Please share your experience with these Chinas
I have an unexpected opening in my one rose bed (mostly I like having shade in Texas, but it does limit my ability to grow roses). I've been poring over the ARE website, trying to decide what I want to put in. Since everybody recommends Chinas and Teas and Polyanthas for Texas, I'm slowly working my way through what ARE has for these classes. I'm particularly interested in hearing about your experience (health, size, fragrance, rebloom, etc) with
Madame Laurette Messimy
Jean Bach Sisley
(I know, some of these roses are felt not to be Chinas or pure Chinas by some other rosarians/vendors.)
This will go in one end of a bed with Francis Dubreuil/Barcelona as the nearest rose, with Belinda's Dream and Souvenir de la Malmaison beyond that. I have a good 4 foot diameter available, maybe 5 feet at most. Height really isn't an issue.