Morden Blush (Rosa 'Morden Blush')-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Morden Blush
Rosa 'Morden Blush'

Compact shrub rose with glossy green foliage. Pink flowers, double ruffled (petal count 17-25) held in large clusters. Slight fragrance. Very heavy bloomer through summer and fall. In fall, orange-red fruit adds to interest.  
Full sun, well-drained soil. Prune by the renewal method removing about one-third of the older canes to soil line in the spring as needed to keep the shrub open and new canes in production. Prune the stem back to a branch angle (a process called heading back) as needed to reduce width and height. 
Mature Height
2-3 Feet (Width 2 feet - 3 feet)
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 9 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
May - September
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Occasional black spot.  Watch for Japanese beetle, aphids, cane borer, and rose midge.
Additional Notes
Extremely winter hardy. Member of the Parkland rose series.


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