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"Single Moss", exact name and origin unknown.

"Single Moss"
I was given this variety labelled as 'Common Moss', which it clearly is not. Perhaps this is the moss that was collected from the gardens of Countess de Vandes (Wandes?)at Bayswater, England in 1807? That variety is simply called 'Single', and is of uncertain origin. There is another rose listed as R. cenitfolia muscosa simplex, which perhaps this may be. Whatever its origin, it is safe to assume that this is an old variety from the Victorian period or earlier.

The blooms are a perfect five-petalled single. The shrub is slow to build growth and appears to be mo more than 3 feet in height. Foliage is a wonderful bright green and the buds are very well mossed. This is a welcome addition to my collection of Mosses. Once-blooming, as are most of its type.

ARS merit rating: 8.1
Personal merit rating: 8.5
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones 5 to 8, zone 5 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 6 to 10 feet tall.
Fragrance: 4.0, strong Old Rose scent.

"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  

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