We take the liberty here of introducing a class that is widely recognized and understood, yet which fails to fit into any of the standard texts on roses, and has never officially been recognized by the American Rose Society. The original Noisette roses, originating in South Carolina in 1802, were derived from the Musk rose and exhibited the same shrubby, cluster-flowering, upright character of that old cultivar. These Noisettes were taken to France and crossed with Tea roses, which altered their character completely, creating a race of repeat-blooming climbing roses with large flowers in small clusters. In growth habit and flower form these have much affinity with climbing Tea roses. We feel that the gardener will come to a clearer understanding of them by seeing them separated out from the older group of Noisettes.