Rose de Rescht

Rosa 'Rose de Rescht'

  • Common Name: Rose de Rescht (other common names: Damask Rose, Portland Rose)
  • Scientific Name: Rosa 'Rose de Rescht'
  • Family Name: Roseaceae
  • Origin: Iran and France
  • Height: 3’ – 4’
  • Width: 3’ – 4’
  • Growth: moderate
  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Light Needs: full sun to partial shade (best disease resistance and flowering are in full sun)
  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown
  • Soil/PH/Texture: Tolerates a wide variety of humus enriched, well-drained soils from sandy loam to clay loam; roses live best in a pH range of 6.0-7.2 with 6.5 being the ideal for optimum growth and flowering. (pH outside of this range causes loss of nutrients which has a detrimental effect of roses.)
  • Soil Moisture: medium – water regularly and deeply in mornings. (Avoid overhead watering)
  • Drought Tolerance: low to none
  • Pests/Diseases: roses are bug and disease resistant with a moderate amount of care.
  • Growing Conditions: medium maintenance
  • Characteristics: Showy, Fragrant, blooms are Bright fuchsia red to deep pink
  • Propagation: by stem or tip cuttings, grafts and budding
  • Wildlife: attracts butterflies
  • Facts: 'Rose de Rescht' was originally introduced in England around 1880 but was forgotten. It was rediscovered in 1945 by Nancy Lindsay, in Rescht, Iran and was re-introduced around 1950 in Great Britain. Researchers are unsure if it originated in Iran or was brought to Iran from France around 1807.
  • Designer Considerations: Grow as a hedge, specimen, as borders, cottage gardens, foundations, rose gardens, or in planters on your patio. 


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