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PlantFiles: Damask Rose
Rosa 'Celsiana'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Celsiana
Additional cultivar information: (aka see comments)
Hybridized by Cels; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1732

Synonym:Rosa damascena

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Deep pink (dp)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering
Avoid pruning

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral DaylilySLP On Mar 9, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Belle Couronne
Bifera Coronata
Cels (damask, Cels, 1750)
Cel's Rose
De Cels
Grande Couronne
Incarnata Maxima
La Coquette (damask, Cels, 1750)
Mutabilis (damask, Cels 1750)
Rosa damascena 'Celsiana'
Rosa damascena mutabilis
Rosier de Cels
Van Huysum (damask, Cels, 1750)

Positive hortensia On Jan 8, 2004, hortensia from Langley, BC, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

One of my favourite damasks, for ease of culture, quantity of bloom and beauty both in and out of flower. Grey green foliage with lovely silky flowers rich pink fading to blush showing a golden centre, carried in large trusses. Scent is wonderful. I have grown this in 3 gardens in coastal BC -- Vancouver, Chilliwack & Langley. As good on sandy loam as heavy delta soil, but seems to prefer summer baking for best bloom. (baking, that is, such as it gets on the coast of BC) At its best in a mixed border.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado
Camden, Maine
Amherst, Massachusetts
Greenville, South Carolina
Taylors, South Carolina

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