'Nastarana' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
White, near white or white blend Noisette.
Registration name: Nastarana
Exhibition name: Nastarana
White, pink shading. Small, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Bushy, upright, well-branched.
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm). Width of up to 10' (up to 305 cm).
Parentage uncertain, see References for more information.
Rosa godefroyae Carrière. Rev. Hort., [sér.6], 1886: 261.
Found in Iran by Pissart (1879), decribed and named R. godefroyae by Carriere, France (1886), distributed by the English nursery Paul & Son as 'Pissardii' and now in commerce as 'Nastarana'. Not identical to R. moschata var. nastarana Christ. 'Nastarana' in commerce is cluster-flowered while R. moschata var. Christ = R. pissarti Carr. has solitary flowers emitting directly from the cane and arranged in a spiral form - see Photos. Most later literature describes the plant introduced by Paul erroneously as R. moschata var. nastarana Christ .