Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Rosa ‘Liesis’

Noisette rose.  Its flowers are pale yellow with deeper centres, large and full, form cupped, very hardy and, according to William Paul, writing in The Gardeners’ Chronicle, useful for a weeper, wall or greenhouse.  He considered it one of the best roses.  Rivers described it as a bright yellow Noisette Rose quite worthy of culture.  [Paul (1863, 1888), Rivers (1863), Gard. Chron. p.461/1863].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


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].


The handwriting is difficult to read but it is possibly ‘Liesis’. Another possibility is ‘Linaris’, listed in a notebook belonging to William Macarthur about 1863.  ‘Celine Forestier’ was also listed in this notebook.

Published Feb 12, 2010 - 11:18 AM | Last updated Jul 28, 2011 - 04:54 PM

The photograph shows a group of very double pale yellow roses.

Rosa 'Celine Forestiere' | Camden Park | Photograph Colin Mills


Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, France

  • Celine Forestier


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record


Confidence level low