David Austin Roses for California
I found this blog, thought it might be interesting to many of you.
This is the list of DA's I grow in my yard.
Abraham Darby: SPed, too much rust, too weak.
Crown Princess Margarita: Too large and few rebloom. Already Gone. Might have improved with age, too late.
Eglantyne: Too large and few re-bloom. Wonderful smell and beautiful spring flush. Diseased foliage. It is gone too.
Glamis Castle: I have two of them. I moved them into pots. I am considering them Sped.
Falstaff: Beautiful flowers when and if it blooms. Too tall and lanky. I am attempting to under plant it with RdR.
Golden Celebration: After 5 years, this own root is taking off. Glad that I did not Sped it. Big flowers, smell good, repeat could be better.
Christopher Marlow: I have 4 of them. They grow on 5' tall obelisks. Always in bloom and so cheerful. Smell great.
Jubilee Celebration: I have 4 of them in different spots. The one in full sun does the best. Mannerly and compact. Repeat is very good. I think it is a better version of AD with minor color variation; less yellow, more cooler pink.
DAs planted this year:
Prospero: I planted two of them per Jeri's recommendation.
WS2K: It is grafted from DA. It is virused.
DAs in Transit:
Carding Mill: Own root
Princess Alexandra of Kent: Own root
Lady Emma Hamilton
Munstead Wood: Own root
Here is a link that might be useful: DA's suited for California