'Autumn Damask' rose Description
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Pink. Fragrant stamens. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 2.75". Medium, double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.
Height: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm). Width: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).
Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Prune after flowering is finished.
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Rosa bifera (Poir.) Pers. Syn. Pl. 2 : 48 (1806)
Recent research in Japan indicates that both summer and autumn damask roses originated with (R. moschata X R. gallica) X R. fedtschenkoana. Gene, Vol. 259, Issues 1-2, 23 December 2000, Pages 53-59.
Dickerson says it's probably extinct. In 1959 Rowley reported that Graham S. Thomas reintroduced the Autumn Damask into cultivation. He had found it as a sport of Perpetual White Moss.
The Audibert catalogue differentiates between 'Tous les mois' and 'Quatre Saisons'
According to Thory 'Damascena perpetua' = 'Quatre Saisons continue' is a single form with 8-10 petals. See references (1817).