Rose De Rescht rose, is an old-timer that produces clusters of fully double, richly scented blooms of fuchsia-red.
The cushioned shaped flowers sometimes have a button eye. The flowers form tight clusters, close to the foliage, giving the bush a rounded, very full look.
The elegant looking flowers are produced freely all season, from mid-Summer to Fall.
You’ll get tight clusters of 3-7 fully double, fuchsia-crimson flowers, on very short stems, surrounded by a ruff of leaves. As long as you dead-head spent flowers, you’ll get plenty of repeat flowering .
The fuchsia red flowers will become paler in the hot sun. The profuse, dense foliage is disease resistant, except for occasionally some Black Spot late in the season.
The foliage is medium green in
color, with red on the edges when young.
Type Portland Rose
Hybridizer Unknown (France 1840
Blooms fuchsia red petals fade to hints of lilac. Flowers are 2 ” across, with around 50 plus petals
Growth Habits Vigorous grower, Upright, compact bush 3 1/2 by 3’ wide
Foliage dense, mid-size, pale green , semi-glossy
Fragrance Intense, sweet fragrance
Hardy Zone zones 5-9
This is a nice 'easy to grow' Portland rose, that is compact, and good for the front of the garden. It is especially nice for small gardens , producing an abundance of blooms on a short, dense, fragrant bush.
The fragrance is that of old rose/raspberry. (very nice!)
A hard annual pruning will keep it rejuvenated.
This old garden rose was re-introduced by an English nursery-woman Nancy Lindsay in 1940.
The true name of the rose has been
lost, but it has been called Rose de Rescht since she re-introduced it.