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DEFINITE SAFE BETS
Arcadia Louisiana Tea - Tea
Bermuda's Anna Olivier - Tea
Borderer - Polyantha
Climbing Maman Cochet - Tea
Duchesse d'Auerstadt - Tea/Noisette Climber
Duquesa - Tea
Faith Whittlesey - Tea
General Schablikine - Tea
Lauren - Polyantha
La Sylphide - Tea
Leonie Lamesch - Polyantha
Le Vesuve - Tea/China
Louis Philippe - China
Madame Abel Chatenay - early Hybrid Tea
Madame Antoine Mari - Tea
Madame Antoine Rebe - Tea
Maman Cochet - Tea
Mrs B R Cant - Tea
Red Cascade - Mini Climber
Reve d'Or - Noisette Climber
Souvenir de Francois Gaulain - Tea
Souvenirde la Malmaison - Bourbon
White Pet - Polyantha
Alexander Hill Gray - Tea Would be a safe bet except that he was just planted in November. Flowers are a beautiful shade of yellow.
Archduke Charles - China
Blush Noisette Going into 2nd spring, probably fine, just hasn't grown into its shape.
Capitaine Dyel de Graville - Bourbon Only a year old but looking good.
Climbing Pinkie - Polyantha New in my garden last September but looks good.
Clotilde Soupert - Polyantha I love this rose. Repeatedly gets covered with with globular fragrant flowers. She does ball sometimes but not a lot.
Comtessa du Cayla - China Being a China, she's probably fine, but she's been a slow grower and small - which isn't a bad thing.
Duchesse de Brabant - Tea Everyone loves this rose. I'm on my second try with her. 1st one couldn't keep any leaves on her. This time she's in a cooler spot.
Enchantress - Tea Personally, I love this rose for her beautiful, abundant, healthy foliage and magenta flowers, but she does tend to ball. Some might find that objectionable. I don't care.
Hermosa - China/Bourbon Gorgeous lilac/pink blooms on leggy small bushes that defoliate a good bit between flushes in my garden. I will trim more this year after blooming, hoping to promote more bushiness. I have three, and they're staying.
Madame Lombard - Tea New in my garden last October. Probably should be a Safe Bet. Good color.
Mlle Franziska Kruger - Tea She produces a lot of veggie centers which can be appealing - or not. Only in this spot since March and a total bloom machine. Pale peachy flowers, perfect tea form.
Mystic Beauty - Bourbon Only a year old but looking good.
Souv de Pierre Notting - Tea I need to move her into more sun. She's probably a Safe Bet being that she's a Tea.
Sweet Chariot - Mini Really quite a good, healthy rose. Probably should be a Safe Bet.
DEFINITELY WORTH A SHOT
Bow Bells - Austin New in August, perfect healthy foliage even after our freezes. It looked good growing at Rose Petals Nursery, too.
Crespuscule - Tea/Noisette Climber Very slow to take off in my garden but started to grow last fall.
Fellemberg - China/Noisette
Etoile de Mai - Poly/Tea
General Galieni - Tea Very slow in developing and irregular shaped blooms, but their nearly red (!), and besides, he's a Tea.
Niles Cochet - Tea Unbelievably slow to grow, but he's a Tea in the Cochet clan.
Polonaise - Shrub New in September. Beautiful flowers that last and last. Quite healthy.
Quietness - Shrub Here since October and looking good.