1. Last year I found a plant of Midwest Living, another of Radler's hybrids, at a local Home Depot. Despite information in the patent application stating it is not as BS resistant as Knock Out it stayed very healthy last year in my central GA garden. I find the flower a more pleasing shade of red than Knock Out, perhaps a little darker. 2. I also have a red Mike Athy seedling that was shared with Geoff Coolidge of Cool Roses in south Florida. I don't believe it was ever registered. Name on the tag is AthyGruko. Very glossy foliage, extremely resistant to BS and dark red in color. A great landscape variety! It has produced a similarly colored OP seedling that I have kept.
3. If you don't mind a white eye on your red landscape roses Candia Meillandecor, Oso Easy Cherry Pie, is a very prolific bloomer, somewhat low and spreading. It's healthy and produces healthy seedlings.
4. A friend of mine has registered an outstanding red shrub named Rhapsody In Red. Way above average resistance to BS, nice sprays and extremely heat tolerant. Last year a crew repairing damage to my roof came to my door and asked if they could buy the plant. It stands out that much.
- Rhapsody in Red
- my seedling from AthyGruko