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'William Lobb' rose References
Book  (Feb 2009)  Page(s) 38.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Feb 2009)  Page(s) 39.  
‘William Lobb’/’Duchesse d’Istrie’/’Old Velvet Moss’: Les rosiers mousseux. Parents non connus. Obtenteur: Laffay, 1855… NB: William Lobb était un botaniste anglais qui récolta des plantes en Amérique du Sud pour les pépinières Veitch. Description et conseils.
Book  (2001)  Page(s) 92.  
William Lobb Moss, mauve, semi-double, 1855. Rating: 8.1
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 630.  Includes photo(s).
‘William Lobb’/’Duchesse d’Istrie’/’Old Velvet Moss’: Ancien - Mousseux - mauve. See reference Botanica’s Roses. Laffay France 1855. Ascendance inconnue.
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 630.  Includes photo(s).
William Lobb ('Duchesse d'Istrie', 'Old Velvet Moss') Moss. Laffay (France) 1855. Description... Deservedly one of the most popular Moss Roses... semi-double flowers with golden yellow stamens... purplish petals have a lavender-pink reverse. Deep down near the base, each petal is flecked with white...
Website/Catalog  (Jun 1998)  Page(s) 31.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Mar 1998)  Page(s) 44-45.  Includes photo(s).
Rosa x centifolia muscosa 'William Lobb' ('Duchesse d'Istrie', 'Old Velvet Moss') Description... interesting for its large dimensions and its colour, violet-purple fading to lilac-grey...
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 167-168.  Includes photo(s).
William Lobb ('Duchesse d'Istrie', 'Old Velvet Moss') Moss. Laffay (France) 1855. Description and cultivation... flowers: a mixture of purple, grey, magenta and pink...
Book  (Oct 1996)  Page(s) 55.  
William Lobb ('Old Velvet Moss') Description... This is a rich, sumptuous crimson-purple jewel of a rose, full-petalled blooms conveniently goblet shaped for plunging a nose in and sniffing...
Book  (1996)  Page(s) 87.  
William Lobb ('Duchesse d'Istrie') Moss shrub... double flowers of purple to lavender grey... Named after a noted Victorian botanist...
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