exact name and origin unknown.
I was given this variety labelled as 'Common Moss', which it
clearly is not. Perhaps this is the moss that was collected from the
gardens of Countess de Vandes (Wandes?)at Bayswater, England in 1807?
That variety is simply called 'Single', and is of uncertain origin.
There is another rose listed as R. cenitfolia muscosa simplex, which
perhaps this may be. Whatever its origin, it is safe to assume that
this is an old variety from the Victorian period or earlier.
blooms are a perfect five-petalled single. The shrub is slow to build
growth and appears to be mo more than 3 feet in height. Foliage is a
wonderful bright green and the buds are very well mossed. This is a
welcome addition to my collection of Mosses. Once-blooming, as are most
of its type.
merit rating: 8.5
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones
5 to 8, zone 5 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 6 to 10 feet tall.
Fragrance: 4.0, strong Old Rose scent.
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