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'Yellow Cécile Brunner' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 101-269
most recent 23 JUN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 JUN by Patricia Routley
1962 Australian Rose Annual
p89. Dr. R. S. Rodney Francis, NZ. Perle d’Or
‘Perle d’Or’ grows in my garden, the same bush which I planted in my garden at Otaki Sanatorium,150 miles away some twenty years ago. It still grows well. I have seen it here and here in old gardens. One is actually growing in a backyard of an office at Hastings, still flourishing in spite of neglect. It is very clearly a hardy rose, much tougher than many of our modern beauties…. ‘Perle d’Or’ buds are a pretty salmon pink. As they open the colour fades. The multitude of small narrow petals in the fully open bloom have a charm of their own, though not like the usual configuration of a rose…..
Discussion id : 101-268
most recent 23 JUN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 JUN by Patricia Routley
1994 Australian Rose Annual
p54. Deane Ross. ‘Mlle. Cecile Brunner’ and her Entourage.
Perle d’Or is often referred to as 'Yellow Cecile Brunner' and there is no doubt that they are strikingly similar. However on careful examination they prove to be different, not only in colour, but in the formation of the blooms and the general vigour. Most bushes exceed 1 metre and mature bushes occasionally reach 2 m. if lightly pruned. The name 'Perle d'Or' would suggest a yellow rose, but at the time that it was bred in 1884 the only yellow breeding lines were apricot-buff tones, and this describes the rose. The brilliant yellows of the Pernetiana class were yet to arrive after 1900. It is in 'Perle d'Or' that I find the first puzzle. The parentage is given as 'Mme Falcot' x R. multjflora. Now to the best of my recollections, multiflora hybrids can be identified by the feathery stipules at the base of each leaf stalk, and yet the stipules of 'Perle d'Or' are perfectly plain. Does this mean that the published parentage is incorrect, or do we have the incorrect rose, or was a false parentage declared by the breeder, so as not to divulge the true parentage to his competitors - that happens more often than you think!
Discussion id : 98-244
most recent 29 MAR 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 MAR 17 by Give me caffeine
This is a good one.
Nice and fairly bushy form if left to its own devices. Tough over summer.
Gorgeous flowers. Generally healthy, although it will spot a bit at times.
Could definitely see a few more of these scattered around the place.

The same applies to its sport: Mme Jules Thibaud.
Discussion id : 64-945
most recent 15 JUL 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 9 JUN 12 by BarbaraG SE Virginia
The blooms may be miniature-- but the bush is not! This rose grew to a hefty 8' wide by 6' tall in the Virginia Zoo's organic garden. Sadly it was removed because it far outgrew the space.
I love this more than Cecile Brunner because of the delicate color-- enjoyed on cool mornings here before it fades to buff. The perfume is delightful and there's a silken quality to the ribbon-like petals.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 9 JUN 12 by Lyn G
I can imagine. When a rose is "happy", it often out-performs expected heights and widths. I suspect this rose really, really liked your climate, soil and care.

Reply #2 of 2 posted 15 JUL 16 by WarGar
My Perle d'Or had to be relocated from the front to my side yard because it outgrew its space. The new space really isn't adequate, either, but the nice thing about this rose is that it doesn't mind being pruned - whenever! It's July in N. Alabama, hot and mostly dry, and I'm pruning it back by about half. I expect it to continue to grow like a weed (or a small climber). I prefer planting roses to fit a space, but if it doesn't work out that way, having a rose that can be pruned at any time and still perform, is my kind of rose. I'm a no-spray rose grower, and casual about feeding (but good about watering), so this rose is performing extremely well despite my benign neglect. Well deserving of its Earth-Kind designation.
Update late April 2017 - moved it again Feb. 2017, this time to a space that originally had a Noisette - clearly enough space for this muscular Perle d'Or. One friend said I probably had the climbing version, but my copy doesn't get that big. Considering how much I had to cut back this shrub and its roots, I was surprised that it not only lived but is thriving.
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