Monday, July 26, 2010

Bloom of the Day

Old Blush
This classic China rose goes by many names, "Old Pink Daily", "Parson's Pink China" to name a few. It is one of the original china roses brought to Europe from Canton by the explorer Peter Osbeck in 1751, but is said to be much older. She was introduced into commerce from the garden of Mr. Parsons of Rickmansworth near London in 1793, and from him derived its common English name.