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Celsiana - Damask Rose

Celsiana

Damask. Bred by Intro. by Cels in Netherlands in 1750.
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Use:
 
Shrub, Border, Hedge
Color:
 
Pale Pink
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Powerful Musk
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 10
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments This rose has lots of every good trait but one. It possesses shrubbiness, lovely grayish foliage, exemplary health and vigor, plenty of blossoms in season, powerful musk fragrance, and lots of loyal fans. The dark foliage sets alight the transluscent pale pink petals, especially in raking light. And it thrives on neglect. It is not, however, remontant. As is true of a number of damasks, when established it will put on a good show for several weeks.