Roses appropriate to a 1950's era garden
I cheated and bought a Queen O The Lakes (because we live in a cottage on the lake) and a pink Knockout because I started a lot from seed by direct sowing and I just HAD to get some color. But now I am looking for roses to plant along a picket fence and am wondering which might fit the bill so to speak.
Brief background: We recently bought a small cottage as our full time home. It was built in the 1950's, and retains SOME of the original plants from what was, I believe, at one time a very nice garden. I am trying to find plants that fit in to the era for the most part (although I'm cheating in the hosta garden and going for some newer, unique ones like Blue Ivory and Brave Attempt). I have quince, lilac, poppies, hydrangea, lily of the valley and planted in things like daisy, peony and viola in my "main" garden by the cottage.
Now we put up a little picket fence near the road and need to landscape/garden around it. Existing there are a wild rose, color unknown, and a hydrangea. I would like some roses along the back, then I will plant along the front with some lower growing perennials.
But I get lost on the roses. It's a full sun location close (10-15') to a 55mph road across from a farm field. It will get wind. It can get rather dry. I am looking for something that's not SUPER finicky that won't need constant spraying and fussing over. I'm ok with dead heading, I have a lot of that to do anyway with 100 or so butterfly bushes!
I know knockouts are boring but they seem reliable-however they are also a newer variety. HELP!