I wish we had a way that everyone could smell the perfume of this rose at the same time as enjoy the picture of it. It is such a heady, gorgeous perfume.
The rose is a very old-fashioned shrub rose, not one of the new modern roses grafted onto a short stem. This one sends out long canes which flower on the end and send out new shoots at many junctions along the stem. The result is a very large shrub massed with flowers. The thorns on this one aren't too bad, but it is a rose so there are some.
I haven't imprisoned this one behind wire as nothing seems to have found it tasty so far. Fingers well and truly crossed.