RoseFile Database

Duc de Cambridge - Damask Rose

Duc de Cambridge

Damask. Bred by Laffay in France in 1800.
Use:
 
Shrub, Border
Color:
 
Rose
Form:
 
Flat
Fragrance:
 
Powerful Damask
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments It is generally agreed that Duc de Cambridge is the darkest of the damask roses. Its flowers are a dark, warm rose shade that borders on cerise. They are neatly arranged, often quartered and with a button eye. The foliage and flower color both are vaguely suggestive of some gallica heritage: there is a hint of pleating and slightly brighter shade of green to the leaves than is typical of damasks. The rose has a nice shrubby form and is resistant to disease.