A highly desirable semi-evergreen Mexican species, hardly known and very rarely grown, deserving the shelter of a wall or protected corner. Exquisitely fragrant creamy white flowers with a purple central blotch age to soft-yellow, borne in June/July. This can become magnificently large, growing like a climbing rose over lesser things, or up walls if supported. A parent of 'Belle Etoile' etc. and hardier than literature will have you believe, surviving here any normal winter with ease, and we are a COLD rural frost hollow.