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Rose (Species) Damask Rose in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Rosa x damascena

 

Rose (Species) Damask Rose

Damask rose is a deciduous shrub growing to 2.2 metres tall, the stems densely armed with stout, curved prickles and stiff bristles. The leaves are pinnate, with five leaflets. The roses are a light to moderate pink to light red. The relatively small flowers grow in groups and are renowned for their fine fragrance. This group of roses includes those deciduous shrubs that arose as sports or hybrids of the rose species and where much cultivated before the introduction of hybrid tea roses. While the flowering season is generally shorter than that of modern shrub roses, the flowers are outstanding for their rich fragrance. The grouping of Old Roses includes the following sub-sections: Alba, Bourbon, Cabbage, Damask, Dwarf Polyantha, Gallica, Hybrid Musk, Hybrid Perpetual, Hybrid Rugosa, Hybrid Sweetbriar, Moss, Portland and Scotch.

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plant Features
  • Rose (Species) Damask Rose likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Rose (Species) Damask Rose likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Rose (Species) Damask Rose is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Rose (Species) Damask Rose likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Rose (Species) Damask Rose

Latin name

Rosa x damascena

type

Deciduous Perennial

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rose (Species) Damask Rose likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Rose (Species) Damask Rose is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Rose (Species) Damask Rose likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Rose (Species) Damask Rose likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rose (Species) Damask Rose is 3.00meters x 2.20meters 3.00 M 2.20 M

Rosa x damascena

Damask rose is a deciduous shrub growing to 2.2 metres tall, the stems densely armed with stout, curved prickles and stiff bristles. The leaves are pinnate, with five leaflets. The roses are a light to moderate pink to light red. The relatively small flowers grow in groups and are renowned for their fine fragrance. This group of roses includes those deciduous shrubs that arose as sports or hybrids of the rose species and where much cultivated before the introduction of hybrid tea roses. While the flowering season is generally shorter than that of modern shrub roses, the flowers are outstanding for their rich fragrance. The grouping of Old Roses includes the following sub-sections: Alba, Bourbon, Cabbage, Damask, Dwarf Polyantha, Gallica, Hybrid Musk, Hybrid Perpetual, Hybrid Rugosa, Hybrid Sweetbriar, Moss, Portland and Scotch.


Planting

From Late Autumn TO Late Spring

Prepare the planting site by digging over the bed and incorporate liberal quantities of well rotted manure or compost; lighten heavy clay soil with half rotted straw. Dress the top soil with plenty of peat mixed with hop manure and chopped up turf. Fresh animal manure is harmful to the roots and should only be used in the bottom spit. Where possible, prepare the planting site a few weeks in advance. Do this in late summer for planting in autumn. Plant at any time between late autumn and late spring. Prepare a planting mixture of bone meal and moist peat. Spread out the roots in the planting hole and add the planting mixture until the roots are covered. Add soil and firm in the plant by treading.

 
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