A very ancient rose originating from Bengal. It was introduced together with its ‘sister’, Rosa Bengalensis, for its repeated flowering, albeit to the detriment of the beauty and fragrance of the flower.
It is a relatively delicate shrub in Western European climates, but adapts well to cultivation in pots and has a small crimson red flower during the growing season, which lasts from March to December.
Origin: discovered in China by Gilbert Slater (United Kingdom).
Other names: Semperflorens, Old Crimson China.