Introduced in 1858, Discovered by Pavitt
Large sumptuous cupped blooms are basically ivory with various tones of pink, pale yellow or beige, depending on the weather. Very fragrant. Expect it to spend several years building up its climbing structure before you see a lot of bloom. This is a very large climber. Some say it may eventually reach 40′. Reliably hardy to 10 degrees (Zone 8). We grow it here in our Zone 8a/7b, knowing that it could be snatched away from us in the rare winter that hits that mark long enough to wreak havoc on the tender teas. A bit of courage and largesse of spirit helps when you’re pushing zones. In addition one needs to think which micro climates are more protected before placing it in the garden.