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'Hume's Blush' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 121-475
most recent 10 MAY HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 MAY by newtie
I have no idea if this is the real Hume's Blush brought back from China by Lord Hume. The bloom on mine seems closer to the pictures posted here of the Laos form. In any case the Chinas do very well in South Mississippi, and this is one of the stars in my garden. I t has no faults. It is what a China is supposed to be. An
almiost constant bloomer with excellent clean foliage clothing the entire plant. A wonderful garden rose where it is adapted. It likes warm humid climates.

My "Humes Bkush " came from Pickering in 2011 before they closed. If anyone can confirm exactly what rose Pickering was selling as "Humes Blush" in 2011, I would be much obliged if you would let me know.
Discussion id : 114-579
most recent 21 JAN 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 24 DEC 18 by Mandy Luu
Does anyone know where I could buy this plan?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 20 JAN 19 by FlatWaterRose
You can buy this rose from Burlington Rose
Reply #2 of 2 posted 21 JAN 19 by Mandy Luu
Hello, thanks for replying. I want to get the Lao form. I have asked Burling a while back but I don't think it is this Lao version.
Discussion id : 89-066
most recent 6 NOV 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 NOV 15 by CybeRose
The Rose Annual (Royal National Rose Society) 38-53 (1975)
Tea-Scented Roses A Survey

Dr C. C. Hurst, writing in 1941, believed 'Hume's Blush' to be extinct. It had, in fact, been collected along with hundreds of other rose species and subspecies by the botanist, Dr Dieck of Zöschen, South Germany, in the latter part of the nineteenth century. It formed part of the complete collection exhibited at the World Botanical Congress in Paris in 1908 and was then planted in the Rosarium at Sangerhausen where it has remained ever since. Through the generosity of Herr Hans Vonholdt, the Curator, plant material has been made available to me. The plants display when in young growth the lovely purple-red wood and foliage so characteristic of their descendants while the somewhat sprawling habit is found among several of the early hybrids still in cultivation.
Discussion id : 50-207
most recent 30 NOV 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 NOV 10 by IanM
This rose is clearly one of the best contenders for the title of Hume's Blush to date, as it matches the habit, form and colour of the Redoute illustration very well. However I am not sure if it has the long erect sepals in bud. These should extend well beyond the unopened bud to be a perfect match for the Redoute rose.
It may not be exactly the same rose as Redoute's... probably isn't in fact... but it is certainly very close.
In any case, how many roses today do match precisely with their original illustrations?
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