Sometimes I visit other rose gardens and walk away obsessed with a particular rose. Such was the case after my first introduction to the Hybrid Musk ‘Cornelia’ seen here. I spent a year thinking about how I should buy this rose–but no I really shouldn’t–yes I must–NO I HAVE TOO MANY ROSES–until finally I succumbed the the dark side and ordered a band for myself.
The only thing I regret about said purchase is that I didn’t keep her in a container so I can transport her with me to a someday future home. Instead, I planted her in the new cutting garden (more on that soon) and after an initial adjustment period, she took off. No, most of these photos are from a different garden of a mature ‘Cornelia’, not mine, but the healthy canes she threw out last summer on my own rose have me optimistic for this spring’s flowering. I’ve noticed the coloring ranges in shades of peach, apricot, pale pink and ivory and I just love those prominent stamens. (So do the bees.) ‘Cornelia’ has a light fragrance, blooms in flushes, tolerates a less sunny location and is practically thornless. What’s not to love? Read more about this beauty HERE.