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Celsiana doing very well, even with cold winter

Posted by lavender_lass WA zone 4 (My Page) on
Sat, May 14, 11 at 14:00

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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RE: Celsiana doing very well, even with cold winter

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.

Ingrid


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RE: Celsiana doing very well, even with cold winter

Celsiana does well here in 5B...probably survives much colder weather.

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


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RE: Celsiana doing very well, even with cold winter

It's also happy with hot and droughty summers and heavy soil.


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RE: Celsiana doing very well, even with cold winter

Thanks for sharing your experience. How much die back did your Mme. Plantier have?


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RE: Celsiana doing very well, even with cold winter

Thanks for sharing. Look forward to seeing pics.


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RE: Celsiana doing very well, even with cold winter

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!


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