ROSES AND FUNGAL DISEASE

I'm fairly new to roses and was wondering if someone could suggest a variety. I am looking for a good, "Cut Rose" that I can cut and put in a flower vase in the dining room every so often. I really dont like to spray for black spot as often as every week. I have a hybrid tea variety called Chilula (they were out of the Rio Samba variety - which is what I REALLY LIKED) that i've barely kept alive in a large pot...Im gonna have to transplant it to a better place in my raised bed garden. I wondered if the black spot disease could be eradicated before I transplant it... or should I trash the plant? I thought about cutting the plant back and spraying it with a chemical that would kill all the spores.. even thought of a 1:10 bleach solution on the branches... I dont know... help please... I live in Texas, near the Dallas area.
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On Tue, 26 Dec 2006 14:38:05 -0600, Nevermind ( snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com) wrote:

Your best bet to pick a variety resistant to fungus. Roses are a high-maintenance plant, so if you really want cut roses you might consider having just one or two plants. Plant in a sunny area with plenty of ventilation. Keep the area around the plant free from debris. If a rose plant already has black spot, cut it way back and discard the trimmings in the trash. Do not water in the evening. You should apply an anti-fungus spray weekly for 2-3 months starting in early spring. Use the bleach solution on your pruning shears, not the plant.
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Phisherman wrote:

You can check out this link on my website
http://www.growersinfo.com/node/201
It contains information on Rose diseases
Craig Cooper http://www.growersinfo.com
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