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'Comtesse de Murinais' rose Description
'Comtesse de Murinais (moss, Vibert, 1843)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Roger Willeghems
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
 
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Moss.
Origin:
Bred by Jean-Pierre Vibert (France, 1843).
Introduced in Australia by John J. Rule, Victoria Nursery in 1858 as 'Comtesse de Murinais'.
Class:
Moss.  
Bloom:
White, light pink shading.  Strong fragrance.  Large, very double, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Mossed buds.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright.  
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
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.  
Parentage:
Notes:
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.
 
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