This is a long loved variety, and is an old garden rose, sometimes classed as a China rose by some authorities. Patently has its origins in Asia, although some believe its parentage to be Rosa Multiflora and Rosa Chinensis. Almost thornless, it repeatedly produces large clusters of very small, perfectly shaped pink blooms. The long, pointed buds open to pale, silvery pink flowers that when grown on a north wall, where it will also perform really well, can add a lightness that is otherwise lacking. The perfectly formed miniature blooms are
double and rise above light red peduncles.
It is a climbing rose bush with sparse light green foliage and is extremely healthy. The continuous blooming is one reason that is has been so popular for so long, The scent is sweet and delicately spicy. Named for the daughter of Ulrich Brunner, renowned rose grower at Lausanne, Switzerland. Highly recommended.
AWARDS: Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit, 1994.
Federation Of Rose Societies entered Cecile Brunner into
the Society's Old Rose Hall Of Fame in 1988 an honour shared with just 10 other roses.