Dick Clark, a man, and rose for all seasons
What a wonderful tribute to such a man.
Dick Clark is new in my garden as of spring of 2012. He grew from about 1' tall from a 3 gallon pot to about 5' x 4' in a single year in the ground. He was covered in blooms from his first bloom, continued to stay loaded with blooms in the peek of summer heat, and he is still blooming in January here. I just pruned him back to about 3' (that indeed sounds funny) but left 3 open, perfectly healthy blooms on - pretty much the only color in that section of the garden in winter.
Not fragrant. But super vigorous and healthy for me, with intense repeat. And great in the vase. I underestimated his size, and moved one of his neighbors to new territory to give him more room to shine. Plus he's in partial shade.