Mauve shrub. The ovoid-pointed buds of pale cyclamen purple (RHSCC 74C) open to double (35-45 petals), imbricated, open, 4-5 inch blooms of rose purple (RHSCC 75D) which are tinted golden tan (RHSCC 164C) paling to gray lavender and tan with age. The blooms are borne in clusters of 1-10 and have an intense myrrh fragrance. The medium-large, abundant foliage is dark green and leathery. The thorns are brown and awl-like. The vigorous, erect plant is bushy and blooms from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.