- Les Sjulin
(1981) Pink blend grandiflora. The large urn-shaped buds of coral pink (RHSCC 38D) on the petal face and geranium lake (RHSCC 47D) on the reverse open slowly to double (25-30 petals), open to imbricated, 4.5-5 inch blooms in which the colors remain relatively stable until the petals drop. The blooms have a moderately intense old-rose fragrance and are borne in clusters of 1-8. The abundant, leathery foliage is medium dark olive green has good field tolerance to Powdery Mildew and Blackspot. The thorns are greenish-brown and awl-like. The bushy, erect, 3-3.5 ft plants are in continuous bloom from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.