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'Rosa muscosa' rose Description
'Centifolia Muscosa' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
138 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Moss.
Registration name: Centifolia Muscosa
Exhibition name: Communis
Origin:
Discovered by Unknown (circa 1696).
Class:
Centifolia, Moss.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  up to 50 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Mossed buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, well-branched.  Large, matte, light green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).  Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
'Old Moss' known at Carcasonne in France around 1696 - see References.
 
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