'Celsiana' rose Description
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Light pink Damask.
Registration name: Celsiana
Bred by Unknown
Introduced in France by Cels frères
in before 1817 as 'Rosa damascena mutabilis
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.
Suckers on its own roots, upright.
Height: 3' to 6' (90 to 185cm). Width: 3' to 5' (90 to 150cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Can be used for garden. Vigorous. Prune after flowering is finished.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
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.