Celsiana doing very well, even with cold winter
For anyone who lives in a colder climate, I just wanted to share how well my Celsiana (first year) did this winter.
We had snow very early in November (record amounts) and then a long cold winter and a late spring. Many of the other 'own root' roses I purchased survived, but died back to about three inches above the ground...including my Ispahans. Even Madame Plantier (listed as zone 3) had a tough time.
Celsiana had very little cane damage, despite the cold and a deer nibbling on a few canes in October...and is leafing out beautifully right now. Just wanted to share that with others and I'll post a picture when it blooms :)