Ispahan – my new rose

Lisa has given me a rose for my birthday.  She is so beautiful, and Lisa is quite nice too!  And in case anybody is wondering it is not actually my birthday, this is last years present, so a bonus present.  Lisa is my gardening buddy so she knows about my obsession with old roses, so this is perfect.  Now to get her planted.

Ispahan’, also known as ‘Pompon des Princes’, is a clear pink, half-open kind of Damask rose (an early type, introduced from the Middle east in European breeding during the crusading XIIIth century).

David Austin still recommends it highly as free flowering, among the first Old Roses to start blooming and the last to continue, and for its fine Damask fragrance. The name Ispahan is from the name of city of Isfahan in Iran.  (This information is from Wikipedia)

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