1. Exceedingly fragrant
2. Nearly smooth canes
3. Tolerates awful zone 4 winters with minimal protection
3. Continuous flowers...
4. Arrive in clusters...
5. Pretty healthy. Very few problems, so I don't spray it.
6. Graceful vigor. Never bumptious.
7. And the color goes with most everything in the garden. It's a very easy rose to place.
The is one of the few Austins that actually merits the hype we tend to slather over the entire group. When most of the collection go extinct in fifty years, this one will still remain.