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Nastarana - Noisette Rose

Nastarana

Noisette. Bred by Pissard in France in 1879.
Use:
 
Arch, Fence
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
Semi-Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Bloom Size:
 
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
12 ft x 8 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments It would appear that there exist two or more roses distributed under this name. all have single or semi-double flowers that are white. The rose in question has strong fragrance. One version evidently makes huge clisters of flowers; another seems to hold them in groups of two or three. Nastarana is classified as a noisette; The arrangement of its stamns, we are told, suggests a close association, with R. freytagii (Quest-Ritson, Climbing Roses p23.) Such a relationship is made more likely by the presence of strong fragrance in this rose that is often lacking in noisettes.

BTW: A note on this rose at HMF is quite helpful. Carriere distributed a rose found by Pissard in Persia in 1879 which he described and named R. godefroyae. That rose was then distributed by Paul & Son as Pissardii. That rose is the Nastarana described by this entry. It has solitary flowers. To confuse matters, there exists another rose in commerce that correctly employs the terminology nastarana in its name ,R. moschata var. nastarana Christ which Paul and Son confused with the Nastarana of this entry because it was otherwise known as R. moschata var. Christ. The impostor makes huge heads of flowers in the style of R. moschata.