'Jeri Jennings' (or ARDjeri), the rose, is a 2007 release from the breeding program of Paul Barden. She is a Hybrid Musk of esquisite golden-yellow color, as you can see at the top, heavy gold in the center with the outer edges fading to golden-pink, and she is cluster-flowered with individual flowers just shy of 2 inches across. The fragrance of 'Jeri Jennings' is intense, with aftertones of her musky origins and the blooms drop cleanly at the end of their time. She's in her second summer in my garden now, about 2.5 feet tall, and I have little doubt she'll reach her predicted height of between 4-7 feet. Her canes are supple and sprawl a bit, so it looks like the bush will be wider than she is tall at maturity. Those sprawling canes are of great benefit, as they seem to promote flowering all along their length. Both flushes that have occurred thus far in my garden this summer have been lush with color (a sun-bleached picture of the second recent flush is pictured at the left). A cross of miniature 'Joycie' and a 1904 Lambert Hybrid musk named 'Trier', 'Jeri Jennings' is labeled as being hardy to 6A and has survived nicely in my mid-Continental clime. Paul Barden describes her on helpmefind.com as "possibly the best rose I have bred, to date."
I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Jeri Jennings, the person, but I know of her passion for rescuing lost roses, and of her writing (she has two chapters in The Sustainable Rose Garden, printed by Newberry Books in 2010), and I know that she is a still-active rosarian, with excellent advice about roses and gardening, who participates in the Antique Rose forum on gardenweb.com. One of the chapters by Jeri Jennings in the aforementioned book is "Secret Garden Musk Climber", so I can't imagine a better tribute for a lovely rosarian.
(P.S.; Jeri Jennings, the rose, is not very thorny; small, insignificant prickles).