Unfortunately, at this time, Schreiner's is not offering the really dark violet you saw here. That variety is known as 'Sultry Challenger'. They must have sold well and they are rebuilding their stocks of rhizomes. This may well mean that it will return, but the price might bump up a bit. But, then, you've got more than enough to satisfy you with alternatives. If you don't, you're incorrigible.
I search the catalog looking for colors and combos that I like. I group them all together and then select the best options with the lowest price. I tend to buy three rhizomes of any one variety, so I can get a group bloom fairly quickly. This year, I ordered a yellow, two pinks and a white. But then, I'm something of an addict.
I saw that. I am overwhelmed by it all. I can’t decide what I want and what colors I like. I know I want some Rd looming ones. Alternative..... I saw so many amazing alternatives.
Addict! You turned me into an Iris addict. All I’ve ever known is the ones that I took from my grandmothers garden. It’s now one of my favorites type of flowers. I’m so sad that my last bloom opened up today on my grandmothers light purple Iris. It always makes me think she is still with me when they bloom.
So...While we are waiting, your OP noted that you 'took some cuttings'...multiple cuttings. From various shrubs?
How many cuttings did you trial? Did they all flourish?
I'm particularly interested in what you did with the cuttings to get what is obviously a rooted rose bush with a blossom. Did you just stick the cutting in a bucket of soil? Treated soil? Did you treat the cuttings with anything? I'm interested in any rooting promoting aids.
I have no buds on my mystery rose so I think it may be an Autumn bloomer.
All of a sudden it bloomed! It's white. So I have 2 whites, of which one is a mini rose, and a huge ugly pink one which is glorious. Yes, that sentence is confusing. The bush is huge and glorious, the colour is ugly.
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