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Rosa 'Rose de Rescht'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rose de Rescht
Registered or introduced: pre-1900

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Class:
Damask
Hybrid Perpetual

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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:
Deep pink (dp)

Bloom Shape:
Double

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Habit:
Bush

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Other Details:
Shade-tolerant
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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Profile:

4 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive lancer23 On Apr 5, 2014, lancer23 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

Great beauty with high fragrance like the perfumes in soaps and lotions. I rooted mine awhile back and this yr it blooms for the first time. From a small twig it grew into a shrub. The magenta color is rather unusual for an old fashion rose. At first the foliage is very healthy and then it got black spots but that doesn't bother me. The flowers are unaffected by the spots. I am running out of room so I stuck it in a shady spot and still it got a rather big flush of flowers.

Positive foxtrotter On Dec 17, 2013, foxtrotter from Lemmon Valley-Golden Valley, NV wrote:

This plant is very hardy (-24F) and trouble free. It has great fragrance but the flowers are on very short stems, making it difficult to use as a cut flower. I did win best shrub with it at a local show.

Positive vossner On Jun 8, 2011, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Exquisite fragrance. Mine is planted is a part shady location and is doing well.

APRIL 2014: dead. Needs full sun. Also, mine might have gotten more water than it needed. Would love to grow again on the correct place as it's fragrance is heavenly.

Negative DonnaMack On Sep 24, 2007, DonnaMack from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

The first two years, this Rose was wonderful. However, in year three it developed blackspot and now, in year four, it is my far the most heavily blackspotted rose in my yard. The leaves are dark with it, and nothing worked. It is quite ugly. I started with a commercial baking soda with sticker solution, and finally moved to chemicals, without success. It has fairly wicked thorns, so removing the leaves is difficult, and they do not fall. It was also a japanese beetle magnet. If I could go back, I would not purchase it. I find it interesting that another Portland, Marchesa Boccela, had none of these problems. What puzzled me was that two separate books recommended it as a rose that could be grown organically.

Positive elaird On Jun 19, 2005, elaird from Boone, NC wrote:

This is an heirloom rose. It was originally bred in the mid-1800's and then rediscovered in Persia in 1945. The beauty of heirloom roses is that they haven't been weakened by modern hybridization techniques. They're hardy & generally less fussy than modern varieties. This is a beautiful magenta-colored, fragrant rose. I chose it because my yard only gets about 4-5 hours of sunlight a day, and most roses require full sun. The Rose de Rescht thrives in my yard.

Regional...

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

Oxnard, California
San Francisco, California (2 reports)
Lake Butter, Florida
Palmyra, Illinois
Camden, Maine
Reno, Nevada (2 reports)
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Elba, New York
Boone, North Carolina
Arcadia Lakes, South Carolina
Pecan Grove, Texas
Henrico, Virginia
Olympia, Washington



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