aka: (Quartre Saisons, Rosa Damascena ‘Bifera’) This is the oldest European rose to reliably flower more than once, about every six weeks through till autumn. It is one of the most important historic roses, probably going back to the Romans or earlier. The buds are distinguished by the elongated sepals of the Damask and the rose is at its loveliest when the buds are partially opened allowing the exquisite fragrance to be detected. This is a rose we remember from old chintz, handpainted china and wallpaper. No garden that aspires to contain old garden roses should be without Autumn Damask. Deadhead for faster rebloom, prune annually and/or peg for more bloom.