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'Mousseau Ancien' rose References
Book  (1996)  Page(s) 12.  Includes photo(s).
[Photo of mossed buds] Common Moss ('Communis', 'Old Pink Moss', R. centifolia muscosa) Moss shrub... a sport of the pink centifolia rose... a dainty covering of so-called 'moss' over the flower buds and stems... a support for the plant is useful...
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 60.  
Muscosa Moss. Description and background information... lovely Provence blooms of clear pink...
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 126.  Includes photo(s).
Common Moss (Rosa centifolia muscosa, 'Communis', 'Mousseau Ancien') Moss. Parentage: Sport from R. centifolia. Description... 'Common' because it was found in almost every cottage garden... It is a sport from R. centifolia and almost exactly like it in gorwth and foliage, adding to the luminous pink medium-size flowers the charm of 'mossy' sepals, whose resinouse scent adds a note to the sweet fragrance of the petals...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 104.  
Communis Moss, pale rose, ('Centifolia Muscosa'; 'Common Moss'; 'Mousseau Ancien'; 'Old Pink Moss'; 'Pink Moss'; R. centifolia muscosa); Appeared in southern France about 1696. Description.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 83.  
Centifolia Muscosa Moss, pink, (R. centifolia muscosa (Aiton) Sering; etc.); Cultivated prior to 1750. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 67.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 29.  Includes photo(s).
Rosa centifolia muscosa ('Old Pink Moss') A Centifolia Moss with mossy buds and flower stalks. Description. A sport of Centifolia.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 12, 27.  Includes photo(s).
Page 12: R. x centifolia muscosa A Centifolia sport... with mossiness on bud and flower stalk formed by a glandular, bristly growth with a rather astringent scent. It first occurred in 1696 and, being a novelty, was sought with eagerness by curious gardeners of the day.
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Book  (1988)  Page(s) 141.  
location 117/2+7, R. centifolia 'Muscosa' (Ait.) Seringe, MOSS-ROSE, GALLICANAE, deep pink, double, medium size, good fragrance, soliatry or cluster-flowered, floriferous, bushy, branched, 1-1.5 m, many bristles, light green large matte foliage, 5-7 leaflets
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 64, 65.  Includes photo(s).
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