Deep pink shrub. The ovoid-pointed buds of tyrian purple (RHSCC 57A) open to double (40-45 petals), imbricated, 3.5-4 inch blooms of rose bengal (RHSCC 57B) which age lighter (RHSCC 57C). The blooms are borne in clusters of 5-10 and have a light, sweet fragrance. The abundant, leathery foliage is dark green with reddish venation and has good field tolerance to foliar disease. The thorns are red-brown and awl-like. The bushy, 3.5-4 ft plant is upright and blooms from early June until killing frost. Plants are winterhardy in Iowa without protection.