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'Centifolia Muscosa' rose Description
'<i>Rosa muscosa</i> Ait.' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
154 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Moss.
Registration name: Centifolia Muscosa
Exhibition name: Communis (moss)
Origin:
Discovered by Unknown (circa 1696).
Introduced in Australia by George J. Smith, Royal Exotic Nursery in 1862 as 'Common Moss'.
Class:
Moss.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  up to 50 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Mossed buds.  
Habit:
Arching, bushy, suckers on its own roots, well-branched.  Large, matte, light green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 4' to 6' (120 to 185cm).  Width: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
'Old Moss' known at Carcasonne in France around 1696 - see References (doubtful). First mention in 1699.
 
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