Damask Roses (pictures of), one of the four Ancient Classes of Roses that are commonly referred to as Old Roses, propagated and grown for retail sale by Azalea House Flowering Shrub Farm with links to pictures. If pictures dont open click here! Picture on right shows quantity in stock in 7 gallon or 3 gallon size for $30 on green dot. No colored dot? None for sale. Click for larger image. yellow dot is 15 gallon for $50.

005) Autumn Damask, Four Seasons, Rose des Quatre Saisons, Rose of Castille, 'Four Seasons' Autumn Damask Rose aka 'Autumn Damask', 'Quatre Saisons', 'Castilian', 'Old Castilian', 'Rose des Quatre Saisons', Rosa bifera, Rosa bifera semperflorens, Rosa damascena bifera, Rosa damascena semperflorens, Rosa semperflorens, 'Rose of Castille' (R. abyssinica x R. gallica), Old garden rose introduced before 1600, reputedly hardy in zones 4 thru 7, 4 feet x 3 feet, fragrant, pink, double flowers, bloom for us from late spring through summer usually in flushes with discernable periods of non flowering between. grown in Albany County, NY.

012) 'CELSIANA'_Old Damask Rose, 'Celsiana' Damask old garden Rose' introduced before 1732 (zones 4 thru 8, 4 feet x 4 feet) blooms for several weeks late spring to early summer (not-recurrent).

164) 'Comte de Chambord' Portland rose, zone 5, pink flowers 'Comte de Chambord' Portland Portland Old Garden Rose introduced in 1860. Zones 5 thru 9, 4 feet x 4 feet, fragrant. Blooms for us throughout summer in flushes when the faded flowers are regularly pinched off. Growing well in a 45 gallon pot near the sidewalk (check the newsletter for pictures).

194 Duchess of Portland is a rose we added to the collection this year. I'll be taking cuttings in July and adding pictures of the flower, fruit and fall foliage as it presents itself.

200 'Hebes Lip' 'Hebes Lip', 'Reine Blanche', 'Rubrotincta', zones 4 thru 9, thought to be a cross between a damask rose and Rosa eglanteria but doesn't have scented foliage, grows to around 4 feet tall, extremely disease resistant, semi-double white flowers with gold stamens, introduced prior to 1846, ordered 5 grafted on Rosa multiflora for 2011 that I will propagate from and sell.

31) 'ISPAHAN' Old Damask Rose, 'Ispahan', 'Isfahan', 'Pompon des Princes', 'Rose d'Isfahan' Damask Old Garden Rose introduced before 1832, (zones 3 thru 9, 4'x4'), strongly fragrant it blooms for us in late spring to early summer. ("Best Rose Guide" Phillips & Rix, 48, zone 5 (-13f)), ("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 120, zones 3-8), (Cruse, 48), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fl:186), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, page 44, zones 5-9), ("Landscaping with Antique Roses" Druitt & Shoup, page 132, zone 3, non-recurrent). Growing well in a 45 gallon pot near the sidewalk (check the newsletter for pictures).

Kazanlik go to Trigintipetala

34) 'LEDA'_Old Damask Rose, 'Leda', 'Painted Damask' Damask Old Garden Rose introduced in 1827, (zones 4 thru 9, 4'x7'), strongly fragrant it blooms for several weeks in late spring to early summer, ("Best Rose Guide" Phillips & Rix, 44, zone5 (-13f)), ("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 126, zones 3-8), ("The Art of Gardening with Roses" Thomas, sh73), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fl:187), ("500 Popular Roses For American Gardeners" Barron's, 80) ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 142, zones 4-10, DR-0/0), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, page45, zones 4-9). Growing well in a 45 gallon pot near the sidewalk (check the newsletter for pictures).

35) 'MADAM_HARDY'_Old Damask Rose, 'Mme Hardy', 'Madame Hardy' Damask Old Garden Rose introduced in 1832, (zones 4 thru 9, 5'x5'), shade tolerant and strongly fragrant it blooms for several weeks in late spring to early summer. ("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 129, zones 4-8), ("The Art of Gardening With Roses" Thomas, sh58), (Sunset Book "Roses" White, 104), ("Beautiful American Rose Gardens" Dorra, 157), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 55), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, page 46, zones 5-8), named for the wife of the head gardener for the Empress Josephine of France (Mr Hardy).

161) Rose de Rescht, Portland Rose, (<1900), zone 4, 4 feet tall, recurrent, red. Growing great in Gallupville, NY according to Curt.

106) TRIGINTIPETALA (KAZANLIK) Damask Rose, (<1850), zone 5, 5 feet tall, non-recurrent, pink. Growing well in a 45 gallon pot near the sidewalk (check the newsletter for pictures).

148 York and Lancaster, Damask Rose, (1551, no picture yet), zone 3, 5-7 feet tall, non-recurrent, white,

Scots Roses 'A Personal Crusade in Search of Scots Roses' by Peter D. A. Boyd is available at http://www.peterboyd.com/rosapimp6.htm

Old Roses Alba Roses Gallica Roses Damask Roses Moss and Centifolia Roses Scottish Roses Kordesii & Explorer Roses Rugosa Roses Climbing & Rambler Roses Yellow flowered Roses White flowered roses Purple flowering shrubs Redish colored flowers on roses Pinkish flowered roses

Look up books that have pictures of these roses. If you look you will see they dont always agree on hardiness. But its good to read what they have said in order to have greater insight into what you choose. Most of these people experienced these roses in areas of the world other than yours.


