It's most likely a rose with Fench origin. But nobody knows for sure.
The flowers repeat blooms regularly, at approximately six-weeks intervals, provided it's deadheaded after each flowering flush.
These roses provides us with rose essential oil, which is used for rose perfume. Rose perfume
comes mostly from bulgarian rose petals.
The fully double blooms are about 2 inches across and have an exquisite rose scent. When fully opened they are cushion shaped and flowers freely from mid-summer through autumn.
The color is a lovely rich fuchsia-pink with hints of purple-lilac hues, sometimes paler in the hot sun.
A little afternoon shade holds the color better.
It is a compact, dense shrub rose, rarely reaching more than three feet in height, with dark green wood; it grows up to 3 feet (1m) high. The foilage is profuse, with grayish green leaves that are very disease resistant.
This is an outstanding Old Garden Rose that is quite easy to grow. It will fit into any mixed flower bed or make a good container plant, or a charming focal point for a fragrant herb garden.
I particularly like blue and
white companion plants for this rose, because blue and white flowers will enhance the purple-lilac color
of this rose.