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'Blush Gallica' rose References
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 124.  Includes photo(s).
 
‘Blush Damask’ /’Blush Gallica’ = Damas… grand buisson dense et ample… montre clairement une influence gallique…. rameaux grisâtres, clairsemés d’aiguillons courts… ample feuillage vert sombre… Vers la mi-juin… profusion de fleurs odorantes, très pleines, ébouriffées, d’environ 5cm de diamètre, d’un profond rose mauve pâlissant au blanc rosé sur les bords… Peu exigeant, il ne réclame que de l’espace pour prendre ses aises, mais tolère les sols secs et pauvres.

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'Blush Damask' / 'Blush Gallica' = Damascus ... large dense bush and large ... clearly shows an influence gallic .... branches grayish, sparse short prickles ... large dark green foliage ... In mid-June ... profusion of fragrant flowers, very full, ruffled, about 5cm in diameter, with a deep mauve-pink pale pink to white at the edges Few ... demanding, it requires that the space to take his ease, but tolerates poor dry soils
Book  (Mar 1999)  Page(s) 40.  
 
Description. It grows at l'Haÿ.
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 169.  Includes photo(s).
 
Blush Damask Damask. Description and cultivation... flowers: rich pink, paling to soft pink at the edges...
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 40.  
 
The Summer Damasks.
Blush Damask, Frequently labelled 'Blush Gallica', I have a suspicion it may be a hybrid with a Scot's Brier; it is certainly not a typical Damask. It forms a large, very twiggy bush, in time as much as 6 feet high and wide, bearing neat dark leaves, and is well covered in June with multitudes of nodding blooms. They are dark lilac-pink when half open, reflexing into a ball, lilac-white at the edges. A favourite of Gertrude Jekyll's; it grew well in her sandy soil, but has a rather short flowering season.
Bunyard, Plate 30.
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 87.  Includes photo(s).
 
Blush Damask Damask. 1759... one of the most commonly seen Old Garden Roses surviving in vanished gardens and old cemeteries in Australia and South Africa... Description... small clusters of blooms of rose-pink. Parentage unknown...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 57.  
 
Blush Damask Damask, center rose, shading to pale blush on outside petals, 1759...
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 52.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 56.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1987)  Page(s) 39.  
 
Flowers: double. Strong bushes. A good rose for all gardens. One of the best gallicas.
Book  (1987)  Page(s) 39.  
 
Grows into very strong bushes... is a good Rose for all gardens. It will put up with any treatment. [Jekyll] has it on the top of a dry wall where it tumbles over in the prettiest way and blooms even more freely than the bushes on the level.
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