Noisette, Tea Noisette Rose 'Crepuscule'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Crepuscule
Additional cultivar information:(aka Crpuscule)
Hybridized by Dubreuil
Registered or introduced: 1904
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly


Trained to climb

Trained on pillar

Patent Information:


Other Details:

Susceptible to black spot

Susceptible to mildew

Susceptible to rust

Stems are nearly thornless

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Fairfield, California

Fallbrook, California(5 reports)

San Jose, California

New Orleans, Louisiana

Raleigh, North Carolina

Dallas, Oregon

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Collierville, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Houston, Texas

Victoria, Texas

Willis, Texas

Richmond, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 13, 2022, keibon from Richmond, VA wrote:

Agree with earlier post that this is a great rose for the South. In my garden, it replaced another apricot-colored rose that was plagued with blackspot; Crepuscule fares far better. The color is subtle and lovely. My only knock on this rose: it doesn't last long as a cut flower. But it's gorgeous in the garden.


On Apr 7, 2022, lottathyme from Scottsville, NY wrote:

Planted this at our winter home in New Orleans to disguise a poorly-repaired brick wall with a glaringly obvious difference in mortar color. The planting area is about 10 wide by 12 feet long and filled with mostly sand which I mixed with some topsoil, manure, and compost at planting timedefinitely not ideal conditions. It didnt seem to care and has rewarded me with fast growth, good health, and lots of blooms. I do fertilize it when Im here and also continue to dress with compost. It appreciates a hard pruning each year and has been easily trained horizontally on wire cables.Left alone, I cant imagine how big it would get, but I know it would be BIG! I love the colorsbuds are tinged with red, open to a delicious shade of apricot, and fade to yellow. Individual flowers dont seem to ... read more


On May 2, 2021, JennysGarden_TN from Collierville, TN wrote:

It is blooming now in my zone 7b garden. Love the pretty peach blooms!


On Mar 24, 2010, HLSchmidlapp from Rockville, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have this trained against the south end of my house and I'm very pleased with it. It is a vigorous plant and blooms reliably all summer long. It needs a good bit of space, but if you give it that, it's quite happy.


On Apr 28, 2008, TomH3787 from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a great rose for the South. Very resistant to blackspot and mildew (never needs to be sprayed), reblooms, and flowers are pleasantly fragrant.