New roses in your garden & old favorites?
I got my first bloom of Barcelona (Francis Dubreuil), it was too small to photograph, so I pinched all 4 buds to promote root growth. The scent was fabulous: spicy Old rose, similar to Gruss an Teplitz .. the color was deep red.
I got my first bloom of Rose du Roi today, the scent is lesser than Francis Dubreuil. It blooms lower on the bush, typical of Old Garden roses. See picture below of Rose du Roi, center red, next to purple Old Port rose (left side). The orange blooms are Crown Princess Magareta. Upper red bloom is Stephen Big Purple, and lowest red bloom is Wise Portia (an Austin rose). 2 Pinks are Evelyn, and salmon-pinks are Christopher Marlowe.