'Rosa damascena 'Celsiana'' rose Description
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Light pink Damask.Registration name: Celsiana
Light pink, golden-yellow stamens, ages to white . Strong, damask fragrance. Average diameter 2.75". Semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm). Width of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Can be used for garden. Vigorous. Prune after flowering is finished.
The name honors a prominent Paris nurseryman, M.F. Cels, who is said to have introduced this rose from Holland.
Pépinières Loubert's 2002 Catalog assigns a date of pre-1732.