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Gloire de Mousseuses - Moss Rose

Gloire de Mousseux

Moss. Bred by Laffay in France in 1852.
Use:
 
Unfit for Mulch
Color:
 
Pale Pink
Form:
 
Quartered
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Moderate - 2 to 4 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Avoid

Comments It has pink, cupped flowers on weak canes. And is prone to disease.

BTW: For some years the Gloire de Mousseux in my NJ garden would lose all its leaves to downy mildew about three weeks after setting them, at about the time it bore its two flowers. Within three weeks half of my other old roses would follow suit, including Fantin Latour and Constance Spry, about a hundred feet away. One year when both the flowers it would produce for the year were lying face down in the mud due to buckled canes, I dug it up and removed it. It was my first shovel pruning event. In all of the six or seven following years, the fungal disease problem was about 90% better on even my most susceptible roses across the garden. In light of its inability to hold aloft the flowers it produced and its ability to singlhandedly destroy my rose garden, my personal rating of this rose is about 0.8. I must give it some credit for persisting and making flowers each year.