This rose bears large clusters of medium-sized maroon-purple cupped blooms. They are produced throughout summer and autumn continually and have a strong musk fragrance. It has moderate, slightly -spreading growth with dark foliage which shows nicely with the dark blooms.It is a little prone to blackspot. The name was given to honor G. Basil Hume, the leading Catholic cleric in England in the 1970’s. This rose was the start of a new type of rose bred from Rosa californica.