This is a really good rose here in NE Louisiana. I have 3, 2 in pots and one in the ground. The potted ones were planted last spring and they the same size but more free-flowering than the 3-4 y/o planted in the ground. The blooms this fall have been good sized and really pretty. A few weeks after deadheading, they are full of blooms again. Trying to decide if I should plant the potted ones in twin bare spots or order 2 more AC's or 2 Cramoisi Superior, another favorite of mine. I'm going to the darker pinks and reds b/c of poor bloom quality of the pale pinks in the spring.