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Products > Rosa Cl. 'Cécile Brünner'
Rosa Cl. 'Cécile Brünner' - Climbing Rose

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Rosaceae (Roses)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Pink
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: (Climbing Cecile Brunner)
Parentage: (Sport of Cecile Brunner)
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15° F
Rosa Cl. 'Cécile Brünner' (Climbing Rose) - This climbing rose can grow as tall as 25 feet with support and in spring appear in mass the lightly fragrant prink flowers that look like tiny, high centered hybrid tea roses and are attractive in bud and bloom. Plant in full sun and irrigate occasionally. Hardy to zones 4-9. For good reason it has become one of the most popular roses in cultivation and though it reblooms less than the rarer shrub form, it puts on a strong display in spring. It is long-lived, disease resistant and tolerates everything from poor soil to partial shade. This climbing form was discovered in the United States by Franz P. Hosp of Riverside, California in 1894 as an aggressive climbing sport of the shrub rose 'Mademoiselle Cécile Brünner' that was bred by Marie Veuve-Ducher (Veuve means widow) in France sometime before 1880. The original shrub polyantha rose with perfect little pink buds 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. A beautiful specimen of this rose can be viewed at our nursery growing along a fence near the water tank. This plant was the winner of the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 1994.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Rosa Cl. 'Cecile Brunner'.