Souvenir de Germain de St. Pierre
Does anyone else grow this tea rose? For me it's been a tall, gawky grower, particularly unattractive this year with spring mildew, with the mildewed leaves holding on and not much new growth. It's reviving now with extra mulch and water and pinching of new buds, but the general habit is still tall and gaunt. The flowers, which don't have many petals, tend to blow very quickly, but somehow I'm still fond of this rose. I'd like to hear how it does in others' gardens, assuming anyone has this rather rare and little-known rose.