The prescence of a book on this list does not indicate that I agree with the methods or information provided by the author. Its just that they have a picture of the rose in question on the page indicated. These books were chosen either because they were already in my library, a picture was included that I'd had some difficulty finding, or because I try to pick as diverse books as possible not knowing what will be easily available to you where you are. Each book has a little blurb by me at the end that you might take as a short review.

("Roses of America" Scanniello), "Roses of America" by Stephen Scanniello and Tania Bayard, photography by Albert Squillace, The Brooklyn botanic Gardens guide to our national flower. copyright 1990 by Sammis. publishing Corp., ISBN 0-8050-1241-9, A+, well done, good source. Stephen and Company has done it again. current page I'm cataloging on is 94. Planting where another rose has been:page 173, Pruning:178, training a rambler:page 180, winter protection for climbers, tree roses etc:190.

("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde), "Growing Roses Organically" by Barbara Wilde, Illustrations by Michael Gellatly and Adam McCauley, Distributed in the Book Trade by St. Martins Press, ISBN 0-87596-880-5, A+, well done, All done.

("The Art of Gardening With Roses" Thomas), "The Art of Gardening With Roses" by Graham Stuart Thomas with Photographs by Bob Gibbons a John Macrae Book, Henry Holt and Company, New York 1991, ISBN 0-8050-1533-7, A+, I love this book.

("Roses, Old Roses and Species Roses" Cruse), "Roses Old Roses and Species Roses", Photographs by Paul Starosta, Text by Eleonore Cruse, ISBN 3-8228-7761-1 printed in Italy beautifully intense photos.

("The Natural Rose Gardener" Walheim), "The Natural Rose Gardener" by Lance Walheim many pictures I couldn't find elsewhere.

(Sunset Book "Roses" White), "Roses" by Hazel White published by Sunset ISBN 0-376-03659-1

("Climbing Roses Of The World" Quest-Ritson), "Climbing Roses Of The World" by Charles Quest-Ritson Timber Press 2003, ISBN 0-88192-563-2, A+, A really fine source. many pictures I couldn't find elsewhere. A well designed book that I am glad to have in my personal Library. Well worth the $35 I paid.

("500 Popular Roses For American Gardeners" Barron's), "500 Popular Roses For American Gardeners" published in 1999 by Barron's Educational Series ISBN 0-7641-0851-4 many pictures I couldn't find elsewhere.

("Beautiful American Rose Gardens" Dorra). "Beautiful American Rose Gardens" by Mary Tonetti Dorra, photographs by Richard Felber, Clarkson Potter publishers in New York. copyright 1999 by Mary Tonetti Dorra, photographs copyright 1999 by Richard Felber ISBN 0 -- 609 -- 60080 -- although it has many fine pictures its propensity toward hybrid teas and the confusion innate in every photo as far as identifying which rose is which, makes this book hard to use.

("The Organic Rose Garden" Druitt), "The Organic Rose Garden" by Liz Druitt, Photography by Virginia Brown, Taylor Publishing Co., Dallas, Copyright 1996, ISBN 0-87833-906-X, A+, I enjoyed reading this years ago. It still is filled with all sorts of good information. One thing to remember is that she gardens in Texas (a milder climate than the Northeast).

("David Austin's English Roses" Austin), "David Austin's English Roses" by David Austin, Photographs by Clay Perry, text copyright 1993 by David Austin, published by Conran Octopus Limited in Great Britain, ISBN 0-316-05975-7 A+, current page I'm on is 96.

("Designing With Roses" Lord), "Designing With Roses" Tony Lord, Copyright Frances Lincoln Limited 1999, Text Copyright by Tony Lord in 1999, Trafalgar Square Publishing, North Pomfret, VT 05053, ISBN 1-57076-148-5, A+, showing high quality pictures of the whole plant combined with perennials, shrubs and more. Im done. Every rose picture is now listed here.

("Classic Roses" Beales), "Classic Roses" by Peter Beales, published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston of 383 Madison Avenue in New York City 10017, Copyright in 1985 by Peter Beales, ISBN 0-03-006022-2, A+, I got this copy through the interlibrary loan system from Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Deleware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054. Certainly one of the most comprehensive works dedicated to the Rose. I'm done. Every rose picture is in this list. (out of 432 pages).

("Growing Roses For Small Gardens" Gibson), "Growing Roses For Small Gardens" by Michael Gibson, published by Timber Press, 9999 S.W. Wilshire, Portland, Oregon 97225 1990, ISBN 0-88192-186-6, Got this directly from Timber Press in 1991.

(Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra), Taylor's Guides "Roses" by Nancy J. Ondra, published by Houghton Mifflin Company, ISBN 0-618-06888-0, good pictures and hardiness zones. I'm on page 191.

("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon), "The Encyclopedia of Roses" by Judith C. McKeon, published by Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA 18098 ISBN 0-87596-656-X, Got this from The Voorheesville Public Library in Voorheesville, NY 12186. At the time this book was published the author was chief horticulturist at the Morris Arboretum and in charge of the Arboretum Rose garden.

We have roses that are locally hardy, disease resistant, vigorous and fragrant (though we have a few that aren't particularly fragrant). I dont care how long they bloom, if they are single or double, if they are tall or short what is important to me is that we are successfully growing them in Voorheesville, NY; all summer without fungicide and outside in winter without protection. I test a few more that I have read about in the books of Steven Scaniello, Tony Lord, Charles Quest-Ritson and Peter Beales. I look for them grafted on Rosa multiflora, purchase them and grow them in pots for a couple years. If they measure up I take cuttings and begin to sell them at the plant sale both grafted and after a couple years own root.

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