Gold at the base, they sport bright shades before maturing to orange-red
Such a scene-stealer in the sunny garden! 'Charisma' is a classic rose, delighting gardeners for nearly half a century now, and every bit as beautiful as the day it was introduced. Something about that play of gold, apricot, orange, and red on every petal -- like a child's tutti-frutti popsicle! -- is simply irresistible, and when it is combined with a full, well-branched habit and waves of rebloom all summer, it creates the perfect floribunda for just about any garden.
These blooms are not the largest you will find, but they may just be the brightest! Measuring about 2 inches across, they are packed with up to 50 petals held in the classic hybrid tea fashion. Look a bit more closely, and you are rewarded with a slight sweet scent. But primarily what you find in every large cluster on this shrub is vibrant, neon-bright, bold-as-three-o'clock-Sunday color! As they mature, the orange and red tones at the tips of the petals dominate, so each cluster will have flowers in all stages of color, from just-opened gold and apricot to mature cherry-red!
'Charisma' is a well-branched, upright shrub 4 feet high and wide, with dense foliage and a vigorous habit. Its parentage is pedigree: the seed parent is the old polyantha 'Gemini,' while its pollen parent is one of the finest from Jackson & Perkins breeder Gene Boerner: the classic floribunda 'Zorina.' Boerner pioneered the floribunda class of rose here at Jackson & Perkins, so with 'Charisma' you get a heritage rose with impeccable breeding!
Create a special place for 'Charisma' in your garden this season, and join the legion of gardeners who have admired this splendid rose over the decades!
Charisma Floribunda Rose Bush Hybridized Exclusively by Jackson & Perkins.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Charisma has my attention
Only in there first year, but wow the color is what I had hoped. They do appear to be on fire! Can't wait to see future years and hoping they turn into showstoppers!
The little potted rose I planted last summer is now 3 feet tall (this early spring) and flowering in big clusters that look like fire. You can spot these a mile away and you're just drawn to them!
Fantastic color, covered with flowers all year, and very easy to grow
Great colors, stands out in yard. 8" plants grew to 3' tall and were constantly covered with flowers from early spring to first hard freeze. I would recommend this for ease of growing and bountiful beautiful flowers (colors are red to orange with some yellow hilights)...Fantastic grower even in red clay and our baking hot summers.
Bought 5 rose bushes from this company in honor of my Mother and they are still blooming nearly 20 years later.
The Jackson and Perkins Difference
Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals
California provides one of the finest rose-growing environments in the world. All of our roses are grown in soil that is tested and analyzed to ensure they are grown with the exact level of essential nutrients needed. The proper amounts of fertilizer, water, and nutrients are then added to the roses during their active growth cycle by our experienced rose growers.
Each rose is hand selected and prepared by seasoned professional rose growers. Our experienced growers are continually evaluating and testing the roses in the fields to ensure maximum rose health.
All of this tender loving care under the generous California sun results in a young but vigorously growing rose plant with a root system that is ready for fast blooming in your rose garden.
Exclusive and Superior Rose Breeding Process
Jackson and Perkins exclusive rose varieties have been bred to exhibit the most preferred rose characteristics for rose gardeners. It takes many years to develop a single rose variety, and our rose breeders have painstakingly evaluated, tested, and grown superior new genetic features into these new rose varieties for introduction.
The healthy rose plant canes are now hand groomed for the customers' garden presentation. The roses are then harvested at the perfect time in preparation for shipping and customer planting. All of these steps, from rose research, planting, budding, growing, harvesting and storing, are essential to ensure you receive a healthy, vigorous Jackson & Perkins rose plant, the WORLD’S FINEST ROSE.
What to ExpectContainer roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren’t dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into containers and make an attractive gift.
Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like.
Container-Grown Rose Instructions