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"Rose de Rescht" rose Description
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Photo courtesy of RaynJAX
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
197 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Deep pink Portland.
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1900).
Discovered by Nancy Lindsay (United Kingdom).
Class:
Damask, Damask Perpetual, Portland, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Purple and red.  Strong, damask fragrance.  up to 50 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Very full (41+ petals) bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Habit:
Compact, dense, suckers on its own roots.  

Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).  Width: up to 30" (up to 75cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Shade tolerant.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Parentage:
Notes:
Differences of opinions about class [See References.]

Some gardeners report continuous bloom while others report repeated flushes. Bloom size varies.
The Swedish Rose Society recommends Rose de Rescht for northern Sweden.
"Resht" and "Rasht" are transliterations of the name of a Iranian city located near the Caspian Sea.

1.5" blooms deep pink rich fuchsia-red with hints of purple;blooms midsummer- fall

 
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