Mary Lou Heard is locally famous in southern California for being a master gardener. She ran Heard’s Nursery for years; and we have a local garden tour each spring in her honor & her name. I got this rose when it came out (maybe going on 10 years ago). It waxes and wanes. Sometimes, it looks diseased & I cut it back regardless of the month—which is what I did recently. Then it grows & blooms like it is now. The roses are English style and the color is more magenta than it looks on my photos. I have them on my cottage table. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who has this rose, and what your experience has been.