Rosa ‘Célina’

A Moss rose.  William Paul describes its flowers as deep rosy crimson, shaded with dark purple, a trace of white occasionally tracing the centre of the petal; colour brilliant when newly opened, large and double, form expanded, growth moderate.  [Paul (1848, 1863, 1888, 1903)].



Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced by Hardy in 1835.  Rivers considered ‘Célina’ to be one of the very best dark crimson roses: ‘Its foliage has a peculiarly dark glossy-green tint, quite distinct; its flowers are large and double, but not quite full to the centre; colour very brilliant, but deep crimson, in some seasons tinged with purple.’  [Rivers (1854, 1857)].  According to The Gardeners’ Chronicle it was one of the darkest moss roses yet obtained.  [Gard. Chron. 1841].



History at Camden Park

Included in a handwritten list of roses dated 1861, probably intended for a new edition of the catalogue that was never printed.  [MP A2943].




Published Feb 12, 2010 - 10:00 AM | Last updated Jul 28, 2011 - 05:09 PM

More details about Rosa ‘Célina’
Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Europe

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Rosa Celina



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