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    A highly fragrant rose, the damask rose offers a profusion of pink flowers in the spring. It is a large and mostly upright rose, which has some use in perfume making. It has been used for rose oils, rose water, and 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 and its origin remains unclear, although we know that it was in England by 1540. Thomas Jefferson was growing a variety of damask rose in his gardens in 1791.


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