Discovered in Mexico, and introduced by Carobil Farm and Greenhouses, Maine, USA, about 1972. Sport of 'Mexican Beauty'. White semi double flowers, with every petal widely bordered with dark crimson; dark green foliage; vigorous trailing.
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.