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'Blue-Bijou' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 22-316
most recent 22 NOV 08 SHOW ALL
Initial post 29 OCT 07 by HelpSeeker
I saw this Blue Bayou rose planted in the Rose Garden of Adelaide Botanic Garden in South Australia, and I was immediately attracted by its unique violet-blue colour and its beautiful flower form.
It is the bluest 'true blue' rose I have come across, and there were about a dozen of the rose bush in the flower bed. I also noted that that the older blooms hold the blue colour very well (they did not fade like most of the other "blue" roses, nor turned pink like some other "blue" roses).

As it was a very windy day, I could not smell much fragrance from the flower.
However, if there is anyone out there who had/has grown this rose, please let me have your comments regarding the fragrance / perfume of the Blue Bayou.

Thanking you.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 21 NOV 08 by Georgieroses
Little fragrance but one of my favourite roses. A joy and a pleasure to grow.
Strong and vigorous. The colour is at its best in Spring and Autumn. Becomes paler at the height of summer so perhaps wise to plant it so that it has morning sun rather than the hotter afternoon heat.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 22 NOV 08 by Unregistered Guest
Thanks for your response, Georgieroses.
It is much appreciated.
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