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A valuable class of border shrubs, bearing their flowers in large trusses like a Floribunda, but generally of a much more refined quality, having long, graceful growth and delicate colours. They flower profusely in early summer and intermittently later. Many have a delicious musky fragrance. They were mostly bred by the Rev. J. Pemberton early last century. The taller varieties make excellent short climbers for fences or walls, especially in warmer climates. They may not survive the winters in the colder areas of Europe. They are only distantly related to the Musk Rose.