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'Great Maiden's Blush' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 90-854
most recent 12 FEB 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 FEB 16 by Benaminh
This is not a rare variety, but why is it nearly impossible to find SMALL Maiden's Blush in the USA? Seems our nurseries only sell Great MB, not small. The 2015 Combined Rose List only gives two Canadian sources for SBM, which are dead ends. There's also Internet chatter that Schultheis nursery in Germany is mistakenly selling Duchesse de Montebello as SMB -- they wouldn't be the first. There has to be someone in the continental United States that is growing the real Small Maiden's Blush. Please contact me via private message on here if you would be willing to spare cuttings from an unvirused plant. Thank you!
Discussion id : 87-450
most recent 22 AUG 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 AUG 15 by Patricia Routley
Mr. Bunyard addressed a Royal Horticultural Society gathering on July 5 (recorded in their Vol 63, 1938) and said “….of the pink varieties our ‘Maiden’s Blush’ (Fig 107) is best known and there is also the large ‘Maiden’s Blush’ which I think I have now recovered.

Does anybody have any ideas about what rose Edward Bunyard "recovered" in the 1938 reference?
I am wondering if it could have been "Best Garden Rose" which he may have thought was 'Great Maiden's Blush'.
Discussion id : 81-750
most recent 19 NOV 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 NOV 14 by Hardy
This rose poses a real dilemma for rose historians. It's usually been considered to have a centifolia parent, although damask has also been proposed. It seems to date back to the 1400s, if not earlier. HMF dates Summer Damask from before 1560, and Autumn Damask from before 1632. Rosa centifolia is dated from before 1450, but is itself said to contain damascena in its background, and to be associated with Holland and Provence.

So if Damasks didn't arrive in Europe until the 1500s, what's up with the presence of Damask hybrids at least a century before that? If one regards Maiden's Blush as a Middle Eastern creation from alba x damascena, maybe it could have been imported long before its Damask parent, unlikely though that seems. Centifolias could then be the French and Dutch offspring of Maiden's Blush, and our timelines work.

If that guess is incorrect, either Damasks were in Europe earlier than we know, or R. centifolia would have to be of non-European origin.

Whichever theory one favors, it's confounding to have a child that's officially older than one of its parents!
Discussion id : 63-616
most recent 16 APR 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 APR 12 by JessicaB
How long is the bloom time?
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