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'Crème Caramel' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 133-929
most recent 30 JUL HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 JUL by Hamanasu
More on the scent of Creme Caramel: This year I got no scent at all on the first two blooms but the third was very well-scented indeed. Interestingly, I found that Scent-sation was similarly unpredictable: Gorgeously scented when it did smell, but most of the time it just didn't. I am wondering if this is a characteristic of Fryers roses, as reports on their scents, both by retailers and growers, seem to vary wildly for the same variety. I'm intirgued by King's Macc, Cloud Nine, Mamma Mia and Seventh Heaven, and apart from lacking the space to grow them, what keeps me from buying them is that I cannot quite trust they'll be reliably fragrant. Another common characteristic Fryers' roses tend to share compared to roses from other breeders is their superior flower form. Creme Caramel is astonishingly beautiful in that department, and I find true elegance of form occurring by far more frequently in Fryers roses than the creations of any of their contemporary competitors.
Discussion id : 130-184
most recent 17 DEC HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 DEC by Hamanasu
In my garden in SE England this rose seems to come into bloom a few weeks later than most. Because of that, this year (2021) I only got one flush, as the leaves got blackspot afterwards and I removed all of them. That set the plant back (I get increasingly less sun in my garden as the year progresses and by October there is virtually none) and it ended up stalling. Almost all of my roses got a bad blackspot infection in 2021, including relatively recent ones that are supposedly disease resistant (such as Eyes for You) -- due to the vagaries of the weather, no doubt, but also, I suppose, to my getting lazy with spraying them with 'sulphur rose'.
Discussion id : 117-312
most recent 26 JUN 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 JUN 19 by Hamanasu
The scent of Creme Caramel can be elusive, but once the blooms are at the right stage of development (not too tight in the bud, not too old) the scent is clearly detectable, especially on humid days, and it's mouthwatering too. It is a very sweet variant of the tea scent, with a hint of spice, that to my nose comes across as something like toffee.
I thought the colour was too washed out to look good in the garden, but at the moment it's a pale mustard that looks very classy next to the candy pink of Georg Arends, the white of philadelphus, and the pale blue of hydrangea Mousseline.
There are many buds on the rose and each takes ages to unfold and expand, so each flower stays on the plant for a long time.
Discussion id : 94-225
most recent 25 JUN 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 2 AUG 16 by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
This rose would be a florist's dream. It has a constant and prolific supply of long-stemmed, long-lasting blooms of perfect form, even in 100-degree weather (at least, here in the dry heat in Idaho). I have been amazed. The height here is listed as 33". My bush is about 4.5 feet on average.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 JUN 19 by 1
I had wondered if it descended from 'Belle Epoque' like many other Fryer roses from that time do.

'Belle Epoque' turns that ghost grey-buff when it gets extremely hot and dry, and the foliage is somewhat similar. Form is obviously better. Fryer's also uses 'Pot of Gold' descendents, which can also give ghostly colors, which makes me also consider that as a possibility, as well.
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