The Vintage Rosery
Needville, Texas

Unless otherwise noted, all photographs were taken of the roses in our gardens located in Needville, Texas (zone 8b.)

Old Blush
This rose is known by many other names: Common Monthly, Parson's Pink China, and Old Pink Monthly…the list goes on. It is one of the most common roses, and one of the most valuable since it is considered one of the original parents of modern roses. The buds open to a lilac-pink and the plant is in bloom 11 months out of the year, in our climate. `Old Blush' can get 6' tall, but you can easily prune it back to keep it in bounds. It makes a wonderful hedge and is the perfect rose for a beginner, since it needs no constant care.

April 2003

aka: Bishop Pompallier's Rose
Chang Wei
Common Blush China
Common China
Common Monthly
Fen Hong Yeu Yue Hong
Last Rose of Summer
Monthly Rose
Old Blush China
Old Pink Daily
Old Pink Monthly
Pale China Rose
Parsons' Pink China
Pink Monthly Red
R. indica vulgaris
Rose Semi-Double
Rosier à Feuilles Variables
Rosier des Indes commun
The Last Rose of Summer

Originally bred in China. Discovered in England in 1793 by Parsons.