This is a tall shrub
rather than a climber or rambler, but it makes a good choice for
a low climber. sometimes called "Old Velvet" it is a
moss rose (has furry growth like moss on stems and buds) has
beautiful Crimson purple flowers in summer which are highly
scented, the stems can be reduced after flowering to keep it tidy.
Often suckers from the base, it is hardy and vigorous, not
suffering from the normal rose ailments.
Raised by Laffay of
France in 1855