|Considered one of the most refined of the hardy shrub roses. This compact gem produces clusters of exquisite intensely fragrant tea-like flowers that fade from the softest pink to a hint of ivory amid glossy green foliage.|
|Morden Blush Flower|
|Botanical (latin) name:||Rosa 'Morden Blush'|
|Height 3ft (1m)||Spread 3ft (1m)|
|summer leaf colour - glossy dark green||Fall leaf colour - yellow|
|fruit - 1cm (1/2inch) orange/red||Bark - Grey rough with thorns|
|Blossom colour - light pink||Fragrance - exquisit perfume|
|Habit - Low spreading||Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils|
|Why would you want this shrub?||low hedge, feature plant, fragrance, summer and winter colour|
The Morden Blush Rose features showy lightly-scented white flowers with shell pink overtones at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the summer turning yellow in the fall. The fruits are tomato-orange hips provide colour right through the winter until they are eaten by the birds and squirrels.
Morden Blush Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a moderate maintenance rose that will require regular care and upkeep. Removing the spent roses (dead-heading) before they form rose hips will ensure continued reblooming throughout the summer. Shaping the bush is best accomplished in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed.
The Morden Blush Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This rose should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. Placing the Morden Blush Rose in front of a dark back row such as Preston Lilac, Diablo Nine Bark or Schubert Cherry will provide the contrast to bring out the Morden Blush's flowers, fall colour an rose hips.
|Price last updated on Dec 06, 2017||Listing of Roses|