Cecile Brunner Spray
Also called ‘Bloomfield Abundance’. The bush forms sprays of lightly fragrant flowers that look like tiny, high-centered Hybrid Teas. Long lived and healthy, Cecile Brunner tolerates everything from poor soil to partial shade.
The unmistakable features of this rose are the long, whiskery calyx lobes that hang down beneath the small light pink blooms. Apart from the sepals, the flowers resemble ‘Cecile Brunner’, having tiny urn-shaped buds that open into double pink rosettes. They are produced through summer and autumn and have a light scent. The plant grows upright, tall and arching, with thin brownish stems and small, shiny, sparse foliage that gives it a rather spindly aspect. With this rose no one is sure whether it is correctly named or whether another rose, ‘Spray Cecile Brunner’ from 1941 (which was a sport of ‘Cecile Brunner’) has usurped its place.