Though this is a graceful plant it is tough as nails. It is a reliable bloomer throughout the season, and can even grow and bloom well in considerable shade. I have one under a tree where it blooms well. It is a shrubby plant about 5' tall and 6 or 7' wide. The blooms occur in large clusters. Blackspot susceptibility is average. It produces many small orange hips in fall. Bred by Bentall in England in 1937, rated as hardy from zone 4.