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White, near white or white blend Alba.
Registration name: Maiden's Blush
Exhibition name: Great Maiden's Blush
Bred by Unknown (before 1400).
Introduced in Australia by Camden Park in 1843 as 'Maiden's Blush'.
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.  
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).
USDA zone 3b through 9b.  Vigorous.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Prune after flowering is finished.  
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.

Bosse (1842) states 'Grande Cuisse de Nymphe' = 'Small Maiden's Blush' = 'Cluster Maiden's Blush'
'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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