My first Double Delight bloom of the year. Extremely sweet and strong fragrance. This is the favorite rose of many. Down here it has much more red in the blooms when it's hotter. This one definitely needs to be sprayed or it will be a blackspot mess. The only reason I have it is because I found it on Fortuniana rootstock which makes for a far more vigorous plant. This plant has grown far more than normal for a one year plant, so the Fortuniana reputation must be true.
My little china rose, Archduke Charles. The flowers start out light pink, then get darker and darker till they are crimson. Light fragrance on a very healthy bush. I highly recommend this one for the hot, humid Southeast. You Yanks from up north should avoid it because it supposedly can't take the cold. This little bush is already a blooming fool for me, despite it's small size. It should get quite a bit bigger than this.