A rose by any other name.
You probably know that rose bushes have NAMES. I love the "Peace" rose, but it doesn't grow well in my yard. Over the years several different roses have been tried. Soil was amended to help, but in most cases the aphids and black spot fungus take their toll.
However there is one rose that I absolutely LOVE and it's name is "Rio Samba." I had one about 10 years ago that just grew and grew without insecticide, without fungicide, and pretty much without watering. Then, a neighbor had a tree company come cut down one of his trees. They let a limb SMASH through the middle of that gorgeous rose bush and it never recovered.
Maybe 2 or 3 years ago I saw a new one for sale and scooped it up. It has been planted in the same spot and has just been thriving. Again, very little help on my part.
From the picture I hope you will see why I love this rose so much. The blooms open up yellow, mature orange, and die red. And all of these colors are on the bush at the same time. If you click on the picture you will see how many buds there are waiting to open.