Rosa ‘York and Lancaster’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Damask Rose


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Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza



English translation by Peter Thompson




Old Rose.

A very fragranced Damask Rose known to us before 1551.

It flowers in the spring or during the summer, with petals which bear a very unstable coloration. This can be intense pink, light pink, or the two together, sometimes in stripes.

A tall shrub, up to 2 m high, which is relatively tolerant in the shade.


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