|Mom smelling Henry Martin (moss rose)
|For Moss Roses
Centifolia roses are a complex hybridized
group of roses that have a sub class called
the "Moss Roses". All are hardy and exude
a strong perfume. Bushes range form
small to very large depending on the
variety. They can be prone to blackspot in
areas that have rainy summers.
Most are once blooming with a few
varieties that are remondant.
|Gros Chos de Hollande" The Old Cabbage rose" grows 6' x6'. Large, loose medium pink blooms are very fragrant. Born in cluster of 6
or more. (Very old)
Petite de Hollande ( miniature version of Gros Chos de Hollande.) Small 2 1/2" deep pink blooms on 4' x4'. A very nice centifolia
for the garden as it doesn't need support. bush
|notice moss on sepals
This is General Kleber and it sported
from the centifolia family.
|These roses are a single group derived from two sources:
two categories, because the former have heavy green moss on calyx
and stems, while the latter have rather sparse, brownish moss, and
bloom a second time in the fall.
Moss roses were very popular during Victorian times. The mossy
buds yield a Balm scent when touched, further enhancing the
pleasure of the intensely fragrant, fully double bloom with its tightly
packed petals. The mossy side buds, with their long, fringed sepals,
make a finished picture surrounding the open bloom.