This article is from the Rose Gardening FAQ, by Bill Chandler firstname.lastname@example.org, Jolene Adams email@example.com, Brent C. Dickerson firstname.lastname@example.org, Karen Baldwin email@example.com, and many contributors
These roses, originally a sport of the Centifolia, bear on their
flower-stems and sepals a mutation of the glands making it appear as if
a green or reddish-brown moss were growing there, adding a unique
delicacy to the buds. In this group can be found some deep crimsons,
lacking among the regular Centifolias; this is possibly due to some
hybridization involving crimson China roses. `Common Moss', `Gloire des
Mousseux', `William Lobb', `Deuil de Paul Fontaine', `Striped Moss'.