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'Kut'h Gulab' rose References
Article (website)  (21 Jan 2000)  Page(s) 1.  
The Occident's first China... It had arrived in France, via England, by 1798... [Dickerson explains the difficulty in pinning down names and dates for the older roses and explains:] Rosarians call 'Parsons' Pink China' the "first China," even while assigning an earlier date for the "second China" 'Slater's Crimson China'...
Book  (Nov 1998)  Page(s) 37-39.  Includes photo(s).
Old Blush
... thought to be the prettiest [of the four China stud roses]... Plants of 'Old Blush' are vigorous and produce clusters of dainty, informal pink blossoms that deepen in color as they age...
Book  (May 1998)  Page(s) 32, 33.  Includes photo(s).
Page 32: Rosa indica vulgaris ('Common China Rose', 'Rosier des Indes commun') Description... Flowers semidouble, soft pink, faintly scented at the moment of opening... Popular all over Europe, from palaces to cottage gardens -- the most widespread shrub of the genus. The 'Common China' was introduced by the English from India and flowered for the first time in Parson's garden at Rickmansworth, Herts., around 1793. It is known in London nurseries as the 'Pale China Rose'...
Magazine  (1998)  Page(s) 116. Vol 92, part 4.  Includes photo(s).
Dr. Tam Koolin. Three Wild Roses and Old Blushes in Coastal Fujian, South East China.
....The surprise came in winter when a much-hacked bush (in the gueshouse garden that the University kindly let me tend, in which were several pink and red varieties which I had collected from the local residents) produced familiar rather frilly petals and pink shadings. Indeed it was a lovelier form of the authenticated 'Old Blush' that I had grown earlier in south London.....

Photo - the Huada Old Blush (South China).
Book  (Feb 1997)  Page(s) 8.  
[This entry was taken from one of Will Tillotson's Roses' catalogues:] Old Blush China. (1796) 4-5 feet, spreading. Not only "The Last Rose of Summer' as immortalized by the poet Moore, but also the first and in between, for this China rose literally never stops. A semi-double "fluttering assemblage of pink petals" giving an impression of airiness and gaiety...
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 24.  Includes photo(s).
('Old Blush', 'Common Monthly') One of the "parent" China roses that contributed its everblooming character to modern roses.
Book  (Oct 1996)  Page(s) 5.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1996)  Page(s) 21.  Includes photo(s).
Old Blush ('Common Blush China', 'Monthly Rose', 'Parson's Pink') China bush... the sensation of the later eighteenth century because of its ability to flower from summer until forced into dormancy by late season frosts... shiny, pointed leaves (a novelty in the Europe of the 1750s)... This Chinese garden rose is said to have come to Europe in 1752.
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 8, 47.  
Page 8: Jessie Mould has made a very intensive study of old roses in the Banks Peninsula area [of New Zealand], and also especially in the area settled by French colonists at Akaroa. So widely were roses circulated through his See by the Roman Catholic bishop that 'Old Blush', the little pink rose, gained the local name 'Bishop Pompallier's Rose'. Likewise the good bishop distributed 'Madame Plantier' as he toured the district conducting weddings and christenings, so that it became known as 'The Bride's Rose'.
Page 47: Old Blush or 'Monthly Rose'... will be found [in Australia] as wilding in many areas, especially near old mining settlements. True to its name this rose blooms all year through in all but the coldest areas and has been long known and loved for its fragrance...
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