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Comte de Champagne

English Rose - bred by David Austin

Shrub Rose

Tough and reliable with free-flowering, scented open cups
A lovely rose with honey scented blooms in the form of open cups. These are in mixed shades of yellow with golden yellow stamens. Free-flowering, tough and reliable.
  • Bred by David Austin
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Delivery information

Standard delivery 3-5 working days £5.95

Next or nominated working day £7.95

Saturday delivery £20.00

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We offer a 12 month guarantee

We aim to supply roses of the highest quality. However, with living plants problems occasionally arise. If any roses are damaged on receipt, or if they fail to grow in the first 12 months, we will replace them free of charge. For more details about our guarantee, please contact our customer service team on 01902 376300.

Buying options

Autumn-Spring Planting

Bare Root Rose
  • Availability: Pre-order Now
  • Delivery: November 2015
  • Buy 3+ for £14.95 each

All Year Planting

Potted Rose

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Bare Root Rose

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Rose characteristics

  • Rose Type English Rose - bred by David Austin
  • Growth Type Shrub Rose
  • Sub Type English Musk Hybrid
  • Colour Deep yellow
  • Fragrance Strength Some Fragrance
  • Flowering Repeat Flowering
  • Disease Resistance Good
  • Height 4ft
  • Width 3.5ft
  • Breeder David Austin
  • Year of Introduction 2001
  • Appellation AUSUFO
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Looking for help?

At David Austin Roses we’re committed to helping you through every stage of growing roses – from selecting the right variety to giving your rose the care it needs to thrive. If you’re ready to buy or need more help, talk to one of our friendly rose experts. 

Roses are easy to care for

  • Water until well established
  • Prune once in the winter
  • Feed twice, once in spring and once in summer

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we’ve been asked many times in the past. If your question isn’t covered visit our dedicated FAQ’s page or contact one of our helpful rose experts.

What is the difference between a climber and a rambler?

Climbers generally have large blooms on not too vigorous, rather stiff growth and most repeat flower. Ramblers are in general, much more vigorous. They will produce great quantities of small flowers, although most do not repeat flower. There are exceptions to both these rules: for instance Malvern Hills and Snow Goose are repeat-flowering ramblers whereas Cecile Brunner Climbing is a once flowering climber with small flowers.

Most climbers are best for walls, trellises, arches, obelisks whereas ramblers are generally better for growing into trees and covering pergolas or large structures such as garages or sheds.

What’s the difference between a potted and a bare root rose? Which is best?

When ordering from us you have the choice of buying our roses as bare roots or in pots. Neither option is superior, it is simply a matter of personal choice. Whichever option you choose, your roses are guaranteed to bloom next summer – and for many summers to come.

Please note: ramblers, once flowering Old Roses and species roses all flower on mature wood and therefore may not flower in the first year after planting.


Availability period: November – May

Bare root roses are dormant plants, dug up from the field and shipped without soil. They are the ideal choice if you’re purchasing a large number of roses, as they are very lightweight and are therefore easier to handle in the garden.


Availability period: All Year

Potted roses are the very same roses as bare root roses. After each rose is dug up from the field, it is planted into a 6 litre pot, with our specially formulated planting mix. They are ideal for adding instant colour to the garden during the summer months, as well as making thoughtful gifts throughout the year.

Which roses can I grow in shade?

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Which are the most fragrant roses?

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Detailed Description

Comte de Champagne' has flowers of a rich yellow colouring which as they open, gradually turn to a pleasing shade of pale yellow. They eventually form perfect open cups, each with a mop of deep yellow stamens; the whole providing a delightful mix of colour. The flowers are held elegantly on slender, arching stems. There is a delicious honey and musk fragrance that complements the flower to perfection. Healthy, tough and free-flowering.

Growth Habit

The growth is wide, low and bushy - ideal for mixed borders or wilder areas of the garden. Position this rose towards the middle of the border.

Origins of the name

This rose is named after Taittinger's finest champagne. Their president, M Claude Taittinger, is a descendant of Thiabaut IV, Count of Champagne and Brie, who is reputed to have introduced R. gallica ‘Officinalis’ (The Apothecary's Rose) from Damascus on his return from the 7th Cruscade in 1250. He was a great lover of roses and celebrated them in poetry.

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

A Lifetime of Breeding Excellence

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains.

From a hobby breeder as a young teenager David Austin has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

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