Posted: 15/05/2012 at 17:35
NO. Some don't like full sun. David Austin lists Teasing Georgia, Falstaff and Tess of the D'urbevilles as being good for shade and they're doing fine here. They are modern so disease resistant and repeat flowering but will only get to about 2 or 3 metres high and wide. DA also offers The Generous Gardener which gets to about 3 or 4 metres in my garden.
Older varieties which will get bigger are Golden Showers, Souvenir de Dr Jamain, Mme Alfred Carrière and Guinée but these are more prone to black spot and mildew and the last 3 only flower once.
You could combine them with a group 3 clematis to carry flowers after the roses have gone over - Betty Corning, Graveteye Beauty, Pagoda, Princess Diana, Perle d'Azur. Look them up on this site for flower size and colours and the size ofplant too as they'll need a trellis or wire support - http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/