The Celestial rose, also known as 'Celeste Rose', bears semi double, transparent blooms, with golden stamens. The roses are very fragrant.
Artists describe the buds as being 'fabulous', and have painted them many times, especially Redoute and the illustrator of The Genus Rosa, Alfred Parsons.
The beautiful flowers are especially nice in the furled bud stage. Open flowers are loose, semi double, and soft silver pink in color, with 5 rows of petals. The color of the roses blend beautifully with the gray colored foliage.
Type Alba, (sometimes classed a Damask) Rose
Hybridizer Jacques-Martin Cels before 1732
Blooms Pale pink, crinkled rose with 30-40 petals, blooms in clusters
Foliage Medium size, gray-green, smooth
Fragrance Moderate/strong scent
Growth Habits Vigorous, upright, bushy growing 6' -4-5'
Hardy zones zones 5b - 9b
The cupped bloom form flowers occur in clusters. The rose pink flowers have a large boss of dark yellow stamens.
The pure pink blooms have such clarity of color, merging to cream at the center. Like many before you that have seen this rose, you just might find it the most beautiful pink rose you have ever seen!
The flowers are exquisitely formed through all stages of their life.
This once blooming Damask rose does well in all climates.
It is a healthy, hardy, and vigorous grower. It is also shade tolerant, and does well in partial shade. It is not that fussy about soil and will grow in almost any garden situation.
This rose becomes a dense, erect bush that can grow up to 6' tall. It does not require much pruning at all.
This one is a very beautiful, and favorite of the old Garden roses.
The light pink blooms with prominent golden stamens are the hall mark of this rose variety.
The bushy, very disease resistant plants grow tall, usually about head high.
The well know rose enthusiast Peter Beales thinks that this rose should be in every garden! Well....it does do well in all types of landscapes.
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