I would like to share my delight in discovering this rare hybrid perpetual rose. I received it last October as a rooted cutting from Eurodesert Roses. Unfortunately, the nursery has closed recently, but I believe this variety may now be available at Vintage Gardens. My plant first bloomed at the beginning of April, and is now in its third flush. The flowers are beautiful clear pink rosettes with a strong peppery fragrance.
They fade to a blush pink...
... and then the petals drop off cleanly, so the plant always looks tidy. It sets generous clusters of blooms that have been opening consistently well.
My rose is still very young, and may eventually become stiff and leggy, like so many other hybrid perpetuals, but so far it has been bushy and well-foliated.
In fact, I can find almost no fault with it, except that it has been getting a touch of mildew recently. Perhaps it will pass. I don't know if it will rebloom again (hybrid perpetuals are known to be stingy with fall rebloom), but I will let you know.