Musk roses form a valuable class of border shrubs, bearing their flowers in large trusses like the Floribundas, but generally of a much more refined quality, having long, graceful growth and delicate colours. They flower profusely in early summer and intermittently later.
Many of these roses have a delicious musky fragrance. They were mostly bred by the Rev. J. Pemberton early last century. The taller varieties make excellent short climbers for fences or walls, especially in warmer climates.