'Muscosa Alba' rose References
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 120.
On June 15th, 1819, Henry Shailer, of Little Chelsea, exhibited at the Horticultural Society, London, nine kinds of Moss Roses, including his White Moss Rose.
Book (May 1998) Page(s) 66-67. Includes photo(s).
Rosa muscosa alba ('White Moss Rose') Description... the blooms are white with a very slight pink flush -- never absolutely white. Shailer, the English nurseryman, first distributed this beautiful rose four to five years ago. It is presumed to be a hybrid between Rosa centifolia nivea and the 'Common Moss'... Boursault introduced it to France...
Book (Mar 1998) Page(s) 39. Includes photo(s).
Rosa x centifolia muscosa alba ('Mousseuse Blanche', 'Shailer's White Moss') Description... This mutation of Rosa x centifolia muscosa appeared in England in 1788... very pale pink flowers are surrounded by mossy sepals full of resinous sap...
Book (1997) Page(s) 166-167. Includes photo(s).
Shailer's White Moss Moss. Shailer (UK) c. 1788. Description and cultivation... Supposed to be the white form of R. centifolia muscosa but [Beales doesn't think so]...
Book (1997) Page(s) 22.
The white sport of 'Common Moss', flowers over a long period and exudes an exquisite perfume.
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 61.
Muscosa Alba Moss... Description and background... this rose is identical with Redouté's beautiful portrait of Rosa centifolia muscosa alba. He calls this 'Shailer's White Moss'... 'Shailer's White Moss' occurred in 1790... the blooms are flushed with flesh tint in the centre immediately on opening, passing to pure white... occasionally a pink petal is produced... a delightful rose...
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 74. Includes photo(s).
Book (1993) Page(s) 62. Includes photo(s).
Book (1993) Page(s) 80. Includes photo(s).
[Listed under Moss Roses] ('White Bath', 'Shailer's White Moss', Rosa centifolia muscosa alba) A sport from the 'Common Moss', recorded in 1788. A reversion to the pink has been noted. Summer flowering. Height: 4 ft. Well scented.