I've neglected the poor thing for years yet it grows and blooms non-stop, thriving in a buried 4 gallon Water Wise Container Garden in my hot DRY west street bed. But the blooms have gotten much smaller and with far fewer petals. But now that the autumn cool down is here I'll give it a 50% cutback, a lush feeding of fish emulsion, chicken poop and Epsom salts plus a couple of deep waterings per month...by late winter/early spring the blooms should be lovely again. Of course I will try to root cuttings to share as this rose deserves to be in plenty of Florida landscapes. I agree....it really IS a drought resistant Tea Rose.