Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Rosa ‘White Damask’

A number of old, white Damask roses are known.  Catherine Gore lists several, including the ‘White Rose of Italy’, with semi-double flowers, of a beautiful white, fragrant; ‘Dame Blanche’, the flowers double, large, of a pure white when expanded, the buds as red as those of the hundred-leaved rose; ‘Parure des Vierges’, semi-double, middle-sized, white.




Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.



History at Camden Park

Included in a handwritten list of roses dated 1861, probably intended for a new edition of the catalogue that was never printed.  [MP A2943].




Published Feb 12, 2010 - 11:56 AM | Last updated Jul 27, 2011 - 05:29 PM

Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably Italy or France

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Old White Damask



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