'Cécile Brunner' rose References
Book (1982) Page(s) 28.
Leonie Bell. The Real Cecile Brunner.....
Book (1973) Page(s) 29.
Tess Allen. China Roses.
Cecile Brunner was raised from a double-flowered seedling of the single Rosa polyantha (now known as Rosa multiflora) crossed with the Tea rose ‘Souvenir d’un Ami’* and introduced in 1881 by Ducher’s widow..... An article on Polyantha roses on pages 23 and 24 in Journal des Roses 1881 Jean Sisley, who was the founder of this group, describes ‘Cecile Brunner’ and records that it retained the Tea-rose scent of its pollen parent ‘Souvenir d’un Ami’.*
*Some authorities give the pollen parent as ‘Mme. De Tartas’, but the contemporary article referred to would appear to be more authentic - Ed.
Book (1968) Page(s) 193.
That gem, Cecile Brunner, seems to be in a class of its own. It is not a Wichuraiana or a Polyantha. There is a dwarf form and a so-called climber. The dwarf grows to 3 or 4 feet high. The climber sends out long shoots, but is not a climber in the ordinary sense of the term. It is mostly grown as a tall bush and the long shoots are tipped back. Sprays of bloom about 2 feet long or more can be had from the climber and it is a great favourite with the florists. A good clean foliage is another thing in its favour.
Article (misc) (1954) Page(s) 43.
Cécile Brunner 14 chromosomes.
Book (1947) Page(s) 111.
Cecile Brunner (Garden) These perfectly formed and miniature roses on plants of low stature, which grow surprisingly high under happy conditions, are an almost indispensable addition to the rose garden. Blooms are delicate salmon pink with coppery centre and of "buttonhole" type. (C.B.) Habit 2.
Website/Catalog (1947) Page(s) 47.
General List. Cecil Brunner Type. Cecile Brunner (Ducher, 1880) 1. Delicate salmon pink, with coppery centre.
Magazine (1940) Page(s) 10.
Prior to 1900 a few pioneering rose breeders made crosses along the lines indicated, but only two or three of the varieties then created now survive, notably Cecile Brunner, (also known as the Sweetheart rose) , Eugenie Lamesch and Leonie Lamesch. I have not found Cecile Brunner to be reliably hardy in this climate and, although I have seen the other two, I have never grown them.
Book (1936) Page(s) 112.
Brunner, Mlle. Cécile (polyantha) Ducher 1880; Polyantha alba plena X M. Tartas; bright pink, base yellow, outer petals light pink, small, double, in clusters of 30, fragrance 6/10, floriferous, continuous bloom, long strong stems, light green foliage, young foliage reddish, growth 6/10, well-branched, short. Sangerhausen
Book (1930) Page(s) 26.
Dwarf Polyantha Roses
Listed separately this season, for convenience sake, these true ever-blooming Roses, which bear their showy clusters of small flowers almost the whole year through, are most valuable for bedding, massing and edging where a continuous blaze of color is desired.
Cecile Brunner (1881) Still the best pink polyantha rose; sometimes called the '’Sweetheart,” or the "Mignon” rose. Truly everblooming, with exquisite, miniature pink flowers of utmost delicacy and grace. Handsome, healthy foliage. ... 75 cents
Book (1926) Page(s) 53.
p53. The exquisite Cecile Brunner is the nucleus of a small group which is very much worth while. Those of this type are generally taller than the others, and are characterized by small, perfectly formed, miniature roses of the utmost delicacy and finish. They are produced in diffuse, branching clusters, and much less freely than the other types.
p54. Cecile Brunner (Mme. Ducher, 1881): exquisitely formed miniature rose of very pale pink, with a carmine spot or two and a faint touch of yellow. It blooms rather sparingly, and the plant is not always very vigorous.