Long time since my last visit....
After RRD destroyed my garden of 70+ roses, I found it too hard to visit the forums here. Growing roses was how I spent every spare moment. Over time, some roses have survived despite being surrounded by RRD infected roses (and then neglect from being the lone survivors).
So, I would like to list those that have done well for me. I would also like to inquire as to if new knowledge has been gained on roses that show above average resistance to RRD.
Here are the roses, that after years of invasion in my yard (which is LESS than .2 of an acre), are still healthy:
Mrs. Dudley Cross (own root) high risk area
Fellenburg (own root) high risk area
Abraham Darby (own root) low risk area
Borderer (own root) medium risk area
Sophie's Rose (own root) high risk area
Double Delight (grafted) low risk area
Faith Whittlesey (own root) low risk area
General Galleini (own root) medium risk area
Gruss An Achen--Pink (own root) medium risk area
The following roses had RRD but with infected stems removed are still viable:
~Mutablis (multiple times on single stems over the years but main bush still thriving)
~Marie Pavie (one attack with stem cut to ground main bush still thriving)
~Green Ice (one attack with stem cut to ground main bush still thriving)
Worst case of RRD ever:
It has been fun to scroll through and see familiar names on this forum. I miss my roses and the kinship here. I am at a point where having a broad collection is less important than having a yard full of blooms so if you have knowledge of roses that are resistant to RRD--let me know!