'Cornelia' can be trained as a moderate climber or, left to its own devices, it will form a 4' high by 7' wide shrub with graceful arching canes.
The buds and flowers of Cornelia are very distinctive. The buds are very small (3/8" diameter) and coral-coppery-raspberry colored. The flowers open double and form flat rossettes with 3 or 4 rows of petals.
Their general shape is reminiscent of 'Bayse's Blueberry', and they often have distinctive patches of raspberry near the large area of golden stamens.
The petals frequently have small color variations including splotches of raspberry.
The combination of the beautiful fragrant flowers and the raspberry colored buds is quite striking.
'Cornelia' is a vigorous climbing Hybrid Musk rose with long gracefully arching canes and small coral buds that open to distinctive small (2"), double, apricot-pink flowers with prominent golden stamens.
The buds and flowers of Cornelia are very distinctive. The buds are very small (3/8" diameter) and coral-coppery-raspberry colored. The flowers open double and form flat rossettes with 3 or 4 rows of petals. The growth habit is climbing and vigorous
'Cornelia' was introduced by Pemberton (England) in 1925.
1925 [ England ]
|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 8 ' to 12 ' Width: 4 ' to 8 '
The natural form of 'Cornelia' is a large spreading shrub 4' high and 7' wide with graceful arching canes. If the canes are thinned and trained, it will make a moderate climber, reaching heights of 8' to 12'.
The foliage is bronze tinted, glossy, and leathery.
C - Continuous. 'Cornelia' starts blooming late spring (May in the Texas Hill Country) and repeats throughout the growing season.
| Flower Size: 2.00" to 2.50" Cluster Size: 5 to 7 Petal Count: 30 to 35 |
'Cornelia' buds and flowers are very distinctive. The buds are very small (3/8" diameter. The flowers open double and form flat rossettes with 3 or 4 rows of petals.
mp - Medium Pink. 'Cornelia' small coral buds open to distinctive apricot-pink flowers with prominent golden stamens.
|COLOR VARIATION:|| |
MF - Moderately Fragrant. Cornelia has a moderate sweet-musk fragrance.
Zones 6 - 9
'Cornelia' tolerates bright shade and poor soils. It is hardy to -20 degrees Fahrenheit, and very disease resistant.
'Cornelia' should be pruned to remove excess canes, but never more than 1/3 of the wood.
'Cornelia' may be propagated from cuttings or by ground layering.
'Cornelia' spring and fall displays are outstanding.
'Cornelia' is particularly nice when allowed to cascade over a low retaining wall or bank.
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