We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Jackson and Perkins is an old stand-by for roses of all sorts, but there are many growers of antique roses these days - Google antique roses. Vintage roses are tougher than modern ones, and they smell like roses. Here's one source.
Got spectacular David Austin roses from Wayside two years ago that bloomed the summer after the spring I planted them. And the cheapest prices on the web. If you can stay your impatience and wait until the last possible planting time, you can get their amazing prices ($4 and 5$ for a plant) . But for the gambler as they may run out before your frugal heart is satisfied it's the lowest price, and some arrive dead. They have a guarantee, but I am not not good about keeping receipts, etc. A pain. But fun when a couple take off.
By contrast, the White Flower Farm New Dawn (sic?) cost twice as much, didn't bloom until the second summer, and then only a little. May have it in a bad spot...
One word for you all, probably needless, Manure. All you need for gorgeous blooms. Yeah, I use kelp extract, baby them with fancy European foliar feeding, etc. but the manure does more good than anything else. Particularly if you start out as I do with a shady lot, waterlogged soil, acid, clayey, in theory impossible to grow roses in.