'Rosa erubescens Andr.' rose References
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 82.
Celestial Alba, light blush, ('Céleste'); R. alba hybrid; Prior to 1848. Description.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 58. Includes photo(s).
2 photos: bloom and branch
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 58.
Celestial Alba. Parentage: Unknown. (aka 'Celeste') Origin unknown, possibly The Netherlands. Description and cultivation... flowers: soft, even pink... Elongated red fruit...
Book (1988) Page(s) 43.
Celeste, (Celestial) An Alba which originated in Holland around the end of the 18th century. It makes a large rounded bush up to 2 m high, with grey-green leaves typical of R. x alba, and exceptionally beautiful, sweetly scented flowers.Illustrated by Redoute under the name R. damascena 'Aurore'.
Book (1984) Page(s) 72. Includes photo(s).
Book (1984) Page(s) 73.
‘Célestial’/’Céleste’/Rosa x damascena ‘Aurora’ Redouté & Thory = …connu dans les cultures depuis 1739 environ, probablement obtenu en Hollande… merveille de charme et de délicatesse…
Article (website) (1982) Page(s) 12.
Celestial (alba) “”Celeste”. Beautiful soft pink semi-double blooms in contrast to the leaden foliage. An old variety of unknown origin. Deserves to be in every garden. • H. (S) 6 x 4’.
Website/Catalog (1967) Page(s) 8.
Rosa alba and hybrids ...Celestial (Syn. Céleste) (end of 18th century.) Vivid pink, double.
Book (1957) Page(s) 99.
Nancy Lindsay. Some Old-Fashioned Roses In My Garden.
The history of the albas is lost in the mists of ancient Greek legend.... and Amelia is a more rumbustious nymph in daisy pink.
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Book (1936) Page(s) 75. Includes photo(s).
Varieties in cultivation: Celestial. Pale rose-pink, fading pale, semi-double, petals curved inwards at first, anthers, and downy separate pistils. Pedicel with long red glands, few on hips. Calyx long, often leafy, covered, very short glands and down. Leaves round, pale glaucous green, and leaflets cupped, thorny, sharp pointed serrations. Leaf ribs all downy, petiole downy and glandular. Stipules narrow, edged glands. Wood green, waxy a few very thin red thorns. Makes a 4 ft. bush and is one of the best of all old Roses in its fresh simplicity. Does not set seed. (See Plate 15.)