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Old Blush

Rosa

Description:

Also known as Common Monthly, Common Blush China, Old Pink Daily, Old Pink Monthly, and Parsons Pink China. This semi-double hybrid of R. chinensis has been grown for over two hundred years. One of the most common of old roses, it is also one of the most valuable, for it has passed on its incredible blooming prowess to countless cultivars during the history of hybridization in the West. Old Blush has medium, semi-double, lilac pink flowers in loose clusters. They flush darker pink in the sun and are followed by large orange hips. It blooms so steadily that it is not a very good cut flower: the blossoms drop quickly to make room for their successors. The bush is full and upright in habit, growing slowly to over 5 feet, with neat, healthy foliage. Perfume is soft, but fruity. Old Blush should be treated simply as a flowering shrub and not fussed over.

Habitat:

Habitat yard in unamended soil and a somewhat shaded situation. It doesn't seem to care.

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joanbstanley
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joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 6, 2012
Submitted on Oct 9, 2012

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