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98 Old Roses: Mossy Remontants.




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This article is from the Rose Gardening FAQ, by Bill Chandler chandler@austin.ibm.com, Jolene Adams jolene@cchem.berkeley.edu, Brent C. Dickerson odinthor@csulf.edu, Karen Baldwin kbaldwin@veribest.com, and many contributors

98 Old Roses: Mossy Remontants.

While the HP's were getting underway in the 1830's and 1840's, another
new sort of repeat-blooming rose made its appearance: the Mossy
Remontant. The first one was a sport of the Damask Perpetual `Bifera'
in 1835; but the first one intentionally bred was released by Mauget of
Orleans, France, in 1844. Over the next forty or so years, a number of
Mossy Remontants were released, some quite charming indeed, though many
are neither very mossy nor very remontant (reblooming). Many are close
to the Damask Perpetuals in plant habit, having undoubtedly been bred
from them, and make neat little bushes in the garden. Others seem to
have Hybrid Perpetual relations, and grow in the gawky way of that
tribe. These do better in warm climates than do the regular Mosses.
Their colors range from white through pink to deep red. `Alfred de
Dalmas', `Soupert et Notting', `Cesonie', `Mme. Edouard Ory', `Pompon
Perpetuel', `Salet', `Deuil de Paul Fontaine', `Baron de Wassenaer'.

 

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