Celeste Rose Rosa 'Céleste' (A)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose 'Céleste'


Rosa 'Céleste' (A), commonly known as the 'Céleste' rose, is a variety that showcases the classic elegance of rose plants. This rose variety features a stunning display of soft pastel blossoms with a slightly cupped shape that gracefully opens up from swirling buds. The petals are tender and velvety to the touch and often display a gentle gradation of hues ranging from the palest pink to a slightly deeper blush at the outer edges. The flowers exude a delicate and romantic fragrance that is characteristic of many traditional rose varieties. The foliage of the 'Céleste' rose is lush and abundant, providing a striking backdrop to the softness of the flowers. The leaves are typically glossy and a rich green color, which contrasts nicely with the gentle tones of the blooms. This rose plant bears a thorny stem, which is typical of rose bushes, offering protection and support for the heavy blossoms. Throughout its blooming season, Rosa 'Céleste' creates an enchanting focal point in gardens and landscapes, attracting admirers with its beauty and scent. The blossoms are often long-lasting and may appear either singly or clustered together, adding to the plant's visual interest and making it a favorite among garden enthusiasts.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Celeste Rose, Sweetbriar Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Céleste' (A)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Roses are not considered toxic to humans. They do not contain substances that typically cause serious harm if ingested. However, eating large quantities of rose petals or any other part of the plant may lead to stomach discomfort due to the fibrous plant material, but this is rare.

    • To pets

      Roses, including the variety known as 'Céleste', are generally considered non-toxic to pets. They do not contain compounds that are known to cause serious harm if ingested. However, thorns can cause injury if a pet tries to bite or swallow them, and there can be mild gastrointestinal upset if a pet consumes a significant amount of the plant.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      5 feet [1.5 meters]

    • Spread

      4 feet [1.2 meters]

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Enhances Aesthetics: Rosa 'Céleste' adds beauty to gardens with its delicate blooms and graceful form, making it a popular choice for ornamental planting.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers of this rose variety attract bees and other pollinators, which are essential for the health of gardens and the pollination of other plants.
    • Creates Natural Fencing: With proper planting and maintenance, Rosa 'Céleste' can form hedges that provide privacy and reduce noise, naturally delineating spaces.
    • Supports Biodiversity: Roses support a variety of insects and small animals by providing habitat and food, contributing to a balanced ecosystem.
    • Cultural Symbolism: Roses have significant cultural, symbolic, and historical value, often symbolizing love and appreciation, which can enrich the emotional value of a garden or landscape.
    • Provides Shade and Cooling: When grown as climbers or larger shrubs, roses can offer shade to smaller plants, helping to cool the surrounding area and protect against heat stress.
    • Sensory Experience: The pleasant fragrance and soft petals of roses like 'Céleste' provide a multi-sensory experience, contributing to the overall well-being and relaxation of individuals who spend time in their vicinity.
    • Versatility in Landscaping: Roses can be used in various garden designs, including formal gardens, cottage gardens, and as standalone features or part of mixed borders, showing great versatility in landscaping uses.
    • Economic Value: The popularity of roses, including Rosa 'Céleste', in horticulture can contribute to the economy through nursery sales, landscaping services, and as an essential feature in cut flower arrangements.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Edible Perfume: Some high-end culinary experiences use rose essence, such as from Rosa 'Céleste', as an edible perfume to enhance the aroma of delicate dishes.
    • Rose Petal Jam: The fragrant petals of Rosa 'Céleste' can be used to create an aromatic rose petal jam, often enjoyed in Middle Eastern and European cuisines.
    • Botanical Art: Pressed petals of Rosa 'Céleste' can be utilized in crafting botanical art pieces, preserving their beauty in glass frames or mixed media artworks.
    • Bath Bombs: Dried petals of this rose can be incorporated into homemade bath bombs for a luxurious and fragrant bathing experience.
    • Natural Dye: The petals of Rosa 'Céleste' can be used as a natural fabric dye, imparting a soft pink hue to textiles.
    • Floral Water: Distilled water infused with the essence of Rosa 'Céleste' petals can be used as a gentle facial toner or a linen spray.
    • Rose Petal Ice Cubes: Frozen into ice cubes, tiny pieces of Rosa 'Céleste' petals can add an elegant touch to drinks, particularly for events and special occasions.
    • Potpourri: Dried Rosa 'Céleste' petals can be mixed with other dried flowers and herbs to create aromatic potpourri for freshening up living spaces.
    • Candle Making: Incorporating Rosa 'Céleste' petals into the wax of homemade candles can add a subtle fragrance and decorative element.
    • Plant Stamping: Fresh Rosa 'Céleste' petals and leaves can be used to create plant stamps for crafting and creating natural patterns on paper or fabric.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is used in Feng Shui practice for enhancing the energy related to love and romance. Place roses in the Southwest area of the garden or home to attract love or enhance the relationship area according to the Bagua map. The color of roses can be used for different intentions; pink roses, in particular, are associated with love and are believed to help attract a gentle and understanding energy.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: The rose is universally known as a symbol of love and affection. Historically, it's been given as a gift to convey deep romantic feelings.
    • Beauty: With its elegant form and captivating fragrance, the rose is often associated with beauty and perfection.
    • Honor: Giving a rose can be a way to show respect or to honor someone's achievements and contributions.
    • Devotion: Roses are often linked to a deep sense of commitment and fidelity, making them popular in weddings and anniversaries.
    • Mystery: A blue-colored rose like Rosa 'Céleste' can signify mystery or the attainment of the impossible, as true blue roses do not naturally occur and have been historically elusive.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
  • water dropWater

