The Hybrid Perpetuals or Hybrids Remontants are a group of roses that combine repeat flowering, large flowers in shades of light pink to deep velvety red and excellent scent. They have coarse leaves which grow almost up to the base of the flowers, so that the flowers seem to nestle among the leaves. They tend to grow long, strong shoots of up to 2 meters long, with a cluster of flowers at the tip. To get the total length of the branches to flower it’s recommended to peg them down, or to shorten the long branches in spring by half to keep a more compact bush. Summer pruning should be light because the autumn flowers come from the same shoots as those that produced the flowers in spring.