Mutabilis is fabulous.
Maggie -- this tough, found rose roots readily from cuttings.
Duchesse de Brabant -- another easily propagated antique
Souvenir de la Malmaison -- one of my very favorites
And then a few lovely unknowns (= I can't remember)
We have lots of roses on our property; I would say about 70 (so far), give or take a few. We planted each and every one and propagated many from cuttings. We do have knockouts in certain areas; otherwise, until a week ago, all of our roses were antiques. Last week, I bought my first hybrid tea, Papa Meilland. It was a Hall of Fame rose and is described as being long-stemmed with large, deep red, strongly fragrant flowers. It's sounds awesome, doesn't it? If there had been a similar antique available that day at the nursery, I would have gone right by it. However, as chance would have it, I am now eagerly awaiting the first blooms of this new venture.
I will leave you with a wink from a cheerful little rose, Martha Gonazalez.
I believe she is saying, "Don't fret; Spring is nigh!"