a more compact habit and the same solid disease resistant disposition.
Archduke Charles, as with most of the China roses, is a free flowering shrub and may flower up to 10 months of the year. My grandfather, Charles Libick, Jr., described Craimoisi Superieur as the 11 month rose as it would often flowers into December and would start again in February in mild winters.
Grows To: 3-5'H x 4-6'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral
Deer Resistance: Frequently Damaged