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'Morden Blush' rose Description
'Morden Blush' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaplant
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
49 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Shrub.
Registration name: Morden Blush
Origin:
Bred by Henry H. Marshall (Canada, 1976).
Class:
Shrub.  Parkland Series Collection.  
Bloom:
Light pink, ages to cream .  Mild fragrance.  52 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, compact, rounded, sends out runners.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 4' (75 to 120 cm).  Width of 20" (50 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3a and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden, landscape or shrub.  Very hardy.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 8,054  on  1 Dec 1992   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: US1991000680691  on  1 Apr 1991
Parentage given: (Prairie Princess x Morden Amorette) x [((R. arkansana x Assiniboine) x White Bouquet) x Prairie Princess]
Notes:
Morden Blush's seedling number (76J3E004) indicates that the cross was made in 1976.

Modern Roses 10 incorrectly classified this rose as an Alba. The June 1998 issue of the American Rose, p. 20, says the correct classification for this rose is Shrub.

In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data were taken on well-established roses.