I love roses...
I have 14 rose bushes. 3 given to me. Mr Lincholn, a sturdy red rose with fragrance.
Then the most magic, light rust,cream, got no idea what colour given to me by my sister-in-law. Also a white Iceberg climber.
I grew another Mr Lincholn from a cutting of an old pioneer's rose bush on a property near us. The rest are from the supermarket and none over $a7.00! 2 Yellows, a Black Beauty, 2x Pink and 1 that was bought as a lilac moon or something but turned out to be a Peace.
We pruned them in July so most of the flowers were smaller and all came on at once. I had a lovely pink rose bush with at least 42 blooms on it at. Won't be doing that again. I usually trim as I pick the blooms.
The deepest, crispest red rose I have is called Black Beauty. It bears over about 9mths of the year but with only 1 or 2 blooms each time.
The 2 climbers. White Iceberg and Peace my twat of a partner planted them as though they are bushes! .. in an ordinary garden... I keep them well trimmed. The trunk of the climber Peace is like a little tree!
I only put Rose fertilizer on them about 2/3 times a year.
The ones that flower the most are planted in nearly pure clay.
They love it.
I was overseas this year when the roses were in the supermarkets so missed out on getting new ones.