    Celestial Roses should be watered deeply once a week, providing about 1 to 2 gallons of water per plant. During hot and dry periods, increase the frequency to twice a week. Water early in the morning at the base of the plant to minimize evaporation and reduce the risk of fungal diseases. Avoid overhead watering to keep the foliage dry. It's important not to overwater, so make sure the soil has good drainage and doesn't remain soggy.

  • sunLight

    Celestial Roses thrive in full sunlight, requiring at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. The best spot for these roses is in an area that receives morning sun and is protected from the intense heat of the late afternoon. They can tolerate some light shade, but too much shade can lead to poor blooming and increased susceptibility to pests and diseases.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Celestial Roses can withstand temperatures as low as 20° Fahrenheit and as high as 90° Fahrenheit, but they grow best in temperatures between 65° and 75° Fahrenheit. They should be planted in a spot where they are protected from strong winds and late frosts, which can damage the buds and flowers.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Celestial Roses in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins, to promote healthy growth and abundant blooms. Remove dead or damaged wood, thin out crowded areas to improve air circulation, and shape the plant for a tidy appearance. Pruning can also stimulate new growth and larger blooms. The best time is when the buds begin to swell but before they have opened.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The ideal soil mix for a rose (Rosa 'Céleste') should be rich in organic matter, such as compost and well-rotted manure, with good drainage. A mixture of equal parts garden soil, compost, and coarse sand or perlite is suitable. Roses prefer a slightly acidic to neutral pH, around 6.0 to 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    Roses generally do not need to be repotted often, as they are typically grown outdoors. However, if grown in a container, Rosa 'Céleste' may benefit from repotting every 2 to 3 years to replenish the soil and allow for root growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Roses like Rosa 'Céleste' prefer moderate humidity levels, around 40-60%. They are quite adaptable to different humidity conditions as long as they're well-watered and healthy.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, adequate water, and good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, well-drained soil, and regular watering.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-11 USDA.

  • circleLife cycle

    The life of the 'Céleste' rose (A) starts with seed germination, where the seed comes out of dormancy and begins to sprout. Following germination, the seedling establishes itself, developing roots and shoots that push through the soil surface. As it grows, the plant enters the vegetative stage, producing stems, leaves, and branches, developing a robust structure to support future flowers. The rose then advances to the flowering stage, where it produces buds that blossom into the characteristic fragrant flowers, often in shades of soft pink, which attract pollinators. After pollination, if successful, the plant may produce hips (fruit) containing seeds, completing its reproductive cycle. Finally, the 'Céleste' rose will enter a period of dormancy each year, typically in the winter months, where growth slows down significantly until conditions become favorable again in spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The most popular method of propagation for the Rosa 'Céleste', commonly known as 'Celestial Rose', is through semi-hardwood cuttings. This is typically done during late summer or early autumn when the stems are partially matured. A cutting of about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) is taken from a healthy, disease-free plant, ensuring that several nodes are included. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end is often dipped in a rooting hormone to encourage root development. The cutting is then planted in a well-draining soil mix and kept moist until roots have established, which may take several weeks. During this time, it is important to provide a stable environment with indirect light and consistent temperature to promote successful rooting.