'Rosa alba var. incarnata' rose References
Book (Mar 1998) Page(s) 16-17. Includes photo(s).
Description... 'Maiden's Blush' has been in cultivation since at least 1550...
Article (magazine) (1997) Page(s) 4436.
Maiden's Blush..230 x 290 cm...230 flowers/plant, 8.3 cm dia., 53 petals
Article (magazine) (1997) Page(s) 4437.
Percent Composition of Rose Extracts (FID Trace)
2 [Maiden's Blush]
geranyl acetate 2.32
trans, trans-farnesol 0.09
benzyl benzoate 0.78
benzyl alcohol 14.56
nonanal + cis-rose oxide 0.07
Book (1997) Page(s) 10, 187. Includes photo(s).
Maiden's Blush, Great ('Cuisse de Nymphe', 'Incarnata', 'La Virginale', 'La Séduisant') Alba. Europe, 15th century or earlier. Description and cultivation... flowers: blush-pink..
Book (1997) Page(s) 39.
Maiden's Blush can be grown in dappled shade
Book (Oct 1996) Page(s) 7. Includes photo(s).
Book (Sep 1996) Page(s) 106. Includes photo(s).
When first introduced to England two hundred years ago -- though it is actually much older -- it was known as 'Cuisse de Nymphe': nymph's thigh. May ball in wet weather. There are said to be two clones -- 'Great Maiden's Blush' and 'Small Maiden's Blush' -- with little difference between them, except that perhaps in the latter case the flowers are fractionally smaller and the growth slightly shorter; but Beales says he has never seen this difference and prefers the simple name Maiden's Blush...
Book (1995) Page(s) 70-71. Includes photo(s).
Great Maiden's Blush is one of Gibson's fifty favorite roses. Prior to the 15th century. Redouté called it Rosa alba regalis. It is one of the best of the larger shrubs...
Book (1995) Page(s) 11. Includes photo(s).
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 52.
Flowers slightly smaller than the greater variety … grows to only 4 feet.