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'Nastarana' rose Description
'Nastarana' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Lee Sherman's High Desert Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
32 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Noisette.
Registration name: Nastarana
Exhibition name: Nastarana
Origin:
Discovered by Ernest François Pissard (aka Pissart) (France, 1879).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Paul and Son / George Paul in circa 1880 as 'Pissardii'.
Introduced in France by Alexandre (Honoré) Godefroy-Lebeuf in before 1886 as 'Pissardii'.
Class:
Hybrid Musk, Noisette.  
Bloom:
White, pink shading.  Small, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright, well-branched.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  Width of up to 10' (up to 305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
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 .
 
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