I like all four roses, Jim. Apricot Twist X Ed Yesan is a very pretty color. The Magenta cross is vivid. I like Danae X Mutabilis. I don’t have room in my garden for Mutabilis crosses because it grows to 10 ft tall and I have to cut it down to 3 ft every other year. Another Mutabilis-type rose highly recommended by Louise Clements of Heirloom Roses nursery was Mateo’s Silk Butterflies, a pink Mutabilis type. 1993, bred by Lettunich of Corralitos, CA. The Livin’ Easy cross reminds me of Don Juan. I have another new cross that looks similar, Chrysler Imperial X Prospero, by David Austin. I’m waiting to put it in the ground. It looks like it will be a climber. I crossed Indigo, a Portland Rose from the 1830’s with Sunset Blvd, Harkness. It produced a nice short climber with very formal dark pink blooms, but it has a very blotchy black spot in mid-summer. Maybe Indigo could be used for its pollen to get that dark Indigo color. The Indigo bush was on its own root and it had suckers that traveled a great distance away from the plant.
Thanks John! I saw Mateo’s Silk Butterflies at Sierra Azul Nursery just yesterday and it looked good. I live just a few miles from Kleine Lettunich, and the roses she bred do very well here. My favorite rose of hers is Lyda Rose.