St Cecilia Rose
The St Cecilia Rose has creamy pink, double, cup shaped blooms that appear in sprays. These English roses have a lovely fruity myrrh fragrance. The elegant blooms are a 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 incurved 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.
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 incurved petals in the center. Flowers are 4” across have 110 petals
Foliage dark green leaves with small brown thorns
Fragrance Strong, sweet, fruity, myrrh
Hardy zone zones 5-10
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This rose has a 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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