Rose celsianaClusters of seven to fifteen pale red buds open to rose pink flowers that fade to white. The delicate petals are thin and crinkled, and surround a center of gold stamens. All colors from red buds to white flowers are on the bush at one time making a glorious sight. The leaves are grey-green and the stems are covered with small prickles. The plants are vigorous and profit from a light trim immediately after flowering. The rose was name in honor of Jacques-Martin Cels (1743-1806) who is thought to have introduced the rose into France.

Type: Damask

Spanish Netherlands, before 1732

Parentage: Unknown

Flower Size: 2.75-3.5 “

Petal Count: Semi-double (9-16)

Scent: Strong, sweet

Flowering: Once only

Plant Size: 3-6.6’ H x 3-4.9’ W

: Zones 5-9

ARS Rating: 8.6

By Karen