I haven't had a lot of success with roses. I have glauca and moyesii, both of which have a tendency to yellowish leaves, not an attractive mix with purple tints of Rosa glauca. This year I bought '3 for 2' and got Charles de Mills, Sarah van Fleet and Felicia. The first 2 don't look too bad but Felicia looks weedy and sad. If I stick with rugosa cultivars will I have more success do you think?
I don't know where Charles de Mills fits into the classification of roses but I don't think he's a rugosa, he doesn't look like one. He hasn't gone yellow (yet) so he may be a success.
I have a hankering for those romantic floppy pink ones. Nothing too stiff and hybrid tea looking. I've got a Peter Beales catalogue and am overwhelmed by choices.