Introducing ‘Celsiana’ Damask Rose

June 9, 2012

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Hindsight being twenty-twenty, I wish I had taken more photos of this rose. ‘Celsiana’ only blooms once, in late spring here in central PA, so this year I won’t have any more blossoms to share with you but these. Each rose starts out as a large bud with frilly sepals that extend very high like a feathery cap and when fully open, the blossoms measure almost 4″ across revealing bright golden-yellow stamens. The foliage is a matte, light green. Only in it’s second year in our garden, our ‘Celsiana’ is still very small, but putting out a healthy amount of new growth so I am hopeful for next year’s show. (It’s been permanently planted in the garden in a less-than-ideal sunlight condition but still doing well.) In my opinion, this is an excellent rose.

EDIT: Of course I should mention that the threadlike leaves seen in the second and third pictures do not belong to ‘Celsiana’ but that of the Coreopsis that is planted nearby.

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    jessica June 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I have been eyeing this one for a few months now but I thing I am going to have to get my mom to get this one since I don’t have any room :)


    Hedgerow Rose June 9, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Boy do I know how that goes! ;)


    chris June 10, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Beautiful rose. This one is new to me….


    joneske June 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

    The Celsiana hedgerose is absolutely glorious.


    Teresa / A Garden Diary February 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Just ordered 2 Celsianas. They just look so pretty. Where did you buy yours?


    Hedgerow Rose February 4, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Yay! You’re going to love them. I think I either purchased mine from Vintage or Heirloom, one or the other.


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