That's really good growth for a first year rose, Neal! What did you feed it? Blood?
I think I'll plant it next to the Caramella Fairy Tale I just moved. I double checked today and every site lists those as growing to 3'.
Now I'm wondering about the rest of the roses I ordered. From what I found, the only one that is supposed to get huge is Honeymoon. Oh and of course 7 Sisters.
The others are
Marilyn Monroe 3-4' HT
Brigadoon 3-4' tall HT
Crescendo 5-6' HT
Soeur Emmanuelle 3-4' tall HT
Sunset Dreams 2x3' FB
Charles de Gaulle--didn't Toni say hers got really big? Palatine says 3-4'
Seven Sisters (10' )
The first 3 HT's do get a bit taller around here, but not wider.