Annabelle or Limelight?
I had a rose not make it through the rough winter, and now I'm looking for something to put in its place. As much as I love the constant flowering of the roses, I'm not adding anymore because of the evil Japenese beetles.
The area will be in front of the front porch. The porch is about 3 feet off the ground, so the railing is about 6 feet off. I can take something tall there. It's probably about 6 feet wide in there, and there are some clematis crawling up the porch behind where this will go. This is a very important spot right in the center of the porch, so I want long flowering, beautiful blooms (I don't want much, do I? lol). I thought about an ES in that spot, but it's too risky. I need guarenteed blooms.
The area gets sun from sunrise until about 1:00 pm. There is a Tardiva nearby. I like a nice white flower that turns to a pretty pink. The greenish blossoms on LL are pretty, too. I would like the plant to be a good backdrop to the red & pink roses which start to bloom end of June.
I also have a Quickfire in another bed, and I do not like that plant. I don't like the ugly color it turns right in the best blooming period of that bed (the blooms are the color of 1970's panty hose).I don't mind a dusty pink bloom in September or October, but not in July or August. So if LL or Annabelle resemble anything like QF, I don't want it.
Which do you suggest? Thank you in advance.