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'Comtesse du Cayla' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 98-232
most recent 29 MAR 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 MAR 17 by Give me caffeine
Not impressive so far. Scraggy form, and insufficient foliage to make a good shrub.

Flowers are quite nice, but nothing spectacular. May do better as it matures.
Discussion id : 97-391
most recent 9 FEB 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 FEB 17 by hebe
While I love the colour and form of this rose, both bloom and shrub, the blooms burn very quickly here. If i had an early morning sun only position (till 11am), I would try it there, but am sorry to say I will be shovel pruning it after 5 years.
Discussion id : 94-492
most recent 21 AUG 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 AUG 16 by Give me caffeine
Just got my first sniff of the scent on this one. I have to say I don't actually like it.

Looks very chirpy, so no way would I call it a total loss, but I've managed to get one that I'm not particularly keen on sniffing. I suppose that's good for variety, since the rest of them are scrumptious.

It may improve with age, or different conditions, since I'm told it should smell like sweet peas.

Edit: My sniffometer must have been playing up the other day. The Comtesse smells fine this morning.
Discussion id : 94-300
most recent 9 AUG 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 AUG 16 by Give me caffeine
I think the sizes given on the description page should be increased. The photos for this rose have Californian examples, with sizes given as up to 3 metres tall and 4 metres across.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 9 AUG 16 by Patricia Routley
I am not terribly sure about that as the average height in the references seem to be from 4 to 6 feet high, with a width wider than the height. I wonder if the height shown in the Californian photos is average for that State?
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