Damask, Old Garden Rose
Rosa 'Leda'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Leda
Additional cultivar information:(aka Painted Belgic, Painted Damask, White Lda)
Hybridized by Unknown
Registered or introduced: pre 1827
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Class:

Damask

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

White (w)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Sets hips

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, British Columbia

Denver, Colorado

Linden, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 10, 2006, hortensia from Langley, BC, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

Of unknown descent, but in cultivation since at least 1827, this beautiful trouble free damask rose is possessed of a lovely sweet fragrance, The milk white blooms tipped in red are instantly recognizable, in bud or open with their red edges & exquisite button eye.

I have grown it in the open ground and am now trying it in a container to see how it does. It has a somewhat upright habit to roughly 3 feet, well clothed with dark green leaves.

The name "white Leda" is a recent, North American term, since the pink sport, Pink Leda, is for some reason grown here more often.