Cecile Brunner Rose/Sweetheart Rose/Mignon
10' - 20'
Adverse Growth Factors
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.