Comtes de Champagne is a David Austin rose. It is a member of the English Musk Group.
The blooms are described, in my books, as a rich yellow but that doesn’t seem quite right to me. To my mind, they start out a soft gold and then quickly fade to a very pale peach. There are, usually, young golden flowers and more mature pale peach flowers on the bush at one time which makes the bush very attractive.
The blooms are open and deeply cupped, with exposed deep yellow stamen.
The growth is wide and bushy and extremely healthy.
Comtes de Champagne is not that great as a cut rose. Today: golden buds; tomorrow: perfect cupped blooms; and the next day: a fading, droopy, pale peach remnant.
Comtes de Champagne is not one of David Austin’s more glamorous roses but it has a delicate elegance that I find charming.
Comtes de Champagne was introduced in 2001.