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Comtesse de Murinais - Moss Rose

Comtesse de Murinais

Moss. Bred by Vibert in France in 1843.
Use:
 
Cutting Bed
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
Muddled
Fragrance:
 
Strong Damask
Remontance:
 
No
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Medium - about 3 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 10
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments According to Paul Barden it is a centifolia-moss cross. Canes display some of the hirsute qualities of moss roses. David Austin notes that it is a very good shrub, thanks to some damask influence. That's believable because the foliage is a little more glaucous than that of most centifolias. Whatever its specific heritage, it is a fragrant white rose with some old rose charm. And hips.