Introduced by Pernet Pere in 1874, this relatively small Moss Rose has a charm of its own. The blooms are rather small and intensely fragrant ( it reminds me of raspberries, but that of course is quite subjective) and ruffled. The colour is a strong pink with a bluish hint that fades a bit with age.
Foliage is matte green and the stems are covered with tiny but ferrocious thorns.
Some breeders list it as repeating rose , but in my experience it never did. And so says David Austin too!
Soupert & Notting is a rather small, bushy plant.