Rose (Rosa 'Old Blush') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Old Blush'
'Parsons' Pink China'
'Fen Hong Yue Yue Hong'
'Pallida'
'Ordinaire'
'Old Pink Daily'
'Last Rose of Summer'
'Common Monthly'
'Common China'
'Chang Wei'
'Blush China'
'Bishop Pompallier's Rose'
'Bengale Cramoisi'
'Rosier des Indes Commun'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Extra Bloom Info: Semi-double to double, in clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: China
Extra Color Info: Silver-pink
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-6 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Misc: Shade tolerant
Hybridizer & year: Unknown, before 1793
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 4-6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Unknown
Child plants: 3 child plants

Zone 9b.

The Most Loved and Beautiful of FlowersThe Most Loved and Beautiful of Flowers
February 9, 2013

Some know it as the Queen of Flowers; others call it by its family name, Rosaceae. But most of us know it, quite simply, as the rose. Whether grown in gardens, depicted in drawings, or praised in poetry, it is one of the most loved and beautiful of all flowers. This article briefly describes its history, explains its basic classifications, and provides descriptions and photographs of some of the most interesting and diverse specimens of the rose, the most beautiful of the flowering plants.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 5:44 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"...the myriad of names of this semi-double hybrid of R. chinensis attest to the friendly familiarity with which it 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 and pleasant. Whether used in a hedge (which can be spectacular), as a specimen, or in a border, Old Blush should be treated simply as a flowering shrub and not fussed over."

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