Petal Count and Exhibition Quality?
Last night I reached the point in Bob Martin's "Showing Good Roses" where he said he had come to the conclusion that 32 to 34 petals is the ideal petal count for exhibition roses in the Pacific Southwest.
It reminded me of Calvin Boutte telling me that I wouldn't want Mavrik because it had too many petals to adequately open in the relatively cooler temperatures of Pasadena.
Have experienced exhibitors discovered a correlation between petal count and good roses?
Do you have experiences that lead you to say "oh, this rose has __ petals therefore it would be better in ____ kind of climate?"