|Alternate Name(s)||The Velvet Rose|
|Country of Origin||England|
|Specific Color||Deep crimson|
|Hardiness Zone(s)||4 (-30° to -20°), 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°)|
|Specifc ARS Score||8.5|
|Approximate Size||4' x 3'|
|Collections||Fragrance, Shade, Thornless|
Large semi-double 5" blooms (petals 24+) whose color is a lovely deep crimson purple. The petals have a velvet texture and are accented rich golden yellow stamens produced on a once blooming nearly thorn-less plant. Superbly fragrant. Densely foliaged. It is at its best in the spring. Its blooms look unreal, like they are made of the finest porcelain.