Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Light pink
Extra Bloom Info: In large clusters
Rebloom: Some
Class: Other: Climbing polyantha
Growth Habit: Typically 20-30 feet tall
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Discovered by Franz P. Hosp, 1894
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 20-30 feet
Plant Spread: 10-15 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Sport of: Cecile Brunner
Child plants: one child plant

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Cecile Brunner, Cl.'
  • 'Buttonhole Rose'
  • 'Fiteni's Rose'
  • 'Mignon, Cl.'
  • 'Climbing Cecile Brunner'

Common names
  • Climbing Polyantha Rose
  • Rose
Also sold as:
  • Cécile Brünner, Cl.

Photo Gallery
Location: In my Northern California garden
Started out as a small stick in the ground and now obscures the n
Location: California
Date: May 2022
Photo by zuzu
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2023-06-12
Location: Historic Rose Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2014-04-11

Date: 2020-04-17
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2018-04-13

Date: 2020-04-16

Date: 2022-04-28
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2021-06-06
3 emerging shoots on plant owned just 1 month.  Planting out this
Location: My yard
Date: 2014-08-09
Photo by SongofJoy
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04

Date: 2022-05-03

At Alnwick Garden

At Alnwick Garden
Location: The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2023-06-22
Location: The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2023-06-22
Location: West Covina, CA
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2009-05-10
Photo by zuzu
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2021-04-02
new leaves are bright red, then plum, then dark green, then mediu
Photo by zuzu
Location: West Covina, CA
Location: West Covina, CA

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.
Location: West Covina, CA
Location: West Covina, CA
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2011-10-11
Mid-October bloom, plant in full sun
Photo by zuzu
Location: My yard
Date: 2014-08-09
Location: My garden
Date: 2014-09-19

Date: 2004-06-06
Location: West Covina, CA
Location: West Covina, CA

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
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  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 16, 2011 5:20 PM concerning plant:
    Susceptible to black spot in humid summer weather here in Tennessee. Tolerant of varied soil conditions and wet soil as well as fairly good drought tolerance. A strong climber once established. Blooms tend to bleach out to a very pale pink with long periods in the intense sun but still very pretty.
  • Posted by scvirginia on May 11, 2019 3:59 PM concerning plant:
    There are at least two 'Climbing Cecile Brunner' roses. One clone is pretty much a once-bloomer, while the other reblooms throughout the growing season.

    I'm curious if the reblooming clone is as much of a monster as the once-bloomer. I would expect not, since the energy used to keep blooming ought to check plant growth somewhat. I don't have good evidence to back up that supposition, however.

    My own reblooming 'Climbing Cecile' is not a monster, but it is planted in a difficult spot...

Plant Events from our members
mattmackay22 On August 15, 2014 Obtained plant
dragonfetti On May 1, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Put up on new larger trellis.
dragonfetti On April 3, 2015 Bloomed
dragonfetti On April 25, 2013 Obtained plant
Purchased from Victor Valley Community College Agricultural Annual Spring Plant Sale. one gallon pot.
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