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'Maiden's Blush' rose Description
'Maiden's Blush' rose photo
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
339 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Alba.
Registration name: Maiden's Blush
Exhibition name: Great Maiden's Blush
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1400).
Class:
Alba.  
Bloom:
White, blush shading.  Strong fragrance.  up to 50 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, rosette bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Arching, bushy, thornless (or almost), upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 4' 11" to 8' 2" (150 to 250 cm).  Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 9b.  Vigorous.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Notes:
Rosa alba var. incarnata (Mill.) Weston Bot. univ. 1: 247. 1770


Parentage is uncertain, see References for more information.
References to both Small Maiden's Blush and Great Maiden's Blush are given here. please see specific Reference for more information.


'Beauté Tendre' differs from 'Cuisse de Nymphe' by its foliage, which is more glaucous and rounded, and its ovary, which is shorter. - see References.

The Swedish Rose Society recommends Maiden's Blush for northern Sweden.
"Tertti" or "Tertin Kartano" (KESKAS-833) is a found rose from Finland which has been identified as 'Small Maiden's Blush' (2005).

 
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