Being from northern Wisconsin, the Spins grow like weeds here. However, given their need for a period of cold dormancy, I know that is generally not the case in some of the warmer zones. But, about 15 years ago I was in Texas during the spring bloom and visited the home of someone in Houston who had a Doorenbos Selection in full bloom. She told me it was the only Spin she had been able to grow successfully. It really is a nice little rose--especially given the tendency for many of the Spins to become monsters. DS stayed quite compact for me. It was fully hardy and typically Spin in appearance--just compact. Given it's ability to grow in the warmer zones it would be fun to know who the parents might have been.