flower dark pink. Stamen white. Pollen bright yellow. Pistil white. Petals wide overlapping. Shy flower form. Slightly closed and never fully opens. Flower size small to medium. App. 1.5 cm across. Petal width app. 5 mm.
growth habit upright. Juvenile growth similar to R. rosea but after adulthood changes to half elongated shaped. Tends to form triangular phylloclades along with elongated shape. This plant was named for Gerhard Buys granddaughter Leila. 2019.