'Cherub' rose Description
Photo courtesy of William Grant
Pink blend Hybrid Multiflora.
Registration name: Cherub
Exhibition name: Cherub
Salmon-pink. None to mild fragrance. Small, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Tall, climbing. Glossy, medium green, wrinkled (rugose) foliage.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for garden, hedge or pillar. Vigorous. produces decorative hips.
There is doubt that the rose in commerce today is the original 'Cherub'. The references are of interest and show the old Cherub begins to get lost after 1950 and changes out of its salmon pink wichuraiana frock, and into its pink, or pink-and-white multiflora dress. Some clones, if not all, appear to be 'Apple Blossom'.
Information received from Sandie Maclean reveals that proceeds from the sale of this rose were given to the Renown Kindergarten.