This is one of my favorite teas. Bloom is almost continuous on a vigorous plant to about 6x6' or larger. It is wonderfully healthy and should do well in a no-spray garden. The large blooms are a blend of light and darker pinks and have a tea fragrance. They often start out high centered, and open to a more old fashioned look. The colors and shape of the blooms are very variable. This rose is sometimes called " the cemetery rose" because it is adept at surviving with little care. Bred by Lacharme in France in 1878, hardy from zone 6.