Rose ID - Rambler?
I had originally posted in the "Name this Rose Forum" but it was also suggested that I cross-post here since this is where many of the old rose experts hang out.
My wife's great aunt had a rose in her yard for many, many years. She recently passed, and before the house was sold I was given the task of getting a cutting to pass the rose on to her family. (I have the greenest thumb in the family.....) I was able to successfully get one rooted, and have since gotten several more cuttings from that plant rooted and sent out to my wife's family members. I'd love to be able to put a name to this rose, just so we know what it is. Here's some info on the rose.
The canes seem to get about 7-8 foot long, and are quite floppy. It got extremely large and bushy in her yard, I've kept it cut back pretty heavily. Last fall I took it to three canes since I switched trellises. Two lived, which are the ones you see flowering.
The pictures portray it as a bit more of a hot pink than it is, but it's not a cherry red. I have some red double knockouts close to it, and the color is entirely different.
There isn't really any scent associated with the flowers.
It is very prone to mildew/blackspot. Especially once it flowers. The leaves are now dusty white, with spots on them. (the pictures were taken at the end of June)
One variety that was mentioned in my other thread was Excelsia. There's a lot about the rose that seems like it might fit that family, but things that don't quite fit (the color for one)
I'd appreciate any thoughts you have!