Message to all rose lovers

I have just had the most exciting time photographing an exquisite old fashioned rose called Reine de Violette ( queen of the violets). A huge sprawling shrub rose scrambling over a fence. Enormous clusters of tiny blooms moving from carmine pink through violet purple lavender mauve and soft pink,( not ness in that order) all these different colours all mixed up. What a wonderful sight.
None of the individual blooms are prima donnas but together they make a wonderful symphony of colour.
I am just off now to down load the shoot and choose some to put up this evening.
Really I think this is the prettiest rose I have ever seen!!!!!!!

Oh my goodness i have just discovered by looking at a rose site that this is not Reine de Violette even though it was sold to us as that. Can anyone identify it for me?

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