Damask roses

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Damask roses

Postby Chickun » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:06 pm

Hi
Anyone know where I can get damask roses from - the sort that only flower once and were commonly using in food in the 15th c?

I have tried local garden centres (larger ones) but no joy. Am I on the right track or talking b******** regarding the breed of roses???

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Postby sally » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:40 pm

Funnily enough, I keep seeing them in municipal plantings at the moment. So, they are around and free for the picking usually. This is the one you want
http://www.classicroses.co.uk/roses/r/r ... scena.html



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Postby sally » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:42 pm

Rosa mundi, that stripey pink and white one is also a medieval species rose, its very common in cottage gardens so is another one to look out for



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Postby sally » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:45 pm

other fab early ones include Eglantine
http://www.classicroses.co.uk/roses/r/r ... teria.html
and a slightly more modern version of an old rose that is an easy one to grow is Gertrude Jekyll
http://www.classicroses.co.uk/roses/g/g ... sbord.html
looks like an old rose, smells like an old rose, behaves like a modern rose so you get a longer flush of flowers to fill the gaps in the once flowering species. You can usually get this one in garden centres cheaply



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Postby Chickun » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:42 pm

Thank you very much! Not far in terms of area of the country if we want some either!!!


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Postby sally » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:45 pm

there are other suppliers, these just popped up when I looked up a few varieties. If you can buy in person its even better though as you can pick strong plants.
Damask roses in bloom are one of the most fab smells :D



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Postby Cat » Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:24 pm

I tried some rose petal jam at a French Market recently. YUM!


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Postby Chickun » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:43 am

Got some this weekend.. Thanks Sally!


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