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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 about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Rosa Cl. 'Cécile Brünner'.