I can never pass by a pink rose. Especially one with a strong fragrance and a muddled shape to the open bloom.
It stopped me in my tracks when I went to the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden this past spring, and I remembered it long enough to make an order this fall. My little band will arrive soon, and yet another rose-growing adventure will begin.
Pink Princess is a Hybrid Tea of the Sub-Zero Series bred by the Brownell Family in 1939. When I was finalizing my rose purchases this year, I really wanted to get Pink Pearl instead (I like softer blush pink better) but it was not available. However, I was consoled by reading in the Vintage Gardens catalog that the two roses are so similar that the nursery offered Pink Pearl as Pink Princess for awhile before they realized their mistake:-). I guess that's close enough for me. Here is a picture of Pink Pearl for comparison: