• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous 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'

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  • 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

  • Details '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.

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

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

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in full sun with fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. For best flowering apply a balanced fertiliser and mulch in late winter or early spring. Tolerant of poor soil, shade, and suitable for hedging

Propagation Propagate by hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens City & Courtyard Gardens 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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