'Mousseline' rose References
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 144.
Mousseline Translation: "Muslin". Mossy Remontant. Moreau-Robert 1881. The author cites information from different sources... Blush white... [Dickerson writes:] "'Mousselin' and 'Alfred de Dalmas', though frequently listed as synonyms by many modern authors and catalog-writers, were two distinct cultivars... [See Source for reasons why.]
Website/Catalog (Jun 1998) Page(s) 31. Includes photo(s).
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 66.
Alfred de Dalmas ('Mousseline') Description... blush pink semi-double flowers opening to show deep golden stamens, its buds are well covered with soft green and russet moss and the foliage is lush...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 392.
Mousseline Moss, white, lightly marked with rose, to pure white, 1881, Moreau-Robert. Description.
Book (1993) Page(s) 63. Includes photo(s).
Book (1988) Page(s) 66. Includes photo(s).
Book (1971) Page(s) 189.
Mousseline, 1855. It is difficult to decide whether this name or 'Alfred de Dalmas', under which this variety is also sometimes found, should be used. The old writers are not definite in their descriptions. This variety makes an extremely compact bush up to 4 feet or so, with many short twigs and distinct spoon-shaped leaflets; it flowers from June to October. The creamy blush blooms asre cupped and well filled with high centres. Very free flowering, few thorns, but not conspiciously mossy. This variety seems to me obviously related to the Damask 'Quatre Saisons Blanc Mousseux', perhaps through the Portland Roses themselves.
Book (1971) Page(s) 155.
Once seen these roses [Portland] are unmistakeable, and bear remarkable resemblance to the Perpetual Moss Rose 'Mousseline'. In fact, this resemblance, and the finding of two similar Mosses at the Roseraie de l'Haÿ ('Marie Leczinska' and 'Mélanie Valdor', both raised in 1865) quite forcibly prove that the Autumn Damask Rose has played some part in the formation of the Mosses. The hard almost woody moss of 'Quatre Saisons Blanc Mousseux' is undoubtedly encountered again in 'Mousseline' and 'Comtesse de Murinais'.
Book (1966) Page(s) 57.
Mousseline or Alfred de Delmas, unlike the tall Blanche Moreau, has grown into a dwarfer, more compact bush, which really does flower fairly perpetually. The blooms come in tight clusters and are only lightly mossed; but are very charming fora ll that, the colour being creamy pink.
Book (1959) Page(s) 49.
Mousseline, Alfred de Dalmas (1855). The two names are interchangeable and the same plant is supplied under either. This is the best repeater among all Hybrid Mosses, but it has little moss and what there is is of Damask type, prickly and green. Moss or not, this has great charm. A dwarf but willing plant, it blooms for me as well as any Floribunda. The plant is bushy, with long oval leaves, sharply pointed. Blooms are small, blush-pink, with little fragrance. Rarely without bloom, this has a perky charm.