'Red Intuition'. No fragrance, but what an amazing color! I have it in a hard-to-access location so the photo isn't so great. Outstanding Rust resistance, no mildew, and a very tall grower. This is a florist rose, and they produce the long straight stems buyers want, getting very tall in the process. If I could, I'd wish for a few more petals, but..light red with darker red stripes. How cool is that?
'Redoute'. The lighter pink sport of 'Mary Rose'. I dug out and discarded my monster 'Mary Rose' last year. 'Mary' was always a mildewer, and took months to repeat. A good but not great rose here. I learned over time that there are better pinks, and when a bargain-bin 'Belindas Dream' showed up, 'Mary Rose' got the shovel. 'Redoute' will occasionally revert to 'Mary', so in a way I still have her (and her mildew).
'Renae' is a lax climber and nearly free of prickles. It's sweetly fragrant. An excellent climber if you've never grown a climbing rose before, but only in a warmer zone as it is not very cold-hardy. Mine is a 60" ( 152 cm) weeping standard.
'Renae' is at the right in this photo. Below the column light, salmon pink 'Bill Warriner', golden 'Eureka', and just a bit of pink 'Gene Boerner in the lower left corner. A bit of apricot 'Top Notch' to the immediate right of the column light, and orange-red 'Trumpeter' just peeking out below that.
'Rose Rhapsody'. A super reliable all-around good HT. Some fragrance, good rebloom and disease resistance. Tall, sturdy, vertical grower.
'Rouge Royale' has it all--by "all" I mean every disease a rose can possibly get. 'Rouge Royale' gets Rust so badly even the flowers petals get Rust! Of course it is paired with the best, strongest, richest, most sumptuous, glorious old-rose fragrance I've every sniffed--the absolute best. Naturally it must also drip disease. That's a rose.
'Samaritan': beautiful little rose on a small plant, always trying to bloom. Sweet.
'Secret'. Few prickles, plenty of flowers with a strong citrus fragrance. Good Rust resistance, no mildew. Dislikes hot weather.
'Secret Garden Musk Climber'. This is a "found" rose--someone out and about found this, wondered what it was, and after years of research by a whole lot of experienced rosarians, no one yet has figured out what it is. It may be a random seedling that never had a name. No matter, it's a constant bloomer with a strong scent of clove. it has zero resistance to black spot and not much cold hardiness, but here where winters and black spot disease are nearly non-existent, it's an excellent alternative to 'Sally Holmes' which doesn't repeat bloom that much in our climate. 'Sally' has larger flowers, but 'Secret' has thousands more of them. Constantly.
'Signature' --again missing a photo. I know I have one or two somewhere--but where?
'Signature' has perfectly formed high-centered flowers in a blend of deep pink and white. Rust resistance is wretched. Fragrance is absent. Perhaps there is a reason I don't have many photos of 'Signature'? Okay--finally found one, not a great photo, but it gives you the idea:
'Sombreuil'. An old classic of mysterious origin. Here I got a little lax about pruning it:
Nasty prickles. Still...
'Souvenir de la Malmaison' mildews, but I love it anyway. Worthless in a damp climate, but this isn't a damp climate.
'Sweet Vivian'. If only it had better repeat, it would be a favorite. A huge spring flush, then light (though frequent) repeat the rest of the year. Excellent rust resistance, no mildew ever. Fragrance near zero, but so dainty and indeed, sweet: