Pick one: Munstead Wood, Darcy Bussell, Sophy's Choice, Alexandra
I'm considering giving away a floribunda--Pink Parfait--that occupies a prominent spot near my back door. There is nothing particularly wrong with Pink Parfait--it just bores me, doesn't make my soul sing! It also isn't quite as disease-resistant as the catalog copy claims, although it is still above average in that respect. I just don't love it.
So I'm looking for something that is visually appealing, good on the reblooming, and disease-resistant. And I think I want it a bit smaller than Pink Parfait--maybe 3 ft tall maximum. I really can't decide yet whether I want a red or will a good solid pink be sufficient? I think either might work in that spot. I've even wondered if an apricot-yellow blend might not work--but I already have several Molineux elsewhere in the yard, so want something different in this spot. I also have a Pretty Jessica already, so don't want to repeat that either.
So which of these Austins comes out the best in terms of beauty, floriferousness, and BS resistance--in the 3x2.5 range or thereabouts? The candidates so far are: Darcy Bussell, Munstead Wood, Sophy's Choice, Princess Alexandra of Kent. What do you think?
Appreciate any suggestions.