Experiences with Tess of the d'Urbervilles DA rose?

Shay (5a NH)
last year
last modified: last year

I saw her recently and breezed past, as I wasn’t looking for a red rose. I became curious about the story behind her name and fell in love with her history. I am thinking of going back to pick her up tomorrow morning. I would grow her against the side of my house, but first I would like to know if she leans more toward a true red or fuchsia pink. I’m hoping to hear that she is more of a true red. She’d get indirect sun until about noon and full sun until sunset after that in a zone 5 garden. Thoughts?

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