After a 2 year evaluation I can say this is one fussy plant!
I’ll soon be giving it away or shovel pruning it.
For the few good quality blooms it DOES have, they are small, and not at all long or firm stemmed enough to put them with other roses or into a standing vase. Because this has miniature genetics, it acts the same way in a vase. Perhaps a single bud vase would be okay. I just don’t know how this could ever be considered a Florist Rose, unless it’s used in a corsage like a gardenia.
It has a lot of problems with mildew, the flowers get spotted during rainfall, and the bottom of the bush is naked when it’s summertime. It grows very awkward, as if it can’t figure out whether it’s a miniature or a climber. Lastly, there is zero fragrance.
Great for a conversation piece, but as a Frankenstein, it looks incredibly out of place next to other roses.
It’s been in the ground 2 years, and has grown to be only 14” tall. Other roses eclipse it, and you have to be able to put it into a place where there are no other standards around, or it will drop its leaves and turn yellow, because of living in their shadows.
My recommendation would be to get Alfred Sisley or George Burns, and you’ll have a nice FRAGRANT flower, combined with a very nice forming bush of good stature. I’d pass this one up, unless you only grow miniatures, and you don’t mind them awkward, and underperforming.