Kiftsgate is a healthy, tough and extremely vigorous rose with spreading growth. Flowering later than most ramblers, mid to late summer, it bears massive heads of small, white flowers with a strong, musky fragrance. They are held in beautiful, flat-topped, cascading clusters, known as corymbs, with each flower facing outwards. Masses of small, oval shaped, coral-red hips follow the flowers in autumn. It spreads quickly and makes a lovely hedge screen or pergola cover.