Improved Cecile Brunner

Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Improved Cecile Brunner It's not clear that Mlle. Cecile Brunner neaded much improvement, it's one of the most popular old roses and it's rated 8.4 by ARS members. And this rose has no obvious connection with that one, being a recent cross of Dainty Bess and Rosa Gigantea. It's probable that breeder Duehrsen was hoping the comparison would bring it some of the fame it deserved, but the strategy may have backfired.

The rose produces masses of mop-headed pink flowers on a five or six foot shrub that is densely branched and foliaged. It doesn't fit well into any current rose classification, but it has a large number of potential garden uses.

Duehrsen, France 1948
Zone 6-9
Hybrid Tea
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Vintage Gardens Roses, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.