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    The highly fragrant damask rose offers a profusion of pink flowers in the spring. Flowers from this large and mostly upright shrub have been used for centuries in perfume making, as well as for rose oil, rose water, and for cooking.

    Latin Name

    Rosa x damascena


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Also Known As

    Rose of Castile


    Type of Plant

    Rose

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 6'
    Max Spread: 6'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eurasia


    History

    The Damask rose has a long and storied history, but its origin remains unclear. We know that it was documented in England by 1540, and in 1791 Thomas Jefferson was growing a variety of damask rose in his garden at Monticello.


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