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'Perpetual White Moss' rose Description
'Quatre Saisons Blanc Mousseux' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Flor's Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
97 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Moss.
Registration name: Perpetual White Moss
Origin:
Discovered by Jean Laffay (France, before 1831).
Class:
Damask, Damask Perpetual, Moss.  
Bloom:
White.  Strong fragrance.  Medium, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  Mossed buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, upright.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  
Notes:
Royall River Roses says this rose has long, elegant buds that open to semi-double, sweetly fragrant white blossoms. The buds and stems are covered in dense brownish green mossing...
For a definition of Perpetual Moss, see its entry in the Glossary...
In RoseGathering's photo, there's a bloom of 'Perpetual White Moss' Shown with 'Autumn Damask' sported on the same plant. What a great illustration of the two roses!
 
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