Jerry, the sample that you sent me survived! This winter, I put a post by it so that it didn't get lost or stepped on before protecting it with peat. It is growing and setting leaves now. It is about 8" tall at the moment. (Obviously, I removed the winter protection)
My end of year special yellow tree peony survived also. I had seen it blooming at the pricey nursery near my home. Once it was done blooming, it was put on special for $20. I offered $10 and they accepted it! Early this spring, I was worried because the tops looked brown, but new growth sprouted lower on the plant. It had a matching stick and peat. I saw lots of die back on everything this winter, but most survived. It is wonderful to see green leaves instead of black sticks in the spring. Thanks to everyone who helped me to learn how to select roses that would survive!
One yellow rose on my wish list is Austin's buttercup. Not a typical Austin, but very attractive. I LOVE blue flowers planted with yellow roses. My kitchen is blue and yellow also.