clicking on this icon will always return you to this page

What's new

English Roses
Hyb. Bracteatas
Hyb. Musks
Hyb. Perpetuals

Hybrid Teas
Modern Shrubs
Moss Roses

Site Index


Comtesse de Murinais, bred by Vibert, France 1843.

Comtesse de MurinaisAs sometimes happens, I came to know this beautiful Moss rose entirely by accident. I had purchased another Moss rose a while back, and when it bloomed, it turned out to be this one, and not the one I thought I had bought. Tags get mixed up at the nursery...that sort of thing. I rarely get upset about it when it happens because inevitably, I am introduced to a new variety that way!

'Comtesse de Murinais' is one of the taller Mosse roses, of the Centifolia type. It's a tall shrub growing to about 6 feet in height, sometimes more in a warmer climate, and fairly upright. Very intensely thorny canes are well clothed in foliage. Sweetly scented blooms are produced once a year, over a 4 week period. Individual blooms are quite large, opening a pale blush color, and fading quickly to nearly pure white.

ARS merit rating: 7.5
Personal merit rating: 8.0
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones 5 to 8, zone 5 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 4 to 7 feet tall, depending on climate.
Fragrance: 4.0, strong Centifolia scent, mixed with sweet, classic rose fragrance.

"12-59-10" Mrs William Paul
Alfred de Dalmas "Nightmoss #1" (unregistered)
Barbara Oliva Nightmoss
Capitaine John Ingram "Nightmoss #3"(unregistered)
Cee Dee Moss Nuits de Young
Comtesse de Murinais "Orange Moss"
Connie Lohn Paintbrush
Dresden Doll Pelisson
Fuzzy Wuzzy Red Red Moss Rambler
Gabriel Noyelle Robert Leopold
Golden Moss Rougemoss
Goldmoss Salet
Heidi Scarlet Moss
Henri Martin "Single Moss"
Lady Moss William Lobb
Lemon Delight Un-named seedling
Loan Hulse Violacée
Mme de la Roche-Lambert  
Mel Hulse  

Original photographs and site content © 2006 Paul Barden, All Rights Reserved.