'Cornelia' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Museo Giardino della Rosa Antica
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Pink blend Hybrid Musk.
Registration name: Cornelia
Deep pink, yellow shading, ages to light pink . Moderate, musk fragrance. up to 55 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, rosette bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Climbing, thornless (or almost). Small, glossy, bronze-green foliage.
Height of 5' to 10' (150 to 305 cm). Width of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Hardy. vigorous. shade tolerant. Prune lightly or not at all.
Joyce Demits at Tanglewood Farms says Cornelia has strawberry pink flowers in large clusters and a rich musk fragrance...
Sam Kedem says this rose is thornless.
Cornelia (ca. 189-100 B.C.), was the daughter of Scipio Africanus (235-183 B.C.), Roman General who won the Battle of Zama against Hannibal. She married Roman politician Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus (d. 154 B.C.). Her sons Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus and Gaius Sempronius Gracchus ("the Gracches") tried unsuiccessfully to reform the Roman republic. Cornelia was acclaimed as the model of the Roman mother.