Best Roses for North East Texas
I am farily new to roses, but I just love them!! I have helped my grandmother tend her hybrid teas for years, and seem to always be fighting a losing battle with black spot. Even routine sprayings with fungicide seems futile at times. I would like to start a rose garden in an area of my back yard, but I need some advice on varities that fare well in high humidity with little or no spraying. I have several knockouts that are doing great, but I want some that look more like a hybrid tea or english rose. I think english roses are beautiful, but not sure if they will be too much trouble.
So here's the summary of my perfect rose wish list (from most to least important): peforms well in heat and humidity, repeat bloomer, nice scent.
I tend to like the pinks, whites, reds, etc. best. I'm not a huge fan of orange.