Tell me about Blue Bayou (Floribunda, 1993)
I've had my eye on this lavender Floribunda for some time now. More than one rosarian has noted this as the most beautiful lavender rose. However, I have absolutely no experience with it. Heirloom should be offering it own root next year. I was thinking about planting it with Blue-for-You in a bed devoted to lavender roses. Two others I'm considering is either Royal Amethyst or Melody Parfumee (as an Angel Face substitute, which I've never been able to grow to any satisfaction).
How do these roses do own root? Is Blue Bayou fragrant (I've read contrasting reports). I spray so disease resistance shouldn't be an issue. I[m more interesting in knowing about the plants vigor.
This pic of Blue Bayou by Nanadoll at another RF thread made my jaw drop.