Rosa centifolia 4-5' x same. Parentage unknown. Laffay, France, 1863. Famous old French rose also called Red Moss.
Gorgeous fragrant crimson double blooms cover highly productive arching canes. Loaded with flowers June-July. Moss roses are a sport from a 17th-century mutation on centifolias that caused tiny globular glands on the calyx and sepals that looks like…moss!
Attractive rough dark green foliage on very thorny stems. Upright sturdy canes look their best when trained or supported over stone walls, fences and posts. Small deep orange hips. Z4. (9-18" bare-root plants)
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Plant crowns 4–6' apart, in a large well-fertilized hole, in an area with at least 4–6 hrs of sun per day.