This superior new hybrid is of course a member of the Rosaceae family. The signature genus Rosa was classified by Linnaeus in the 18th century and today contains over one hundred species, all originating in the Northern Hemisphere. From the wild species there have evolved thousands of hybrids and forms with many branches in the ancestral tree. Today's repeat blooming roses derive their remondant characteristics from the China tea roses and hybrid perpetuals. This contemporary hybrid was bred in the United States by William J. Radler, and introduced by Conard-Pyle Co., offered by Monrovia in 2005.
Roses were so coveted in ancient Rome that species were brought there from all over the Empire to cultivate for fragrance and beauty.