'York and Lancaster' or other Damask?
This rose is growing without identification or records at the Idaho Botanical Garden. I am quite sure it is a damask . . . it looks similar to my 'Celsiana' and has a similar growth habit, with canes that arch over under the weight of the bloom. However, the overall shrub is larger than my 'Celsiana.' The flowers aren't quite the same as 'Celsiana,' either . . . I took some down and compared them. Garden records show that 'York and Lancaster' was purchased at one time, and there has been some debate as to whether this is that rose. It has no tendency at all to show two colors on a single flower as described in the references, although in cool weather flower color does range from a deep pink to a very light pink as flowers age. (In hot weather, they all fade to light pink.) Anyone? Help?!