St Cecilia Rose

Pink Austin Roses

The St Cecilia Rose has creamy pink, double, cup shaped blooms that appear in open sprays like that of a peony.

These English roses have a lovely fruity myrrh fragrance. It is strong and distinct; that of myrrh, lemon and almond blossom.

Note: If you love the scent of myrrh on a rose... you will fall in love with this one!

The elegant blooms are a very soft apricot/pink color that turns a creamy white with age.

The blooms appear in sprays of distinctly cupped, rounded blooms that have a muddled mass of in-curved center petals. The flowers are borne singly, or in twos and threes.

The blooms on this David Austin rose bush, nod over gracefully, and make a very attractive bush.

More Information about St. Cecilia

Type Shrub Rose

Hybridizer David Austin 1987

Growth Habits Upright, bushy, can grow up to 4 1/2’ tall by 3 1/2 wide

Blooms Creamy Pink, with a hint of buff in the center. Cupped flowers have a mass of in-curved petals in the center. Flowers are 4” across, and have around 110 petals

Foliage dark green leaves with small brown thorns

Fragrance Strong, sweet, fruity, myrrh

Hardy zone zones 5-10

This English rose bush has an upright, bushy habit of growth. It flowers late in the season, but repeats well. It can grow 3 ½’ by 2 1/2 ‘in England, but it will grow much larger in warmer climates.

It is considered a very hardy rose. The powerful fragrance of this rose is that of myrrh, lemon, and almond blossoms.

It has long stems that make it especially nice for cut flowers for the vase. It sometimes has problems with rust and mildew.

St. Cecilia is the patron saint of music and also musicians

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