Hooker, England, pre-1838
Lilac blush flowers, their center inclining to pink when nearly expanded, well mossed.
“Flowers lilac blush, of medium size, double; form, compact. Habit, erect; growth, robust. Foliage curious, thickly clothing the stems, forming a dense bush or tree. Raised at Brenchley, in Kent (England). A good seed-bearer.” [The Rose Garden, 1st edition, by William Paul, 1848]
Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), botanist and botanical illustrator; director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew (England).