'Old Red Damask' rose Description
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Gallica / Provins, Miscellaneous OGR.
Deep pink to carmine-red. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 3". Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cupped bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Bushy, well-branched. Matte foliage. 5 leaflets.
Height: 3' to 5' (90 to 150cm). Width: 3' (90cm).
USDA zone 3b through 8b. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Shade tolerant. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Prune after flowering is finished.
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Early descriptions of the 'Red Rose' are usually of 'Officinalis' and not of the single-bloomed species.
DNA analysis has shown a close relationship between 'Officinalis' and 'Belle sans Flatterie'. - see References.The Swedish Rose Society
recommends R. gallica 'Officinalis'
for northern Sweden.