Last summer I planted this white rose from my daughter. It bloomed all summer long. I was able to keep the bugs off even those darn Japanese Beatles. I also planted a pink rose and this year she gave me a lavender rose. Another flower that I LOVE are Peonies. Their life spans is way to short. They bloom in the spring in our rainy season and they always get stomped down. If you don't pick them before the rain then they fall to the ground and fall apart.