It was the first rose I bought--beginner's luck for sure. Here are a few of this season's blooms. This rose is always blooming. We don't have blackspot in our climate but SF gets a little powdery mildew in spring. Otherwise, it is a wonderful rose that looks lit from within.
I would love to trade a SF for a Julia Child rose, if that is legal. I know some of you are thinking of sp'ing Julia. (I am putting my helmet and armor on just in case.)