Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Extra Bloom Info: Ruffled petals
Rebloom: Some
Class: Other: Damask
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-6 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Unknown, before 1633
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 4 through 9

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: (Rosa moschata x Rosa gallica) x Rosa fedtschenkoana
Child plants: 4 child plants

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Autumn Damask'
  • 'Quatre Saisons Continue'
  • 'Four Seasons Rose'
  • 'Rose de Castile'
  • 'Royal Four Seasons'
  • 'Year-Round Rose'
  • 'Quatre Saisons Tous-les-Mois'
  • 'Quatre Saisons'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Photo by fisherwoman
Location: National Botanical Garden (DC) | November 2022
Date: 2022-11-26
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2013-05-27

photo credit: Stan Shebs
Location: Bordeaux, France
Date: 2016-06-03
Location: Bordeaux, France
Date: 2015-04-30

Date: 2009-10-30
Photo courtesy Antique Rose Emporium. Used with permission.
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02
Comments:
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 5:36 PM concerning plant:
    Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
    "This is quite probably the plant that writers in antiquity described as the Four Seasons Rose of Paestum. It is the only one of the Old European roses to repeat its bloom, and some rosarians have suggested that it is a species hybrid with R. chinensis, created where the far edges of their ranges touch.
    Its garden value is undeniable, with richly fragrant flowers occurring in abundance on a compact, hardy shrub in spring, followed by scattered blossoms through the summer and fall. Light pink and double, this ruffled rose contains a good measure of Damask scent, possibly the finest perfume in the rose world."
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AndreA33 On April 9, 2016 Maintenance performed
Pruning by half on 2/4 plants to see the growth difference.
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