This interesting spring blooming Hybrid China has many fat, round buds. The buds are especially beautiful with blackish tones before they open. As they open the blooms retain some of the dark colors but they become progressively lighter. They are a rosy pink and have a strong fragrance. The stems have fine prickles, not big thorns. The plant has good vigor and health and can make a thicket as it spreads from the roots. It is very hardy and tough.