I have been thinking of trying to work some roses into the landscape, but I want them to look like a happy accident (not an unfortunate one, heh). I really like the older roses, and I was wondering if anyone would be willing to make some suggestions. I grew up around HTs and don't care for them in general. Recently, I have been exploring antique and species roses on the internet and find them very appealing! I have some ideas and have read a little bit, but I have no hands-on experience with these older roses.
Location...pretty primitive. Plant size is not a consideration, there is plenty of space and options. There is also plenty of deer and heat! The deer can be like a plague of locusts. I guess thorniness would be an advantage there. Heat is 105F+. The soil is rather rocky, drains well.
I feel like own-root just makes sense. Does it?
Fragrance would be great. Long or repeat bloom would also be great. Hips would be nice, too.
What do you think? Am I dreaming?
Thanks in advance,