a favorite rose you'd never recommend?
Do you have a rose you're unwilling to part with over your better sense? Or one you adore that you'd never recommend?
I have one of each. Before digital cameras 'Helen Traubel' lived many years in my previous garden. Blooms blowing as fast as Austin's Heritage. But the pinks-peach-salmon color blend left me breathless. No hybrid tea has ever replaced her remembered beauty in my mind. But never would I suggest her to another rose grower!
'Compassion' irritates me no end with flowers only at the ends of the strong canes. I read it was the #1 favorite climber in Britain. Sold! Hah! It also blooms pinker than salmon-pink most of the time. Candelabra at the end of a 10 ft. cane. Ugh. I should take a picture of the long bare, well leaves, canes.
What are yours that you nominate?
Compassion - Cl.