Does anyone really love this rose?I planted it this year and have not been impressed. The blooms are small and not very fragrant. This rose may be on its way out of the garden.I'd like to hear what everyone else thinks about it.Carrie
Wow, I am completely surprised by the lack of enjoyment of this rose! I am so sorry to hear it does not do as well for all of you as it does for me!
This rose is one of the first ones I was able to root from cuttings when I started my garden at this current house. To date, it has grown from a 3" twig cutting in fall of 2004 into the huge, thickly foliated bush that it is now. It is about 6 to 7 feet tall, probably eight feet around. It will soon be the size of a VW Van!
Jeri is absolutely right. This rose has never shown a single black spot here in my humid, hot, east Texas fungal forest. If you are going to get black spot, you'll definiitely get it here! But this rose is clean as a whistle here, and all over our area.
It is a landscape rose, but, it makes lovely little bouquets to add to a vase as "fillers" for your specimen roses. I think it is gorgeous coupled with a few stems of Belinda's Dream, or any pink or red rose. It has that characteristic light, fresh scent of many of the chinas. For lots of noses, it is not an easy scent to detect, but I spend a good amount of time sticking my snoot into blooms and I love comparing and contrasting the various fragrances.
To me, this is a rose to love. Unless I ever move to a climate that it cannot survive in, this is one, along with "Spice", Cramoisi Superieur, and Ducher, that I would never want to be without.