'Blush Noisette'

(Pronounced: BL-uh-sh Noy-SA-ay)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Blush Noisette' , 'Flesh-Colored Noisette' , 'Noisette Carneé'

 

'Blush Noisette'

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'Blush Noisette' is a beautiful and very fragrant seedling of 'Champney's Pink Cluster', the original rose of the Noisette class

 

'Blush Noisette'

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The buds of 'Blush Noisette' are small and almost globular, but with pointed tips. The color of the buds is a rich medium pink.

 

'Blush Noisette'

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The flowers of 'Blush Noisette' occur in tremendous clusters. They are moderately fragrant.

 
 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

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.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

N

 
SEED
PARENT:

Seedling of 'Champney's Pink Cluster'  

POLLEN
PARENT:

 

BREEDER:

Champneys  

INTRODUCED:

'Blush Noisette' was introduced by Louis Noisette (France) in 1817.  

DATE:

1817 [ USA ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

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'.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is is medium green, matte, and deeply veined. It has relatively few thorns.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. 'Blush Noisette' starts blooming in early April in the Texas Hill Country, and repeats more of less continuously until frost.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
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.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

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.  

FRAGRANCE:

mf - Moderately fragrant. 'Blush Noisette' has a strong clove fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None Observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'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.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Blush Noisette' is easily propagated by cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Availability is limited

'Blush Noisette' makes a nice low hedge and is good for mass plantings.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 57.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 54.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 22.

Barnard, Loretta, ed.. 500 Popular Roses for American Gardens. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.. 1997, p. 52.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, pp. 16-17, 373.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 97, 117.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, pp. 140-141.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 216, 238.