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'Blush Gallica' rose References
Book  (1987)  Page(s) 24.  
 
Sometimes referred to as 'Blush Damask' which appears to be the correct name... arching.
Book  (1984)  Page(s) 63-64.  
 
Rosiers de Damas avec appelations de "fantasie"....‘Blush Damask’ Parfois appelé ‘Blush Gallica’. Peut-être le résultat du croisement d’un rosier de Damas avec un rosier pimprenelle. Hauteur et diamètre 1,80 m - Fleurs: diam. 6 cm. L'arbuste est large, le port retombant, les ramifications courtes, le feuillage foncé. Les fleurs éclosent en abondance, souvent inclinées, très doubles, souvent "à quartiers", d'abord entièrement rose lilacé pâle, puis, à la fin de l'épanouissement, alors que les pétales se réfléchissent, blanc lilacé sur les bords.
Book  (1967)  Page(s) 24.  
 
Recently we obtained, in New Zealand, a rose that is sometimes referred to as Blush Gallica and sometimes as Blush Damask. The latter appears to be the correct name and the one commonly used in England, where this rose is very popular in old-rose gardens. ....it could do with more shelter from cold winds, as its nodding, very double, lilac-pink flowers, deeper in tone in the centre, are often damaged in stormy weather. Because of its flexible growth it looks well growing on a raised position, as the flowers appear all along the arching stems weighing them down gracefully. Though the Blush Damsk is a hardy rose, we did notice that the blooms were very lovely in a sheltered part of the famous English garden, Hidcote; so we are now going to plant another bush in a warm, sheltered corner, and compare its performance in this favourable position in our New Zealand conditions.
Website/Catalog  (Nov 1959)  Page(s) 33.  
 
'Blush Damask' (often called 'Blush Gallica'). Hillings puts it under Damasks. A densely twiggy bush smothered in June with nodding pale lilac-pink double blooms, dark lilac-pink in the centre nd bud. Recommended for dry soils. 5-6 ft.
Book  (1940)  Page(s) 23.  
 
Blush Damask Damask... center rose-color gradually shading to pale blush on outside petals. Will thrive in arid soil.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 146-7.  Includes photo(s).
 
Old Roses not classified....Blush Gallica Small, double, pale roses, darker centre. Leaves pale green, soft, not downy, petiole downy and glandular, stipules long and narrow, edged small glands. Wood green, a few long curved thorns and small straight ones.
This has so long been known under the above name that I retain it, though it has much more Damask character. It was a great favourite of Miss Jekyll's and, as she said, it will thrive on the driest of soils under trees, and even has been seen growing out of a wall.

Plate 30 (opposite p132)
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 87.  
 
Blush (damask) in England before 1759; pale pink, semi-double
Book  (1812)  Page(s) Vol. II, p. 396.  
 
There are several varieties: as the Red Damask Rose, the Blush Damask Rose, which differ only in the shade of colour.
Book  (1811)  Page(s) 263.  
 
damascena. Blush Damask Rose. Miss Lawr. ros. t. 52.
Book  (1808)  Page(s) 25.  
 
Damascena, var. blush-damask.
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