Type: Noisette (Blush Nwa-zett)
History: 1817 by Philip Noisette
Mature size: Pruning hard keeps it at 6'. Otherwise a short climber to 10'
Bloom: 2.5" in large clusters
Blooming: Rarely out of flower
Scent: 9+ intense fragrance
Pruning: Can take hard pruning
A french nurseryman in Charleston, South Carolina created blush Noisette as a seedling from Champney's Pink Cluster, a rose that grew in the garden of a wealthy local rice grower, John Champney. This plant is the original Noisette rose and the best of this class, the first gorup introduced from breeders in North America.
It makes a loose bush up to 6' and 3' wide with foliage of deep green on a healthy, full shrub. It's compact nature and deep green foliage is a wonderful backdrop for the crimson teadrop buds and opened nosegays of fleshy pink, fully double flowers. Unlike it's parent, (CPC) Blush has even more petals numbering up to 35! It is equally at home in a large pot as it is trained as a short climber in a confined space. Heat tolerant and disease resistant, deadheading for highest flower production makes this rose one of my favorite for all around flexibility and beauty in the garden.