'Rook' is still in its pot (no surprise to those of you who know me well). In spite of this, it is flowering profusely. Each flower is magenta-grape-burgundy-purple, and the fragrance is heavenly!
I took one of the flowers with me last weekend, to show it to the rose friends that I was visiting. All were amazed that it was a new hybrid. ('Charles de Mills' x 'Chianti').
If its performance in the pot is any indication, 'Rook' is a winner! I have already chosen its spot in the garden, and I hope to have it planted in the ground very soon.
(Thank you, Mark!)