It's one of the flowers that simply insists I take it's picture every time I'm in the garden. With it's butter gold medium, very full, old-fashioned blooms and a petal count of 35 plus, it's beautiful. It has medium glossy green foliage.
It has a strong licorice candy spice fragrance - often depending on the weather.
It's disease resistant and although the Japanese Beetles found it tasty, it bounced right back as soon as they stopped feeding.
It is consistent, hardy and floriferous in our Zone 5. Blooms continually from June through September. Mine is currently putting on the biggest show of the season.
Plant in full sun (although it will take afternoon shade) and keep mulched. It does not require extra winter protection in my yard although I do have them in a spot that gets plenty of winter cover.
I've never had a rose that is more dependable and is still beautiful. It's the perfect rose for someone who never quite takes care of roses well enough to keep anything but the extremely tough.
As Julia Child said, “Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”