(Pronounced: BL-uh-sh Noy-SA-ay)
'Blush Noisette' , 'Flesh-Colored Noisette' , 'Noisette Carneé'
'Blush Noisette' is a beautiful and very fragrant seedling of 'Champney's Pink Cluster', the original rose of the Noisette class
The buds of 'Blush Noisette' are small and almost globular, but with pointed tips. The color of the buds is a rich medium pink.
The flowers of 'Blush Noisette' occur in tremendous clusters. They are moderately fragrant.
This is the first rose to bear the Noisette name. It is a seedling of 'Champneys’ Pink Cluster'. Its blooms are small, highly fragrant, and occur in clusters. The color is a faint pinkish-white, and it may bloom well into winter.
'Blush Noisette' does well as a free-standing specimen or as a pillar rose.
Seedling of 'Champney's Pink Cluster'
'Blush Noisette' was introduced by Louis Noisette (France) in 1817.
1817 [ USA ]
|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 4 ' to 7 ' Width: 3 ' to 4 '
'Blush Noisette' forms a dense bush from 4' to 5' high and 3' to 4' wide. If planted against a wall, it has been known to reach heights of 12'.
The foliage is is medium green, matte, and deeply veined. It has relatively few thorns.
C - Continuous. 'Blush Noisette' starts blooming in early April in the Texas Hill Country, and repeats more of less continuously until frost.
| Flower Size: .00" to .00" Cluster Size: 7 to 10 Petal Count: 24 to 24 |
'Blush Noisette' flowers are semi-double (24 petals), cupped, and small (1-1/2" to 2"). They occur in dense clusters on rather short stems, creating a very pleasing massed effect.
w - White. 'Blush Noisette' blooms actually open light lilac pink from medium pink buds, but they fade to white so quickly that the overall color of the plant is designated as white.
|COLOR VARIATION:|| |
The flowers quickly fade from light pink to white.
mf - Moderately fragrant. 'Blush Noisette' has a strong clove fragrance.
Zones 6 - 9
'Blush Noisette' is a very tough rose and a great 'survivor'. It is often found growing in very old gardens where it may have thrived for a century or more.
'Blush Noisette' is tolerant of poorer soils and some shade. It is more disease resistant than its parent. 'Blush Noisette' tends to chlorosis in highly alkaline soils.
'Blush Noisette' is easily propagated by cuttings.
'Blush Noisette' makes a nice low hedge and is good for mass plantings.
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