Rose - Old Blush
Old Blush - pink bush - Also known as Common Monthly, Common Blush China, Old Pink Daily, Old Pink Monthly, and Parsons Pink China. Semi-double hybrid of R. chinensis. It has medium, semi-double, lilac pink flowers in loose clusters that flush darker pink in the sun and are followed by large orange hips. The blossoms drop quickly to make room for their successors so it is not a very good cut flower. The bush is full and upright in habit, growing slowly to over 5 feet, with neat, healthy foliage. Fragrance is soft, but fruity and pleasant. Whether used as a spectacular hedge, a specimen, or in a border, Old Blush should be treated simply as a flowering shrub and not fussed over.