This rose is the modern parent David Austin used in developing his first hybrid, Constance Spry. Apparently, it was regarded, at the time of its introduction, as a great improvement over the early Poulsen Floribundas because its flowers hold up so well. The plant is also resistant to blackspot and mildew. Coral buds open to a nearly single pale pink bloom with carmine reverse and a yellow blush at the center of golden stamens. Flowers occur in clusters of 5-15 and glow up from the glossy leaves. There is a lovely late flowering in autumn.
Introduced in 1940.