Great choices for a good-sized tree include 'Crimson Shower', with dark foliage offsetting crimson flowers, and 'Francis E Lester' for a wilder-looking flower like a super-sized dog-rose
(both David Austin).
While the roses regarded as most desirable for distillation into rose-water were red or crimson,(3) the dog-rose
, wild rose, or eglantine, then as now, ranged from white to pale pink.
But I saw them coming on the opposite sidewalk, Moroccan collars under cheeks like dog-roses
, with sky-blue skirts, and stiletto heels tapping out small, tender periods after their hopes.