Damask roses are an ancient group of roses, originating in the Middle East and cultivated for centuries. These roses are known for their strong, sweet fragrance and their hardiness. They come in a variety of colors, including pink, white, and red, and are often used for making rose water and rose oil.
The Damask rose has been celebrated for its beauty and fragrance for thousands of years. In fact, it is believed that this rose was first cultivated in ancient Persia around 900 BCE. Over time, it spread throughout the Middle East, and eventually made its way to Europe during the Crusades.
Today, Damask roses are grown in many parts of the world, including the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa. They are also popular among gardeners and rose enthusiasts for their old-fashioned charm and sweet fragrance. Some popular varieties of Damask roses include ‘Madame Hardy’, ‘Celsiana’, and ‘Mme Zoetmans’.