Let Me Call You Sweetheart? AKA Is this 'Dorothy Perkins'?
We have a rose that was planted at the time the house was built, c.1954. Before my time.
It blooms once- around Mother's Day each year, and is not fragrant. It has small hooked thorns. It has survived with very little attention for most of its c.60 years.
The flowers and leaflets are quite small with blooms being 1" to 1.5" across. Flower color is variable, ranging from palest pink to dark pink.
The former lady of the house used to call it a "sweetheart rose".
The closest match that I can come up with is 'Dorothy Perkins', although HMF says DP has mild fragrance, and scattered bloom after the spring flush.
I know y'all must have seen numerous examples of 'Dorothy'- I hope you won't mind looking at my photos to confirm or rule out the ID?