I bought 'Cinco de Mayo' rose on impulse. It was there. I was there. Why not? That was the total sum of my thought process that went into buying this rose.
Roses are very unique and individual plants. Some play nice; others are divas.
But 'Cinco de Mayo' has been a great addition to my garden. It's like that commercial where the young woman giggles that her man wants it "All the time!" Ask me when Cinco de Mayo is in bloom and I'll giggle "All the time!" Well, I probably won't giggle, but I could. It's that good.
I love its ruffled blooms. And the color is unusual. The blooms have a smoky lavender look to them - in cooler weather. But the lavender is easily lost when it gets hot. That doesn't matter to me. It's a blooming machine. Cinco de Mayo does well in zones 6 though 9, has a slight scent, and is very disease resistant.
Do I love it?
hehehehehe "All the time!"