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'Omar Khayyám' rose Description
'Omar Khayyám' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jeffcat
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink Damask.
Registration name: Omar Khayyám
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1884).
Class:
Damask.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Small, full (26-40 petals), quartered bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles.  

Height: 2' to 39" (60 to 100cm).  Width: 2' to 3' (60 to 90cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Parentage:
Notes:
Nigel Pratt of Tasman Bay Roses says this rose has medium-sized light pink quartered flowers in groups of 3 or 4 and with a button eye...


On 7 October 1893, the members of the Omar Khayyám Club planted the rose 'Omar Khayyám' on the grave of Edward Fitzgerald at Woodbridge Church in the county of Suffolk. This was raised at Kew from seed taken in 1884 from a rose on the grave of the poet at Nishapur, Persia.

 
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