Found by Richard in an abandoned farmhouse in Marin County, CA. It has a simple cerise flower with a dark chocolate blotch and purple veins, and it is sturdy - able to survive in obviously adverse conditions.
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.