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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    6 6 7 7b 8 8b 9 9b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 6 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b

    Old Blush is lightly fragrant with semi-double pink flowers. It blooms throughout the season and can bloom at Mount Vernon well into December.

    Latin Name

    Rosa chinensis 'Old Blush'



    Also Known As

    Parson's Pink China , Old China Monthly

    Type of Plant

    Roses Roses

    Bloom Season

    May - November


    Spring Spring
    Summer Summer
    Fall Fall


    Max height Max Height: 6'
    Max spread Max Spread: 6'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun
    Part Sun Part Sun


    Native Range

    Eastern Asia


    The Old Blush rose is one of the earliest China roses to make it into European cultivation and was recorded in Denmark in 1752.

    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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