'Cramoisi Supérieur CL'

(Pronounced: krah mawh ZEE Soo pay ry UHR)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Agrippina CL' , 'Cramoisi Supérieur CL' , 'Cramoisi Supérieur Grimpante' , 'Lady Brisbane CL'

'Cramoisi Supérieur CL'

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

 

'Cramoisi Supérieur CL'

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The plant is moderate, twiggy, climber with abundant flowers occurring in small clusters. It is an excellent pillar specimen and may be used effectively on an arbor.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

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

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

Cl Ch

 
SEED
PARENT:

Sport of 'Cramoisi Supérieur'  

POLLEN
PARENT:

 

BREEDER:

Couturier  

INTRODUCED:

'Cramoisi Supérieur', CL was introduced by Couturier in 1885.  

DATE:

1885 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    8 '     to    120 '           Width:    4 '     to    8 '



'Cramoisi Supérieur', CL is a moderate, twiggy climber that grows to 12' and will spread to 8'.  

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:

Repeat. 'Cramoisi Supérieur', CL starts blooming in the late spring in the Texas Hill Country and continues to bloom through mid-summer.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      3.50"           Cluster Size:    3      to      6           Petal Count:    35 to 400          

Cramoisi Supérieur', CL flowers are 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:

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

 
COLOR VARIATION:

Occasional white streaks.  

FRAGRANCE:

SF - Slightly fragrant. 'Cramoisi Supérieur', CL has a faint but wonderfully fruity fragrance that reminds one of raspberries.

 
HIPS:

None Observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

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

 
PROPAGATION:

'Cramoisi Supérieur', CL is readily propagated by cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Availability is limited

Cramoisi Supérieur', CL is an excellent pillar or arbor rose.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

The availability of 'Cramoisi Supérieur', CL is limited.

 
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.