'Botzaris' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Damask.
Registration name: Botzaris
Exhibition name: Botzaris
Cream. Strong, damask fragrance. Double (17-25 petals), quartered bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height of 39" to 5' 1" (100 to 155 cm). Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Prune after flowering is finished.
Named after Markos Botzaris (1788 - 1823), Greek patriot who fell in the uprising against the Ottoman Empire. His death was celebrated in various poems and plays of the period.
Nigel Pratt of Tasman Bay Roses
says this rose has fully double, quartered flowers of creamy white...
The San Jose Heritage Rose Garden says the breeder of this rose is Robert.