'Cramoisi Supérieur'

(Pronounced: krah mawh ZEE Soo pay ry UHR)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Agrippina' , 'Cramoisi Supérieur' , 'Lady Brisbane'

'Cramoisi Supérieur'

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'Cramoisi Supérieur' is a fine old china rose with double, cupped, velvety crimson flowers that repeat throughout the growing season.

 

'Cramoisi Supérieur'

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The bush is low-growing and twiggy, with abundant flowers occurring in small clusters. It is an excellent hedging plant and may be used effectively as a border.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Cramoisi Supérieur' is a fine old china rose with double, cupped, velvety crimson flowers that repeat throughout the growing season.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

H Ch

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Unknown  

INTRODUCED:

Coquereau  

DATE:

1832 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    3 '     to    6 '           Width:    3 '     to    3 '



'Cramoisi Supérieur' has an upright habit and grows to heights between 3' and 4'. The overall plant is short and very twiggy.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dark green and small. There are five oval leaflets about 2" long with serrated edges. The stems are smooth and shiny with reddish hooked thorns. The sepals are long and velvety on the under sides

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. 'Cramoisi Supérieur' starts blooming in late March in the Texas Hill Country and blooms almost continuously throughout the growing season in warm climates.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    2.00"      to      2.00"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    30 to 35          

'Cramoisi Supérieur' flowers are medium sized (2-1/2"), double, cupped, and they occur in small clusters of 3 - 6 flowers. They retain their rounded shape even when fully open.

The oval petals fold inward before the flower is fully opened. In the heat of summer they tend to be smaller and have fewer petals. The buds are small and globular and never open all the way flat.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

'Cramoisi Supérieur' blooms are velvety rich crimson with occasional white streaks, and silvery reverse on the petals. The crimson color does not fade.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

Fragrant. 'Cramoisi Supérieur' has a faint but wonderfully fruity fragrance that reminds one of raspberries.

 
HIPS:

None Observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Cramoisi Supérieur' is easy to grow but it requires 6-8 hours of sun per day. It is a very hardy shrub that grows well even in poorer soils. 'Cramoisi Supérieur' responds well to occasional mulching.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Cramoisi Supérieur' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Good for bedding or mass plantings
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Availability is limited

'Cramoisi Supérieur' is an excellent hedging plant at the back of a flower border.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Cramoisi Supérieur' makes a good container plant and is particularly nice as a heavily blooming low hedge.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 115.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 103.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 16.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, pp. 12, 19, 58, 356-357.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, pp. 72, 81, 121, 135.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 206, 238-239.