Hi, I'm trying to decide which of these two will be my first David Austin rose.
The site I intend to plant is *barely* full sun; there is no true "full sun" exposure on our property. I'm zone 6a/6b (the line on the USDA map runs about three blocks away), fairly clay soil that I've been amending for several years with compost.
I don't mind messy and sprawling, prefer it to prim upright habits.
I have one hybrid tea in the area currently, and I've battled black spot on it; while my dahlias and many other plants tend to get powdery mildew when our summers go very hot and dry, I've never had it on my roses.