Benny Lopez is the person who found this rose growing among the citrus trees in the yard of the house he bought in the 1960s. This variety is, unfortunately, not in commerce now, and I owe my plant to a dear rosarian friend who generously shared a cutting.
I am so happy to have finally joined the ranks of bloggers from warmer climates who have been posting pictures of their rose blooms for weeks making me green with envy:). No more. I do enjoy looking at pictures of roses very much, but it is nice to finally have real roses to look at too!