I've had this rose in a pot for two years and now it is time for it to go into the ground. Really love it: leaves stay nice-looking all summer, blossoms start as little button-size wads of many petals that almost magically become full -size flowers with many subtle shades of pink and red over time, and it holds up to the heat well. In fact it does best in the hot part of the year here. Blooms a lot.
My problem is trying to figure out the real-life eventual size of the bush. Vintage classifies it as a "2" type of China, about waist-high according to the cartoon. That is also how they classify Comtesse du Cayla which, last time I looked at mine, was at least 9' high and 12' across -- and it may have gotten even larger since yesterday! This rose does not appear widely grown or available, according to HMF, but I am hoping someone can share their experience.