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Still Impressed by "Simon Estes."

"Simon Estes," Day Two. by Leenechan
"Simon Estes," Day Two., a photo by Leenechan on Flickr.

And here I was worrying that this rose would be a dud!

Now I'm not surprised that it balled the first flush because of the wet weather. It has a very impressive 40+ petal count. This flower is three inches across, but I think that the blooms can reach four inches. It reminds me a lot of a clear pink version of the Austin rose "Lilian Austin." It must be pretty obscure, though, because until I submitted my photos there were only two pictures of it on helpmefind.com. Kristen submitted a photo, too, because she couldn't stop thinking about it.