Posted: 02 December 2011
Overall: A beautiful, old variety rose. Introduced to Europe c. 1820, this rose is ideal for growing over any trellis, pergola, or doorway. I have mine in a pot, growing up an obelisk.
It¿s thornless which makes it great to handle. However a downside to this variety is that it has little/no scent, and flowering, although profuse once established (after 6-7 years), is short lived. But what a show when it gets going!
Good place to see this in situ - Polesden Lacey House, Surrey (NT).