43 petals, borne singly and in small clusters, intense fragrance, foliage large, medium green. A great rose for a fence, good disease-resistance for a modern rose. The flowers are beautiful and very double. Few climbing roses have achieved the All-America Rose Selection award, and by its long commercial life, this variety has shown that the judges were right. It flowers very freely in summer, with a reasonably good repeat bloom. The growth is vigorous and free branching and it makes an excellent climber of lower than average height, suitable for walls, fences and pillars. It does not resent being pruned to form a big shrub. The name ‘America” is significant because the rose was introduced in the bicentennial year of the USA.