(faint mint or almond) Serrated, mid -green, veined and dissected leaves. Seldom blooms. Odd scent. Mid -pink flowers fading white to center; prominent maroon-blue blotches with feathering on upper petals.
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.