Damascus roses are known for its distinct fragrance. Enjoy the real and oldest scent of rose.
The Damascus rose is a deciduous shrub growing up to 2.5 meters tall, the stems densely armed with stout, curved prickles and stiff bristles. The leaves are pinnate shape, with five or rarely seven leaflets. The roses are a light to moderate pink colored. The relatively small flowers bloom in groups.
It is considered an important type of Old Rose.
|Plant Height||13 inch (33 cm)|
|Plant Spread||4 inch (10 cm)|
|Common Name||Damask rose, rose of Castile|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 8 feet|
|Bloom Time||Spring, Summer|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
- Slow release or organic fertilizers applied to the ground are the most effective; however foliar feeds are also valuable for a quick effect and to help keep the leaves healthy.
- Mulching with organic matter (a very wide range is available) is a very important part of rose growing, helping to conserve water, keeping the ground cool and feeding the micro-organisms and worms in the soil.
- Regular watering is essential, the rose will be stronger, healthier and, most importantly, produce more flower
- Early spring is the best time to prune and cut 1/4 inch above a bud eye so the bud eye doesnt dry out.
Damascus Rose Care
Best planting season of Rose plants are in July – August at 75 cm x 75 cm spacing. Rose plant propagation is cutting and budding. At the time of plantation, use a potting mix as soil, vermicompost, and coco peat. Re-pooting is done in a spring season.
Sunlight Full to partial sunlight Watering Moderately Soil Clay or loamy soil Temperature 15 to 38 degrees C Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.
Damascus Rose Special Feature
Attractive scented flowers
Damascus Rose Uses
- Roses are best known as ornamental plants grown for their flowers in the garden and sometimes indoors
- They have been also used for commercial perfumery and commercial cut flower crops
- Some are used as landscape plants, for hedging
- Rose hips are occasionally made into jam, jelly, marmalade, and soup or are brewed for tea, primarily for their high vitamin C content
- They are also pressed and filtered to make rose hip syrup