Some roses bloom all summer. I have lots of these. Some roses only bloom once, in the spring. Of these, I have only one.
My once-bloomer is a gallica named 'Belle de Crecy'. She grows in zones 4 through 8. Nearly thornless. Spotless foliage. Tons of petals. Cute little button nose.
Why do I only have one? Am I greedy for more blooms? Well, yes. Although - for gardeners in the right zones, once-blooming roses (non-remontant) bloom for a very long time (a month or more), with a much higher count of blooms than the repeat (remontant) bloomers. It's whatever is best for your garden, and a lot of it has to do with your weather. Gallicas like cold winters, cool summers. Not always the type of weather we get in Texas.
The weather here is a bit hot for a gallica. In fact, I wasn't sure it would get cold enough for it to ever bloom. But, so far it has. Not sure I'll be able to say that every year, and this rose may go into decline if the weather tends to get hotter. Of course, if our winters stay cool, this beauty may become my biggest spring bloomer!
You may think I wish this rose would repeat. But I love it for what it is.
After all, it is my one and only gallica.
Do you have a non-remontant rose in your garden?