OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlso known as ‘Cuisse de Nymphe Emue’, this old alba rose has pale pink petals that fade to white on the edges. The cupped flowers are borne singly or in clusters of five or less, open flat and are followed by long orange hips. The tall, slender plants have blue-green leaves and are almost thornless. Generally disease resistant, Great Maiden’s Blush is susceptible to rust.

Type: Alba

Origin: Britain, c 1550

Parentage: Uncertain

Flower Size: 2.4-3.25” diameter

Petal Count: Up to 50

Scent: Strong and sweet

Flowering: Once

Plant Size: 5.7-11’

Hardiness: Zone 5

ARS: 8.9

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By Karen