Given to us originally as 'Aileen', but Cynthia Pardoe tells us that she hybridized it and it was named for her sister 'Eileen'. Very ruffled strong pink petals with a darker pink upper zone, and a pale lower zone. UNAVAILABLE UNTIL 2022.
A scandent shrub with gray hairy pinnate leaves and flowers that have red upper petals slightly streaked with white, pure white lower petals and an almost black central blotch. 'Splendide' is best grown in a greenhouse or conservatory, but can be grown outside if protected from rain and temperatures below 40 degrees F. Prune carefully and water sparingly. It is a glorious sight when in full flower. 24" wide x 12" high.