The Vintage Rosery
Unless otherwise noted, all photographs were taken of the roses in our gardens located in Needville, Texas (zone 8b.)
This is one of our favorite roses. In our climate, it is in bloom almost all year. The blooms are a dark crimson, with an occasional white streak on one of the petals. The blooms are very cupped and extremely fragrant. The fragrance has been likened to raspberries. The bush will grow to 6 or 7 feet, if not pruned back. Be sure to give it plenty of sun and you'll be rewarded with blooms throughout the year.
With a carpet of Bluebonnets at its feet, this Cramoisi Superieur has a hundred or more fragrant blooms this Spring day.
This Cramoisi Superieur was planted in good soil, and then pretty much abandoned at this farm house. We understand it is fertilized with Alfalfa meal twice a year. It is two years old in this photo.
Bred in France by Coquereau in 1832.
Old Bermuda Red Rose
Queen of Scarlet
Queen's Scalet ('Cramoisi Supérieur')