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Deciduous, flowering shrub
Description: Double, silvery-pink flowers with a deeper flush; repeat blooms from late spring through fall
Habit: Grows 3-6 feet high and 3-4 feet wide
Culture: Prefers full sun and rich, well-drained garden loam; fertilize yearly
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 6
‘Old Blush,’ a centuries-old cultivar from China, was first introduced to America in 1752, and re-introduced in 1793. It was one of the first of the re-blooming roses in America, and was consequently very popular in the early nineteenth century. Considered one of the most garden-worthy of the old Chinas, this important cultivar provided part of the parentage for rose hybrids to come, including the Noisette class. ‘Old Blush,’ known also as ‘Parson’s Pink China’ and Monthly Rose, is a very satisfactory, low-maintenance rose with handsome foliage and nearly thornless, arching stems.