The flowers start as rounded buds, held in small clusters. These gradually open to reveal quite large, rounded, deeply cupped flowers, with many petalled centres. The outer petals are pale pink, while the centre petals are a pleasing shade of deep, glowing pink. There is a delicious, soft and warm Old Rose fragrance with a hint of citrus. The leaves are red at the bud stage, soon turning glossy green. They typically have seven to nine leaflets. This is a beautiful rose of true Old Rose character with attractive, incurving petals, which brings to mind one of Redouté’s illustrations, ‘Rose du Bengale’. A tough, healthy variety with elegant, arching stems.
Allow a few seasons for this rose to reach full maturity, when it will form an attractive, rounded shrub rather like ‘Golden Celebration’. If pruned lightly, it will grow quite tall and be suitable for the back of a border. Pruned harder it will be of medium height, so could be placed closer to the front of the border.