I have to confess that sometimes I am not always a fan of the names growers give to their flowers. Growers and hybridizers have a tendency to come up with names like Starfighter, Strong King, Cannonball, Killerbody, Crossfire… names that indicate that there was absolutely no femininity or any kind of elegance or subtlety involved in the naming process. I always find that a bit awkward, and I feel like most growers would probably do well in consulting their wives and daughters every once in a while. Do they really think that a nice elderly lady is waiting to see a flower named Killerbody in her terracotta pots this spring?This rant might make you think that I don’t like Blue Bayou for this lavender pink Dahlia, but this is far from true: I think this is one of the good ones. It has that dreaminess, it sounds romantic, it makes you think of a beautiful place, and with a bit of imagination, there actually is a bit of blue to be found in its petals. Blue Bayou is a great addition to any garden.