'Nutabilis' rose References
Book (2002) Page(s) 31.
Before 1867. Rated 8.8
Book (2000) Page(s) 151. Includes photo(s).
‘Celsiana’: Damas… préfèrent la mi-ombre et exhalent un fort parfum musqué. Insensibles à la pluie… Ce rosier accomodant forme un buisson plus étoffé que la plupart des Damas… feuillage gris-vert lisse… fins aiguillons pointus. Redouté le nomme par erreur ‘Incarnata Maxima’. Le peintre flamand Van Huysum inclut souvent cette rose dans ses tabeaux. Avant 1750.
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 73-74.
Belle Couronnée ('Abondante', 'Bifera Coronata', 'Cels', 'Celsiana', 'De Cels', 'Incarnata Maxima', 'La Coquette', 'Mutabilis', 'Nutabilis', 'Van Huysum') Damask. Translation: "Crowned Beauty". Cels pre-1817. The author cites information from many different sources... flesh, then white... a light pink or flesh, then white... This old plant, though widely grown, will always be held in esteem by fanciers because it has the merit of covering itself in bloom, and of presenting, often on the same canes, some corollas entirely flesh-colored, or white, or pink, and indeed others will be composed of equal portions of two or three of these colors... Monsier Cels discovered it... dedicated to Jacques-Martin Cels, author of learned discourses on agriculture and other subjects, who first distributed the rose to French gardens, although it had been known much earlier in Haarlem and is shown in the paintings of Van Huysum... The name 'Celsiana' is first found in Redouté and Thory [Les Roses]; and they were well known for their habit of rebaptizing cultivars... 'Belle Couronnée' has, as its textual heading in Redouté and Thory, Rosa damascena celsiana, with "Rosier de Cels" as its vernacular name there. In the accompanying plate of Redouté's, the supposed name 'Celsiana' is entirely forgotten; the cultivar is inscribed "Rosa damascena" on the one side of the plate, and "Rosier de Cels" on the other. We turn to the text, and find Redouté and Thory consciously dedicating it with this magnificent name to Jacques-Martin Cels, their old colleague in the court botanical circles at Malmaison in the days of the Empress Joséphine...
Book (Nov 1998) Page(s) 24 & 25. Includes photo(s).
Celsiana The quintessential Damask rose, with robustly fragrant dark blossoms that age to light pink.
Website/Catalog (Jun 1998) Page(s) 27. Includes photo(s).
Article (newsletter) (May 1998) Page(s) 3.
Celsiana This rose was named in honor of Monsieur Jacques-Martin Cels (who introduced it to France) by his friend, the botanist Thory... The rose dates prior to 1750... and is believed to have originated in Holland. Description. Redouté frequented Cels garden (where 'Celsiana' grew) and his painting of it is easily recognizable. It is hardy to Zone 4 and reasonably disease-resistant... Since the long canes tend to bow under the weight of the flowers it should be given some support or pruned back to wood strong enough to hold the blooms upright.
Book (May 1998) Page(s) 166-167. Includes photo(s).
Rosa damascena Celsiana ('Cel's Rose') Description... petals: those at the centre curled and crumpled, soft pink at anthesis but quickly fading to white so that the shrub seems covered in pink and white blooms at the same time... This is dedicated to Jacques-Martin Cels, author of learned discourses on agriculture and other subjects, who first distributed the rose to French gardens, although it had been known much earlier in Harlem and is shown in the paintings of Van Huysum...
Book (1997) Page(s) 170.
Celsiana Damask. Pre-1750. Description and cultivation... flowers: clear pink fading to pinkish-white in hot sun...
Book (1997) Page(s) 19, 58. Includes photo(s).
Page 19: [Photo] The petals can be collected and dried for use as an ingredient in potpourri.
Page 58: [Photo]
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 112. Includes photo(s).
Celsiana Damask. Description... The name honors a prominent Paris nurseryman, M.F. Cels, who is said to have introduced this rose from Holland... soft pink, quickly paling almost to white...