I find species roses enchanting and already have a fair number in my garden. These are on order from Forestfarm (Oregon) for October delivery:
R. rugosa alba (2)
I've seen all the above growing at Eurodesert and liked them all. His R. arkansana was prettier than any I'd seen in books. The foliage was kind of willowy and the canes were literally weighed down by a huge crop of hips. R. blanda and R. eglanteria were among the super wafters that never failed to get my attention when I walked by. My local botanic garden also grows R. nutkana, and it is beautiful there too, though it is a bit different than then specimen at Eurodesert. I wonder what mine will be like?
A number of these roses have another appeal (although it isn't such a *direct* worry in my area at present), that they have reportedly shown some degree of resistance to Rose Rosette Disease (R. arkansana, R. blanda, R. setigera).
Anyone else adding species roses to your garden?