An ancient group comprising short compact shrubs with bristled stems and excellent foliage. The flowers range in colour from pink through to the darkest maroon and have long been prized for their wonderful scent as well as their medicinal properties. They are naturally suckering shrubs, a habit which can be attained from budded bushes by deep planting. Pruning Guide: Require little pruning apart from the removal of old spent wood once established and shaping as required.