At Otto & Sons today I saw all three of these in bloom.
Pat Austin actually looked better in real life than she does in the catalogue (didn't think that was possible since I've always assumed the catalogue photos were doctored). However, almost all the comments I've read on her here are thumbs-down, in this climate at least. Has anyone had luck with her in SoCal away from the coast?
As an alternative, I'm thinking about Lady Emma Hamilton or Crown Princess Margareta. CPM looked a little washed out and more blah than in pictures. There was only one LEH, she was out in the discount ghetto, but she looked healthy. Anyone grow these?
I need whichever rose I choose to be from 5' to 8' high and/or wide. It'll be going in back of my three small Tamoras.