I am nearing the end of my “Road to 100” quest. I now have about 85 or so roses growing and have found that I do not have as many old roses growing as I would like to have. I do grow a few:
Reine Des Violettes, Swamp Rose, Mutabilis and Buff Beauty.
So, today I am asking for your advice, what are some of your most hardy, floriferous, disease resistant old roses? My preference is repeat blooming roses, but I do have room in my sensibilities for one blooming varieties that really WOW you in Spring…… Of course, I am also looking for fragrant roses; this is something that is sorely lacking in today’s modern varieties. Oh, I am growing in zone 7b in the Deep South!
I look forward to hearing your responses.