I've been asked for this one's name-- help please?
I bought a house last fall, and most of the beds were already planted. The house itself is built in 1950, so it couldn't have been planted before then. The entire yard had been neglected for at least (and probably just) one year. This rose is the best of the 3 in that bed, and some people have asked what she is-- also, I would like another one at least!
This plant was not tended last year or this spring (except for one dead cane removal this spring) There is no suckering and the blooms are only slightly fragnant. In the spring, she came up with very red leaves that still have a touch of red lining the edges of each leaf. The leaves area dark glossy green (much darker and glossier than her cohorts) The thorns are just over 1/4" and very red, and the stems are reddish also. The clusters that are budding start opening in the center of the cluster, then more buds open outward in each cluster. The color of this pic is accurate.
It was not overwintered or particularly sheltered this winter-- although it is on the west side of the house with a porch to the north where the winds come from. Right now it is approximately 4.5' tall. It is a strongly upright plant, and doesn't sprawl like the others.
For both myself and some people who want more of this rose, can anyone give me any ideas.