My hubby told me to go ahead and get 2 more Austin roses, as our recent troubles have gotten much better (boy does he know how to reward me!) so how could I possibly not--even though the shipping window for our zone is over. They will still ship, but I will not get the usual guarantee. I just had to pick this rose (as well as Heritage). They will be 2 of the most coddled roses in history. Here's hoping! But I think they will be ok, we just had our last frost date on the 15th.