Rose Crested Moss flA sport of ‘Centifolia’, this moss rose differs from its parent in having a dense, leafy, bright green growth on the edges of its sepals. The growth is especially noticeable on the buds and resembles the three cornered hat that Napoleon wore hence the alternative name ‘Chapeau de Napoleon’. The flowers have numerous medium pink petals and are carried singly or in clusters of up to seven on arching canes. The stems have lots of prickles and the leaves are coarse and droop. Pegging encourages lateral stem growth and increases flowering.

Rose Crested Moss budType: Centifolia/Moss

Origin: Switzerland, 1827

Parentage: Sport of Centifolia Muscosa ‘Communis’

Flower Size:

Petal Count: Very full (41+)

Scent: Strong and sweet

Flowering: Once for several weeks

Plant Size: 4-5’ H x 4’ W

Hardiness: Zones 4-9

ARS Rating: 8.6

By Karen