Rose (Rosa 'St. Cecilia') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'St. Cecilia'
'AUSmit'
'Saint Cecilia'
'Saint Cecelia'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Light pink
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Seashell-pink, with white undertones
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1987
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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Wife of Bath x sdlg

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No-Fuss Roses for Cold ZonesNo-Fuss Roses for Cold Zones
February 10, 2013

After many years of growing mainly fussy and tender hybrid tea roses in rural zone 5, I became discouraged with their failure to do well beyond a season or two. Some seemed to never do well, no matter how well I cared for them. Some would just sit there and not grow or would quickly become naked and ugly from black spot. Reluctant to give up on growing my favorite flower, I did some online research and found information on hardy and easy-to-grow roses.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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July 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Aug 2, 2019 12:08 AM 307
February 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Mar 1, 2019 1:03 AM 139
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October 2018 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Nov 4, 2018 10:57 PM 185
What's your opinion of these roses? by Canadian_Rose May 27, 2019 1:33 PM 43
I.D. this hardy, re-blooming charmer? by AnneCecilia Jun 25, 2018 2:47 PM 10
March Rose Blooms in 2014 by zuzu Apr 12, 2014 7:42 AM 13
Autumn Greetings from Cottage Rose by Cottage_Rose Nov 1, 2013 6:17 PM 10
Roses starting to bloom in Michigan! by Cottage_Rose Jun 21, 2013 9:33 PM 53
My Hardy David Austin Roses by Cottage_Rose Jan 25, 2013 10:27 AM 16
New blooms, first week of May 2012 by zuzu May 12, 2012 10:41 AM 29
What Can this Be? by melva Apr 21, 2010 11:06 AM 12
My March and April Blooms by zuzu Jul 10, 2011 11:38 PM 94
Austin Roses by BlissfulGarden Aug 10, 2010 12:03 AM 154

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