|Size Category/Growth Habit||Small shrub|
|Spacing||5 feet apart on centers|
|Bloom||Clusters of perfectly formed, high centered, pointed buds open to double blooms. Successive flushes of bloom spring, summer, and fall.|
|Planting Site||Full sun is best but will tolerate some light dappled shade in the afternoon. Good air circulation.|
|Water Use||Keep moist until established (usually requires one month to establish). Average water needs during growing season.|
|Cold Hardiness||Hardy in zones 5-9|
|History||Cecile Brunner was developed in France by Joseph Pernet-Ducher and introduced in 1881. It is a cross of Mignonette and a Tea Rose named Madame de Tartas. It was named after the daughter of Swiss Rosarian Ulrich Brünner.|
Cecile Brunner, also known as Mme. Cècile Brünner and The Sweetheart Rose, is a bush rose that grows to 4 feet. It blooms profusely in the spring and then continues to bloom until frost. Blossoms are a soft silvery pink and look like a hybrid tea in miniature. They appear in clusters and have a sweet fragrance. This is one of the best loved and easiest to grow rose varieties.
Works very well as a mannerly specimen or as a mid-range plant in a rose bed, with drifts of annuals and/or perennials in front.