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'Blush Belgique' rose Description
'Blush Belgick' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
55 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink Alba.
Registration name: Blush Belgique
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1665).
Class:
Damask.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, suckers on its own roots.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 35" to 47" (90 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 9b.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Prune after flowering is finished.  Remove spent blooms only.  
Parentage:
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Notes:
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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