Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Bloom shape: Globular
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Red blend
Extra Bloom Info: Double to full, in clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: China
Extra Color Info: Cherry red, with white streaks
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-6 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Coquereau, 1832
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red and white
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Seedling of: Slater's Crimson China
Child plants: 3 child plants

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Cramoisi Superieur'
  • 'Agrippina'
  • 'Bengale a Petales Striees'
  • 'Bengale Eblouissant'
  • 'La Gaufree'
  • 'Lady Brisbane'
  • 'Old Bermuda Red Rose'
  • 'Queen of Scarlet'

Common names
  • Rose
Also sold as:
  • Cramoisi Supérieur

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  • Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 6, 2014 2:33 PM concerning plant:
    This is one of the super-resilient and drought-tolerant roses that can be seen growing in vacant lots and along roadsides everywhere in my county (the others are Madame Alfred Carriere and Dorothy Perkins). In my garden, it's situated on a slope that's rarely watered, but it continues to exhibit vigorous growth and regular flushes of blooms despite the lack of care it receives. The blooms are small, but they grow in clusters and they cover the bush, creating an eye-catching display. The blooms smell like raspberries, my favorite fragrance in roses.
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 10:04 PM concerning plant:
    Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
    "This fine old rose has velvety, rich crimson flowers with a silvery reverse and a deliciously fruity fragrance. The double, cupped form of the blossoms is distinctive, keeping with the rounded shape even when fully open. Like all true Chinas, it is very nearly everblooming in a warm climate. The leaves are small, neatly shaped, dark green and very healthy. The plant has an upright habit and, if left unpruned, will slowly grow to over five feet tall and equally wide. Cramoisi Suprieur or Agrippina, as it is sometimes still called, is one of the old roses that can often be found in country gardens of Texas and the South. It is a valuable and beautiful landscape plant that provides almost continuous color. "

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