Damask Perpetuals, or Portlands
The origins of this class are difficult to trace. The original Duchess of Portland, or Portland Rose, bears an affinity to Gallica and Damask roses; compact, Gallica-red, Damask-scented, with excellent renewal of bloom throughout the season. Portlands tend toward a compact habit, and fit neatly into gardens of all sizes. It is important to note that these roses are closely related to Hybrid Perpetuals and many authors in the past have lumped them there. According to some classifiers, Damask Perpetuals included a good many varieties better placed with the HPs. Here we try to list those whose characters are akin to the Duchess of Portland and Rose du Roi.