Deep red shrub. The pointed-ovoid buds of cardinal red (RHSCC 53C) open to double (30-35 petals), open, 4-4.5 inch blooms of darker cardinal red (RHSCC 5 3 B) which darken with age. The blooms are borne in clusters of 1 - I 0 and have a moderately sweet, spicy fragrance. The abundant, medium-large foliage is moderately glossy and dark bronzy green. The thorns are tan and awl-like. The compact, erect, bushy plant is free-branching and blooms from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.