Damask perpetual rose Rosa 'Rose de Rescht' Photo/Illustration: Delilah Smittle 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Damask perpetual rose (Rosa 'Rose de Rescht') ROE-sah Genus: Rosa This compact rose has fragrant, fuschia-red flowers packed with petals that fade to purple as they age. It grows up to 4 feet high and 3 feet wide, and blooms from spring to fall. Noteworthy Characteristics: Damask perpetual roses are the hardiest, most disease-resistant of the repeat-blooming antique roses. They contribute fragrance, vigor, and a long flowering season to the mixed border. A compact, tidy habit makes them suitable for small gardens. Care: Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Provide good air circulation and remove fallen leaves to help prevent disease. After flowering, prune lightly or back by up to 1/3, reducing side shoots by 2/3. To renovate, prune one in four shoots from the base and trim the rest back by 1/3. Propagation: Take softwood cuttings when bloom initiates in spring to summer; take hardwood cuttings in fall. Problems: Aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, scale, caterpillars, sawfly larvae, cane borers, Japanese beetles, rose stem girders, rose midges, rose slugs, rose chafers, leaf-cutting bees, black spot, rust, powdery mildew, crown gall, canker, dieback, downy mildew, viruses. Overview Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Attracts Song Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Fall, Spring, Summer Flower Color Pink, Red Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Hedge, Specimen Plant/Focal Point, Trellis Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Rosa 'Rose de Rescht' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Floribunda rose Rosa 'Betty Prior' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 English shrub rose Rosa 'Redcoat' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 English shrub rose Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hybrid musk rose Rosa 'Buff Beauty' View the discussion thread.