"Rose de Resht" rose Description
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
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Damask, Damask Perpetual, Portland, Shrub.
Purple and red. Strong, damask fragrance. up to 50 petals. Average diameter 2.5". Very full (41+ petals) bloom form. Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.
Compact, dense, suckers on its own roots.
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm). Width of up to 30" (up to 75 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Shade tolerant.
Differences of opinions about class [See References
Some gardeners report continuous bloom while others report repeated flushes. Bloom size varies.
The Swedish Rose Society recommends Rose de Rescht for northern Sweden.
"Resht" and "Rasht" are transliterations of the name of a Iranian city located near the Caspian Sea.
1.5" blooms deep pink rich fuchsia-red with hints of purple;blooms midsummer- fall