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Rubaiyat roses in bloom again

June 5, 2017

These is the season that roses are in bloom in our gardens.  Roger Paas sent us this picture of a rose called Rubaiyat seen recently by a family member in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in the USA.  Alas this rose is apparently not available for sale in the UK.  It has a great colour and lovely looking blooms but is not quite the type of rose that is supposed to have been on the graves of Omar Khayyam and Edward FitzGerald, which is more of an old fashioned climber.  The story of that rose, and a picture of a modern version of the rose, can be seen in an article in a past issue of Indiran magazine which is produced by the Ancient India and Iran Trust in Cambridge – see – https://indiairantrust.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/downsized-indiran.pdf .

The article and the story of the rose were also covered in an earlier post on this blog – see

https://omarkhayyamrubaiyat.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/the-rose-of-yesterday-a-short-history-of-the-rose-of-omar-khayyam/

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