Kazanluk Rose

Kazanluk Rose

 

(Rosa damascena f. trigintipetala), a shrub of the family Rosaceae, with large hooked prickles on its branches. Height, up to 1.5 m. Each leaf has five to seven ovoid leaflets, which are mat on top and thinly pubescent on the veins beneath. The flowers are fragrant, double, and red or pink. The fruits are orange or red. In Bulgaria, rose oil, which is used in the production of perfume, liqueurs, and medicine, is obtained from the petals (the yield of rose oil is 0.7–1.0 kg per hectare). In the USSR the Kazanluk rose is cultivated in Georgia and on the southern Crimean coast.

REFERENCES

Leshchuk, T. Ia. Roza aromaticheskaia. Simferopol’, 1958.
Topalov, V., and I. Irinchev. Rozoproizvodstvoto v Bulgariia. Plovdiv, 1967.
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The reason for this is hidden in the high qualities of the Bulgarian Kazanluk rose ("Kazanlashka roza"), a special type, that was cultivated in the region after many years of development.