A co-worker of mine has a Confederate rose and used to bring blossoms to work. They last for perhaps a day, but they are lovely flowers. She grew up in Mississippi and her father was a botanist. He raised the shrub and hers is grown from a cutting of that shrub.
The rose she had was a delicate pink, and stayed pink all day, unlike some other varieties.
I'd love to have a Confederate rose, but I don't think my thumb is green enough. I do best with plants that thrive on neglect, which certainly does not describe this rose. I can get a lantana to live, but I've had very little luck with anything with "rose" in the name.