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