Chinese Old Blush Rose – the first East Asian rose cultivar to reach Europe

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Chinese Old Blush Rose

Chinese Old Blush Rose

Rosa ‘Old Blush’, also known as ‘Parsons’ Pink China’, ‘Old Blush China’, ‘Old China Monthly’ etc., is a China rose derived from Rosa chinesis, and is generally accepted as the first East Asian rose cultivar to reach Europe. It is recorded in Denmark in 1752 and England in 1793, but was probably cultivated in China for several centuries

‘Old Blush’ has light silvery pink semi-double flowers of medium size, that darken as they age. They have a light to strong tea fragrance, a cupped to flat bloom form, and an average diameter of 7 centimeters (2.8 in).The red buds appear in clusters almost continuously from early June to the first frost – in warmer regions even throughout the year, and can develop to small, red rose hips.

The shrub has an arching from, few prickles and mid-green leaves that have a crimson color when young. It grows 100 to 150 centimeters (3.3 to 4.9 ft) tall and about 90 to 120 centimeters (3.0 to 3.9 ft) wide, tolerates half shade, poor soils, and is winter hardy down to -18 °C (USDA zone 6 to 7). The cultivar can be trained as a small climber, reaching up to 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) height.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_%27Old_Blush%27

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8 thoughts on “Chinese Old Blush Rose – the first East Asian rose cultivar to reach Europe

    purpleraysblog said:
    October 11, 2016 at 22:09

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    September 28, 2016 at 21:14

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    hitandrun1964 said:
    November 11, 2014 at 01:59

    So beautiful. Lovely photo.

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    John Robinson said:
    October 30, 2014 at 17:02

    You read my mind! I JUST suggested that you credit the sources for your descriptions, but you have already started doing that! Well done!

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    Raewyn's Photos said:
    October 30, 2014 at 00:28

    Beautiful. 😀

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