Once flowering, prolifically, in clusters along long canes, with rare autumn rebloom, it is one of the most floriferous of the antiques. The blooms are medium pink with mauvy tints revealing golden stamens as they open. It makes a large shrub if left free standing, suitable for a large hedge. We agree with those who class it with the Hybrid Bourbons. AKA Celine, ‘Reine de l’Ile de Bourbon’, Queen of Bourbons
Introduced in 1834.