Can this really be Rosa Sombreuil?
Last year I bought several 'own root' old garden roses from a long-established nursery here in Italy. One of the roses was the 'Sombreuil' climbing rose - not 'Mlle. de Sombreuil' tea rose.
The plant was very small so I put it in a 30 cm (12 inch) pot. I was very excited when I noticed that it had several buds. Three days ago one of the buds opened and, although the flower is beautiful I really doubt that it is 'Sombreuil'. I'm attaching a photo (I hope - this is my first attempt) and hope that someone with experience of this rose might be able to confirm whether the rose looks like this in early Spring.
The rose at this stage is approximately 30 cms tall with a diameter of approx. 40 cms.
Perhaps the flowers will change as the bush gets older?