Roses forum: Choices, Choices, what to choose?

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Aug 9, 2010 2:22 PM CST
I am looking for advice and suggestions. I'm winding down my planting for this year and starting my lists for the 2011 season. Right now, I have to choose between two roses, which one do I get? I'll be getting either one from RU, so I know I won't get humungo roses for a year or two. These are the two I'm torn between:

Cajun Moon
http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.36857

Moonstone
http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.898.1

I already have a Moonstone, and it definitely didn't like my past winter. But she survived and actually gave me a single rose this year. No pink on it, but no one was blooming right this spring/early summer. Most are starting to bloom closer to true.. Ebb Tide is the only one I'm really curious about as I haven't gotten another bloom off of it since my pink fiascos earlier this summer.

Any suggestions on one or the other, or even a different rose! would be appreciated.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Aug 9, 2010 2:49 PM CST

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I can't tell you anything about Cajun Moon, but Moonstone grows well for me.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 9, 2010 3:29 PM CST
Both are lovely. I especially like Cajun Moon and it is rated for colder zones than Moonstone. I have not grown either though.
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