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'Blush Belgique' rose Description
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Light pink Alba.
Registration name: Blush Belgique
Bred by Unknown (before 1665).
Light pink.  Mild to strong fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Prolific, once-blooming spring or summer.  Glandular sepals, leafy sepals buds.  
Armed with thorns / prickles, suckers on its own roots.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 35" to 47" (90 to 120 cm).  
USDA zone 3b through 9b.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Prune after flowering is finished.  Remove spent blooms only.  
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Rosa belgica Mill. Gard. dict. ed. 8, Rosa no.17: 1768.
Rosa belgica Mill. is today seen as a synonym of Rosa x damascena Mill. However, the descriptions of Miller are quite different re habit, number of leaflets, fragrance, sepals, bloom form. It is possible Belgica was actually a hybrid damask. Modern Roses says it was a alba-canina hybrid.
The term 'White Provins' / 'White Province' / 'White Provence' seems to have been attached to various roses over time.
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