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'Old Blush China' Rosa 'Old Blush'

Phonetic Spelling
RO-zuh
Description

'Old Blush' is a rose that has been cultivated in China for centuries and was introduced to Europe in 1752. It has an arching form that grows to 5 feet tall and can be trained as a short climber. The pink semi-double blooms occur freely the season long. It is a tough shrub, easy to grow, disease-resistant and nearly thorn-free.

This rose tolerates poor soils and part shade but benefits from moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Use on a trellis as a specimen or for screening.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#shade tolerant#thornless#cpp
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#shade tolerant#thornless#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rosa
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Rose
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Appendage:
    Prickles
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Small red rose hips
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Description:
    2-3 inch silvery-pink flowers dark as they age and bloom in clusters of 5. They are semi-double and freely bloom summer to fall.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    almost thornfree
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Poor Soil