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'Minden Rose' Description
'Céleste (alba, syn. 'Celestial')' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Lee Sherman's High Desert Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
67 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink, white, near white or white blend Alba.
Exhibition name: Celestial (alba, before 1717)
Origin:
Bred by Unknown Dutch origin (Netherlands, before 1717).
Class:
Alba.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 2.5".  Double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:

Height: 5' to 7' (150 to 215cm).  Width: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Notes:
Apuldram Roses say that this rose, which is also known as 'Minden Rose', has open cupped flowers of soft rose pink...


The Swedish Rose Society recommends Celeste for northern Sweden.


Pépinières Loubert's 2002 Catalogue says this rose comes from Holland and assigns it a date of c. 1739.

[Parentage uncertain, please see References.]

 
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