The name suggested itself one morning when we saw this rose plant which had grown tall and wide like an umbrella, covered with myriads of amber butterfly like flowers. Earlier we had code-named it ‘Golden Gigantea’. Robert Rippetoe , a good friend and fellow hybridizer with whom we share mad dreams of unlikely species crosses, wrote ‘that the blooms look wonderfully exotic and tropical, and hold themselves with poise’—that they do indeed, looking as if a hundred butterflies have alighted all at once. With a Tea fragrance, this is a continuous blooming climber. The foliage is incredibly beautiful, though we say it ourselves, with large long and pointed grey green leaves.
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