An outstandingly beautiful scented rose, and one of our favourite climbers.
This rose gets its climbing growth from 'Paul's Lemon Pillar' and some of its lovely soft salmon-apricot colour and red stamens from 'Mme Butterfly'.
The flowers have 10 petals which are very large for a single rose, up to 5in across.
The blooms come in small and large clusters.
The foliage is dark and glossy on a strong and upright plant.
The repeat flowering is fair in summer but more profuse in autumn.
It is a great rose for a pillar, a tripod or an arch, and is stunning growing against a brick wall and is popular in all climates.
If spent blooms are not removed, a good crop of large round hips is produced in autumn.
Can get a little black spot but can easily be kept under control if fed and watered well.
Awards: National Rose Society Gold Medal 1954.