Rosa 'Nastarana' (Rosaceae)
(RO-za x nas-tur-AH-na)
As the late JC Raulston led the Niche bunch on a 1996 summer tour of the NCSU arboretum, he identified this as the "best Rose in the arboretum". An antique Rose found in a garden in Persia in the mid-1800's, Rosa 'Nastarana' blooms from spring to frost if deadheaded, and is disease-free. Can be pruned to a shrub, or you can drape this Persian princess over a wall or trellis for a sultry effect. Beautiful clusters of small, pale pink buds open to single, white, lightly fragrant roses. This beauty couldn't come with a higher recommendation — enjoy.
Bloom color: white
Bloom period: late-spring and fall
Container size: Gal.