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(Also known as Rose De Resht)

Portland Shrub Rose  3ft-4ft  (90-120cm Year unknown.

(A very old Portland rose which is said to have been discovered in a

Persian garden  by the noted English  gardener Nancy Lindsay.


Beautiful blooms of fully double rich fuchsia red with purple tints and a button eye.   One of our favourite old shrub roses.

Dense dark greyish green foliage which is pretty disease resistant.

Repeat flowering with a rich Damask fragrance..  The spring and summer  flush are quite prolific  with a scattering  of blooms later in the season.

Makes a beautiful cut flower for the house, but unfortunately the blooms do long last very long in water.

Can be grown in a container or the garden. 

 Is shade tolerant and will  cope with poor soil and makes a fantastic hedge.  Very hardy and can cope with extreme cold areas.

Makes a nice compact and neat bush and needs very little pruning, but dead heading certainly speeds up the re-blooming cycle.

It is beneficial to  periodically remove any old wood over five years old to promote newer and healthier growth.

This outstanding rose is very easy to grow and is also well suited to organic gardening methods   

Highly Recommended.


Date unknown but probably before 1900.

Introduced into the UK in 1950 “Resht and “Rasht” are  transliterations  of the name of a Iranian city located near the Caspian sea.


Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit  1993

 Introduced into the UK  1950








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