This is the first variety that we envisage to become a new group that will fall between a formal Hybrid Tea and a shrub rose. The bush grows broad, spreading out to a diameter of about two metres. It is clothed with leathery, healthy leaves and carries its shapely full, pickable blooms nicely, upright. It has the advantage of not only shading its own roots, but giving them power to stretch wide and deep. The colour of the blooms is difficult to describe. A melange of silver and grey with a touch of ocker brown in the centre of the opening bloom. The flower shape ranges from a typical pointed Hybrid Tea bud to a full bloom with incurved centre petals. It is a rose that performs with ease wherever it is planted – as beds, in pots, on its own or amongst other bedding varieties.