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Damask perpetual rose

Rosa 'Rose de Rescht'

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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 CharacteristicsDamask 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. 

CareGrow 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.

PropagationTake softwood cuttings when bloom initiates in spring to summer; take hardwood cuttings in fall.

ProblemsAphids, 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.

  • Genus : Rosa
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Fruit
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Flower Color : Pink, Red
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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