David Austin in his book “The English Roses” says about his Graham Thomas rose...
“Graham Thomas” might be described as no longer in the top flight of English Roses, although it is a valuable variety, no least for its colour, which is unique among English Roses and rare among other roses.
And I only can think that he wrote down this under a serious attack of modesty because how this beauty can not be on the top of the top. Healthy plant, beautiful foliage and what a colour! In this point I totally agree with Mr. Austin, of course.
Honestly a flower garden must have this rose or something important would be missing. Don’t you think so?