HelpMeFind Roses, Clematis and Peonies
Roses, Clematis and Peonies
and everything gardening related.
DescriptionPhotosLineageAwardsReferencesMember RatingsMember CommentsMember JournalsCuttingsGardensBuy From 
'Comtesse du Cayla' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 123-612
most recent 1 NOV HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 OCT by ThomasR
Hi, I am trying to identify a rose that was part of a bouquet. I think it looks like Comtesse Du Cayla. The cut flowers had a light scent that reminded me of bananas. Can someone confirm that ?
Reply #1 of 7 posted 30 OCT by jedmar
No, I do not remember that. Checking the banana scent it seems to be comprised of amyl butylate, amyl acetate and ethyl butyrate. These are not components found in the fragrance of 'Comtesse de Cayla' (see the 2007 reference). CdC has a typical tea rose fragrance.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 31 OCT by ThomasR
Thank you Jedmar, your answer is so clear. Maybe I do not have the best nose ! I related the scent to banana, but in a very discreet way, not the heavy artificial banana, actually something between apple and banana to me... The bouquet wasn't offered to me, I just picked some flowers for propagation. Archiduke Joseph is starting to develop some scent in my garden, otherwise the Tea scent is still a vague concept to me ! I join some pictures, the petal count, bloom colours, fluffy receptacles look similar I think, can you think of another rose ? Best regards, Thomas.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 1 NOV by jedmar
I understand your point - it does look like 'Comtesse du Cayla'. But also like 'Mme Eugène Resal' and 'Mme Laurette Messimy'! These three teas from Pierre Guillot are so alike and so variable, that I cannot tell them apart. Here some photos of the three:
Reply #4 of 7 posted 1 NOV by jedmar
To illustrate the variability, these are also the same plants
Reply #5 of 7 posted 1 NOV by ThomasR
Thank you Jedmar, this is very helpful ! Great color on the fifth picture ! Is the fourth Comtesse du Cayla ?
I am going to have a look at all three roses and look for some clues... I noticed the rose suddenly lost its firmness two days after being cut, maybe this affected the scent. Also the leaves looked so "flat" and neat, maybe due to season... Than you again for the tracks, Thomas.
Reply #6 of 7 posted 1 NOV by jedmar
If you click on the photos, you can see the names. The fourth picture is 'Mme Eugéne Resal'
Reply #7 of 7 posted 1 NOV by ThomasR
Oh, I didn't see the names ! Looking at the site's pictures, Comtesse du Cayla seemed to have less rounded receptacles than the two others, but apparently this is not a reliable feature... I took cuttings so I may be able to see it grow and evolve. Thank you Jedmar.
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.
© 2021