This is one of the best blooming Chinas. It takes a rest in the hottest part of the summer but is otherwise almost always in bloom. It is a twiggy shrubby plant about 5x5' with very healthy glossy leaves. It could be grown well in a no-spray garden. The blooms vary in size with the amount of water they're getting but are usually medium sized. With lots of water they're large. They are a beautiful blend of coppery pink, salmon, with a touch of yellow. There is some fragrance. Bred by Guillot in 1902 in France, rated as hardy from zone 7.