Seven Sisters comes from Japan with an introduction date of 1815. It may be much darker than pictured in cooler climates and can show purple, light red, scarlet, blush, etc. in the same cluster.
A German introduction from 1911 blooming in large clusters.
From France in 1921 a wonderful display of mauve blooms in clusters. Musk fragrance.
"Hawaii Volcanoes" was found in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by Dr. Malcolm Manners. It blooms in clumps of about 5 flowers, blooming best with some chill. We grow it as a climber and it is easy to train. Opening pink and fading to a light pink.
A 1906 German introduction many know this as 1,000 Beauties. It can be grown in a variety of ways and lack thorns. An impressive spring or early summer display which lasts for weeks.