Ghislaine de Feligonde?
Well, I did shovel prune my non-blooming Ghislaine de Feligonde last Feb. However, my daughter was in love with the name and she even dug a hole for a "new home" and we ended up transplanting the rose. It's now in a primarily north facing spot, with shade all but in the morning. Since I was planning on pitching it anyhow, I said it was fine to move it there. Surprisingly, the darn thing is NOW (mid May) deciding to put out a ton of tiny buds and is planning on blooming!
I still wonder if this is actually a Ghislaine de Feligonde rose though: the buds are TINY- no more than 0.5 inch before opening. Most are probably more like 1/4 inch. I think they appear smaller than my Ballerina buds.
Pictures on the web make it hard to figure out the size of the expected blooms- most seem like the flowers would be more like 2" across.
Does this sound like a Ghislaine de Feligonde?