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Alternative cultivar names:
'Pompon des Princes'
'Rose d'Ispahan'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Rebloom: None
Class: Other: Damask
Growth Habit: Typically 4-8 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Unknown, before 1832
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 3 and warmer

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)
Plant Height: 4-8 feet
Plant Spread: 3-5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM


The 2014 All Things Plants Top 25 Summer Bulbs and TubersThe 2014 All Things Plants Top 25 Summer Bulbs and Tubers
By dave on May 17, 2014

What a fun and diverse group of plants! Come on in and check out the report of the top 25 most active summer bulbs and tuber entries in our plants database. You will be surprised at some of the plants that made the list!

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 1:09 AM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Also known as Rose d'Ispahan or Pompon des Princes, this paragon amongst Damask roses has been seen growing wild on the hills of Iran, especially between Shiraz and the old caravan trading center of Ispahan. Residents of Shiraz still grow it in their walled gardens, where plants and pools are a release from the hot, dry land outside. When in full bloom, the bush is covered until it looks like a fountain of pink. The shrub is vigorous and hardy, with a slightly bluish cast to the rough green leaves."

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