Apothocary Rose, he said "See that shoot there, I want you to have that." Then it was fall and then winter and then some new people bought the house. It took me a while to get to know them before I could ask them if I could have the shoot. I don't think they're into flowers but said sure, go ahead and dig it up whenever you want.
Post Script - The Apothocary Rose a R. gallica officinalis, the parent species of the gallicas. It's origin is at least medieval prior to 1500 and perhaps more ancient.