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Rosa 'Cecile Brunner'

  • Common Name
    Cecile Brunner Rose/Sweetheart Rose/Mignon
  • CA Native
    Non-native
  • Plant Type
    Vine
  • Size
    10' - 20'
  • Flower Color
    Pale Pink
  • Bloom Time
    • Fall
    • Spring
  • Leaves
    Medium Green
  • Evergreen
    Deciduous
  • Deer Resistant
    Deer Candy
  • Wildlife Value
    • Deer Magnet
  • Growth Rate
    Moderate
  • Hardiness
    Hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Showy Flowers
  • Water Use
    • Low
    • Moderate
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
    • Partial Shade
    • Shade
  • Soil Type
    Loam
  • Drainage
    Good Drainage
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    This rose has masses of perfect, pale pink blossoms that are shaped like a miniature hybrid tea rose. It blooms heavily in the spring with occasional blossoms throughtout the rest of the season. It can be trained to cover a fence or wall, cover an arbor or climb the side of a house.

    Plant in amended, soil with lots of compost. Dig a hole at least 18 " deep and 2' - 3' wide. Add a cup of bone meal to the soil at planting time and once a year in the spring aroung the drip line. Tamp down well around the rose and spread  mulch in a 2' - 3' diameter around the plant. Add a cup of alfalfa pellets, which are a source of nitrogen, each spring to improve the vigor of your rose.

    This is a relatively carefree rose but it is susceptible to black spot. See UC IPM website for treatment options.

  • Master Gardener Comments

    This is a wonderful, old time rose that can be seen & enjoyed in many Bay area gardens. The profusion of beautiful, miniature pale pink roses in the spring is a much looked for event in my garden.

  • Varietals
    N / A