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'Chapeau de Napoléon' rose References
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 114.  Includes photo(s).
Chapeau de Napoléon ('Crested Moss', Rosa centifolia cristata) Moss. Description... Legend has it that the 'Crested Moss' was found growing in a crack in a convent wall in Switzerland, in 1820... warm pink, globular flowers...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 116.  
Moss (OGR), medium pink, 1827, ('Chapeau de Napoléon'; 'Cristata'; R. centifolia cristata; R. centifolia muscosa cristata (Prevost) Hooker; 'Crested Provence Rose'); Discovered on the wall of a convent near Fribourg; Vibert. Flowers similar to Centifolia Muscosa, but the mossy excrescences confined to the edges of the sepals.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 61.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 55.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 80.  Includes photo(s).
[Listed under Moss Roses] ('Châpeau de Napoléon', 'Crested Moss', Rosa centifolia 'Cristata') A sport of Rosa centifolia which occurred on the wall of a convent in Fribourg, Switzerland around 1820. Not a Moss, but a sport with mossy outgrowth on the sepals. Summer flowering. Height: 5 ft. Very good scent.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 228.  Includes photo(s).
('Chapeau de Napoleon', 'Crested Moss', Rosa centifolia 'Cristata') used by Ralph Moore to develop his miniatures. Vibert (France) 1827. Summer flowering. Height: 150 cm (5 ft.) Fragrant.
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 25.  
('Châpeau de Napoléon', 'Crested Provence', 'Cristata') Centifolia shrub; rose pink; blooms of medium size, double; not remontant; growth shrubby, branching, support useful, 5 x 4 ft (1.5 x 1.2 m); no true moss, but tufts on calyx; good scent. Vibert before 1827. OGR
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 60, 61.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1984)  Page(s) 46-47.  Includes photo(s).
Rosa x centifolia ‘Cristata’ /Rosa x centifolia var cristata Prév. /Rosa x centifolia muscosa cristata (Prév.) Hook / Chapeau de Napoléon = rosier à cent feuilles. Trouvé en 1820, à Fribourg en Suisse, sur un mur de soutènement… port très étalé…
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 92.  
Cristata S. (see Plate 20). Large rose, exactly the shape of the old Cabbage Rose, very sweet. Pedicel and hip glandular, not mossy. Calyx glanded, fringed dense moss in tufts which give it its name. Large leaves upfolded, tips red. Downy below. Petiole with an upstanding line of glands above. Wood slightly red, many dark glands, a few large straight thorns. An interesting sport of the old Cabbage Rose, the curious sepals have given it in France the name of Chapeau de Napoleon after the famous three-cornered hat. It is not a true Moss, as the crest is limited to the margin of the calyx, and is an exaggerated development of the sepal margins.
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