Celsiana doing very well, even with cold winter

lavender_lass(4b)May 14, 2011

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 :)

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ingrid_vc(Z10 SoCal)

I've always thought this was one of the most charming and romantic of the old European once-bloomers. I'm glad it overwintered so well for you.


    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 2:30PM
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Celsiana does well here in 5B...probably survives much colder weather.

Here is a link that might be useful: Garden Musings blog

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 6:50PM
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It's also happy with hot and droughty summers and heavy soil.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 1:31AM
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Thanks for sharing your experience. How much die back did your Mme. Plantier have?

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 8:36AM
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Thanks for sharing. Look forward to seeing pics.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 8:32AM
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My Celsiana, from Wayside Gardens back in the 80's, survived and became huge through the 90's with absolutely no protection on an exposed western slope. Eventually weakened, and is now reduced to a few canes struggling on that now-neglected (for eight years) end of the property. All the others from Wayside are long gone dead - I believe that I heard many years ago that there was a problem with their rootstock? Anyway, you reminded me of how beautiful C can be, so it's on my "next year's order" list!

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 9:13AM
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