Twiggy, smooth-wooded plants that seemingly put flowers out of every joint. Most are compact and short to moderate growers. Flowers come in white, pink, and a hundred shades of cherry-crimson, the colors intensifying with passing days. A few, bearing Tea rose blood, are shaded with apricot and yellow.

In listing our “Mystery” Chinas, we warn the collector that we merely pass these on as they come to us, trying to avoid obvious duplicates. Even those red and pink Chinas which we offer with “official” names may not be what they are believed to be. Nonetheless, this group of roses is so exceptional in the garden, and there are such charming variations, we cannot recommend them too highly!

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