'Comtesse de Murinais' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Museo Giardino della Rosa Antica
White, near white or white blend Moss.
White, light pink shading. Strong fragrance. Large, very double, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Mossed buds.
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright.
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm). Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Prune after flowering is finished. Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third.. This rose blooms on old wood.
Rivers believes one of the parents of 'Comtesse de Murinais' is the Damask rose - see references. Robert was employed at Vibert in 1843. The classification in some References as a gallica or centifolia seems to be an error.