Purchased as a two gallon own root plant from ARE March 2011. Plant was slow growing it's first year in the ground with not much bloom. Second year, growth is vase shaped and about five feet tall, still fairly slow to bloom. I moved plant from its home near Archduke Charles, fearing that it would grow too large there, to an empty space of the garden. It should be allowed to sprawl now. Easy Does It and Spiced Coffee are the nearest neighbors. I'm also considering a white to add to the mix, perhaps Trinity.
August 2012, I discovered chilli thrips in the garden and BD was indeed infected. Cut bush back to four feet and she bounced back without a problem.
April 2013- After a very fungus-y Spring, BD looks like she's ready to bloom. A good 7/10 flowers so far this year have balled, but hopefully this next round will do better as there will be more heat.
Dec 2013- Moved BD to new property, but she did not appreciate being relocated one bit. Still in a pot for now.
New plant ordered from A Reverence For Roses 10/2017
Planted in garden 2018
6/6/2020- Size is about 4h x 3w. Blooms quite a bit even in too much shade.