(Pronounced: AW-tum DAM-ask)
'Autumn Damask' , 'Castilian' , 'Four Seasons' , 'Old Castilian' , 'Quatre Saisons' , R. bifera , R. bifera semperflorens , R. damascenca bifera , R. damascenca semperflorens , R. semperflorens , 'Rose des Quatre Saisons' , 'Rose of Castille'
'Autumn Damask' is a very old rose of many names, that was known in Europe before 1819.
'Autumn Damask' is the only old European rose that repeats. Its double blooms open bright rose pink and gradually fade, exhibiting shades of mauve.
Autumn Damask' is a very ancient rose, thought to be the Four-Seasons Rose of Paestum mentioned by classical writers. Its large, double, light pink, very fragrant blooms are borne in small clusters on arching canes.
'Autumn Damask' is a very ancient rose, thought to be the Four-Seasons Rose of Paestum mentioned by classical writers.
|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 3 ' to 4 ' Width: 4 ' to 4 '
'Autumn Damask' forms a mounding shrub 3' to 4' in height and 4' wide.
The foliage is grayish medium green and leathery.
Repeat. 'Autumn Damask' starts blooming in April in the Texas Hill Country and repeats with scattered blooms throughout he summer and into the fall.
| Flower Size: 3.00" to 4.00" Cluster Size: 3 to 5 Petal Count: 40 to 50 |
'Autumn Damask' flowers are double with ruffled, muddled, silky petals and golden stamens in a compact central area.
mp - Medium pink. 'Autumn Damask' blooms open bright rose pink and gradually fade, exhibiting shades of mauve.
|COLOR VARIATION:|| |
vf - Very fragrant. 'Autumn Damask' has one of the finest of Damask rose scents.
Zones 5 - 9
'Autumn Damask' tolerates poorer soils. It likes heat and responds well to mulch and drip irrigation. It is somewhat susceptible to mildew.
'Autumn Damask' is easily propagated from cuttings.
Because of its strong fragrance 'Autumn Damask' is excellent for making pot-pourri.
'Autumn Damask' is one of the parents of the Hybrid Perpetual roses. 'Perpetual White Moss' is a sport of this rose
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