Rose of the Month
~ February 2006
Rose de Rescht
Rose de Rescht is an Portland Old Garden Rose. This
small group of roses was derived from crosses involving hybrid
gallica, damask, centifolia and hybrid china. The class was
named in honor of the Duchess of Portland. The flowers of
Rose de Rescht are borne close to the foliage and
arrange in tight clusters or bunches. The blooms are fully
double, a rich fuchsia red with hints of purple that mature
to red hips. It is a compact, dense shrub, growing to around
3ft high. Rose de Rescht is a durable plant with
good disease resistance. It will have some winter dieback
in Zone 4. What is your experience with Rose de Rescht?
Rate it in the poll below.
Rate February Rose of the Month
Poll Results for Rose de Rescht
25% Love it, have at least one
33% Like it, have one or might get one
25% Could take it or leave it
8% Not a favorite but I'd keep it if it was already there
8% Yuck, shovel prune it!
Poll Courtesy of Sparklit.com