Marin Master Gardeners
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Marin Master Gardeners

Plant Guide

Rosa 'Cecile Brunner'

Common Name
Cecile Brunner Rose/Sweetheart Rose/Mignon
CA Native
Plant Type
10' - 20'
Flower Color
Pale Pink
Bloom Time
  • Fall
  • Spring
Medium Green
Deer Resistant
Deer Candy
Wildlife Value
  • Deer Magnet
Growth Rate
Adverse Growth Factors
Special Features
  • Showy Flowers
Water Use
  • Low
  • Moderate
Soil pH
6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
  • Shade
Soil Type
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.


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