A climbing and rambling rose the flowers vary greatly in colour. Orange buds open to small apricot blooms with a yellow base, then fade to peach, pink and white. There is a sweet, musky fragrance
This rose won an award at the Bagatelle Rose Trials in 1915, but lacked a name. The raiser, M.Turbat prompltly dedicated it to the heroine of a story current in Paris, that of the young Comte de Felingonde and his wife, Ghislaine.
While serving on the Western Front, he had been shot and left for dead in “no-mans land” where none of his comrades dared to venture. Travelling secretly to the battle zone, Ghislaine left the trenches after dark, found him, brought him back to safety and nursed him back to health.