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Ispahan - Damask Rose

Ispahan

Damask. Bred by Nature in Persia in Antiquity.
Use:
 
Shrub
Color:
 
Candy Pink
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong Clove
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 11
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 5 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments Ispahan today grows wild in the hills of Iran between Isphahan and Shiraz. And it has been cultivated in Persian gardens since antiquity. Nancy Lindsay brought it to England in the ninteenth century where it took root quickly and has been widely propagated and well loved. The flowers in bud have the high-centered form of hybrid teas. The open flowers are muddled muddled and are just under 3 inches across. They are pleasantly fragrant of clove. In some locations it Ispahan blooms through the summer. Usually, though, it blooms for about three weeks at the start of summer. The plant is vigorous and free of disease.