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Comtesse du Cayla & Louis XIV

Posted by adamharbeck WA Aust (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 18, 14 at 1:42

What can you good people tell me about these two?
Are they good performers in A warm-Mediterranean climate? Or are they sickly little things?


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RE: Comtesse du Cayla & Louis XIV

CdC is good for me, in my Mediterranean climate: healthy, good grower, beautiful blooms. I seem to recall reports that the flowers fry quickly in the heat. 'Louis XIV' may be the old HT 'Nigrette'. I haven't reached any conclusions about it yet except that it will almost certainly stay small. It grows very easily from cuttings, which is why I have a few plants of it to play with. It has dark, fragrant flowers and I think may turn out a nice rose.

RE: Comtesse du Cayla & Louis XIV

Cayla grows quite well and the flowers last about thirty minutes in intense, arid, direct sun. Louis is very likely Nigrette. No matter what it is classed, do not expect a traditional HT. It is small, runty, prone to rust, mildew and black spot and the flowers last even less time than Caylas, but they ARE about as black-plum velvet as they can be. Kim

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