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PB is already starting to climb up the obelisk that I'm training it on. The blooms are pretty, but unfortunately, they're not self-cleaning.
My "Perfume Breeze" plant didn't lose any of its leaves this winter, but it was an extremely mild one in Baltimore, MD. I gave Perfume Breeze a haircut a couple of weeks ago. I just pruned the dead canes and sheared the ends a little, like I do with other bushy roses (like the polyantha The Fairy, the mini Sweet Chariot, and the China Mutabilis). I noticed today that it's pushing up many new green sprouts. At this point its habit reminds me of my tall, bushy HM, "Darlow's Enigma" when it was still young. I'll tie up some of the longer canes on the obelisk it's growing against. Even last year's leaves look healthy.
June 25, 2019: Bought a very large potted plant of "Perfume Breeze" from a nearby Home Depot. It had a few overblown blooms on it; I didn't notice any particular fragrance, but it was evening and my allergies are bad this time of year. The plant had a bit of blackspot on a few leaves, but it had been crowded together with the other roses at the store, so I'm sure that probably didn't help. (Plus, EVERYTHING gets blackspot in MD.) I put the pot in the backyard and watered it well. I don't know when I'll have time to plant it; I still have to put together the obelisk it will be occupying. It's supposed to be 90+ degrees F here for the next few days, so I'll make sure it doesn't dry out.
First impressions: VERY prickly! Reminds me a lot of a hybrid musk in habit. I'll check to see whether it's own-root or budded when I transplant it.