• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Rosa 'Maiden's Blush' (A)

Rose 'Maiden's Blush'

Rose 'Maiden's Blush'

© � RHS 1983

  • Other common names Rose 'Maiden's Blush'

  • Synonyms Rosaalba 'Maidens Blush'

  • Genus Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered, 5-petalled flowers followed by showy red or purple fruits

  • Family Rosaceae / Rosaceae

  • Species 'Maiden's Blush' is a vigorous shrub rose of upright growth, with greyish-green foliage and fragrant, double, pale pinkish-cream flowers 7cm across in midsummer

  • Horticultural Group Alba roses are very hardy large shrubs with sparsely prickly stems, greyish-green leaves and clusters of fragrant, double or semi-double flowers in midsummer.


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Will grow in wide range of situations. Very hardy, suitable for hedging or as a specimen

Propagation Propagate by hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 22 (roses)

Pests Aphids, leafhoppers, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Rabbits and deer can cause damage

Diseases May be subject to black spot, rose rust, powdery mildews and a downy mildew

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