The Cornelia Rose, is a stunning shrub rose (Hybrid Musk roses), that perform well in all landscape situations. It can be grown either as a large, arching shrub, or a small climber, depending on how you train it.
The strawberry and copper colored double flowers produce an outstanding display both spring, and fall, with a few clusters sprinkled throughout the season.
The beautiful masses of flowers carry a wonderful, musky scent.
Type Shrub (Hybrid Musk)
Hybridizer Rev. Joseph Hardwick Pemberton, 1925
Blooms Strawberry pink colored blooms are flushed yellow, with 40 petals. The flowers are 2 1/2- 3" across.
Foliage Medium size foliage is dark green, tinged bronze, leathery, glossy, and nearly thorn-free
Growth Habits Tall, vigorous, bushy, 6-11' on an arching shrub
Fragrance Moderate, musky scent (some areas claim to have an intense fragrance)
Hardy zones zones 5b - 10b
The Cornelia rose bush will grow in it's natural form that is arched and spreading. It has thick foliage, on canes that can grow up to 11'.
When grown this way, the heavy canes make the bush wider than it is tall, and make it especially nice cascading over low walls, or spreading down a bank.
You can confine it, and grow it as a climbing rose also....If you want to grow it as a small climber, or pillar rose. If you do, it is best to start to train the canes early on when they are young and flexible.
This rose will do well even in a semi-shaded spot, and produce it's pompom shaped flowers in flushes throughout the season.
It is easy to see why this rose 'Cornelia', has remained popular ever since it was introduced so long ago.
It is a most stunning shrub rose with an abundance of very full, cluster flowered, double rose blooms that appear in long, arching trusses.
The deep pink colored blooms have a distinct musky fragrance, and perfectly shaped rosette blooms, with golden stamens visible on opened blooms. The blooms age to a lighter colored pink.