Sharifa Asma is one of those favorites. And it's easy to see why. The petals are somewhat transparent making the flowers seem to glow from the centers, deeper pink ringed with paler.
I actually first fell in love years before I ever had a (n outdoor) garden. Visiting the Cleveland Botanical Garden I discovered Sharifa Asma as I sniffed all the roses looking for any with fragrance. A small plant with pink roses caught my eye (nose).
The plant is very healthy, too. It's been a difficult year for roses. Most of mine are suffering from fungal diseases to some degree. Sharifa Asma is not and after a short lull, the plant is once again covered in blossoms.
I guess it's no surprise that I love it.