This vigorous, bushy climber
with leathery, dark green foliage reaches 10 to 12
feet. The blooms are striking – fully double,
creamy white blooms edged in red. Continuous
The U.S. name, "Kiss of Desire" was coined by
noted rosarian Bill Grant.
It comes from a lovely old Irish poem:
"I gave my love a cream-white rosebud,
With a flush at its petal tips,
For the love that is purest and sweetest,
Has a kiss of desire on the lips."