Photo courtesy of Harris, Peter G.
Deep pink. Strong, old rose fragrance. 25 to 40 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Once-blooming spring or summer.
Tall, arching. Large, semi-glossy, medium green, leathery foliage. 3 to 7 leaflets.
Height of 8' to 12' (245 to 365 cm). Width of 8' to 10' (245 to 305 cm).
USDA zone 3a and warmer. Prune dead wood. This rose blooms on old wood.
This is a very old-fashioned looking rose, with long arching canes that bloom in clusters of 3-7 at the axils. It blooms prolifically in mid-spring. It is hardy in the Edmonton, Alberta area, and so are its seedlings. Some of its self-pollinated seedlings repeat their bloom throughout the season. In wet weather it does get some blackspot but tolerates it well. It forms many decorative dark orange, vase-shaped hips. The buds may open only partially in rainy weather.