The breeding of this rose is fascinating, including such odd couplings as the
Hybrid Perpetual Général Jacqueminot and the Wichuraiana
and Tea cross, Dr. W. Van Fleet. The final result was an exceptionally
healthy and free blooming shrub with large, shiny green leaves and large, open
flowers in a blend of yellow, orange and pink. The fragrance is very good, and,
since it was bred by Brownell, we expect it to be very cold-hardy as well. Lafter
may be a good choice as a hedge rose for those who like a lot of bright color
in the landscape.