Rosa Cl. 'Cècile Brünner' - Pink climbing polyantha (1894)
Rosa Cl. 'Cècile Brünner' planted in the San Marcos Growers garden.
This beautiful and durable rose was discovered in the US by Hosp in 1894. It is an aggressive climbing sport of 'Cècile Brünner' (Veuve-Ducher-1881), the polyantha rose with perfect little pink buds that earned the nickname "The Sweetheart Rose". This climbing form with slightly larger foliage and flowers can grow as tall as 25 feet with support. It has become one of the most popular roses in cultivation and although it reblooms less than the shrub form, still puts on a strong display in spring of lightly fragrant flowers that look like tiny, high centered hybrid tea roses. It is long-lived, disease resistant and tolerates everything from poor soil, reclaimed water and full sun to partial shade. A beautiful specimen of this rose can be viewed at our nursery growing along a fence near the water tank. Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 1994. Hardy to zones 4-9.