Very nice, LadyAssassin. Most of the old wood bloomers no longer have nice blooms and are turning brownish. I can understand how nice it would be to look at those nice old wood blooms longer during the growing season. How is Vienna working out for you?
This was my second year with Vienna and I am very happy with the blooms, and the amount I got this year on a relatively small plant. It seems to be the only macrophylla that holds up very well in all day sun, and this past summer was very hot and humid with blazing sun every day.
I bought Cityline Mars in September, but the nursery had already deadheaded the blooms so I will have to wait until next summer to see this one.