This is the name given to roses that have arisen as sports with the sepals, hip and flower stalk having moss-like growth. They have been derived from a mossy sport of R. ×centifolia (pre-1720), and a mossy sport of the Autumn Damask, R. damascena (first recorded in 1835). In the late 19th century breeding merged the two lines.
Source: (2002). Rosaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Flowers semi-double, cream-pink, fragrant, long-flowering, the moss colouring pink or red. Parentage unknown, raised Portemer, France,1855.
Flowers pink, semi-double, with prominent yellow stamens. Cross of Miniature 'Little Darling' with 'Chapeau de NapolÃÂÂ©on', raised by r. Moore, usa, 1971.
Thorny shrub. Flowers red to blackish purple. Parentage unknown, raised Fontaine, France, 1873.
Flowers single, deep magenta with yellow stamens,moss reddish. Parentage unknown, raised p. Lambert, Germany, 1911.
Flowers pale yellow, cupped, fragrant. 'Frau Karl Druschki' _ ('Souvenir de Claudius Pernet'_'Blanche Moreau'), raised Pedro Dot, Spain,1932.
Flowers in clusters, crimson, fragrant and with little moss. Parentage unknown, raised Laffay, France, 1863.
Flowers double, bright pink, fragrant with little moss. Parentage unknown, raised Verdier, France, 1861.
Flowers double, flat, pale pink with darker centre and purplish moss. Parentage unknown, raised Pernet pÃÂÂ¨re, France, 1877.
Flowers pink, strongly fragrant with prolific red moss. Parentage unknown, Robert, France, 1852.
Flowers small, double, maroon with yellow boss of stamens. Parentage unknown, raised Laffay, France, 1845.
A name sometimes applied to a Damask rose. Flowers white with a hint of pale pink, double, strongly scented and with a dense brownish green moss. A moss sport of 'Quatre Saisons' selected by Laffay, France. ['Quatre Saisons Blanc Mousseux']
Flowers deep pink, double, slightly mossy. Parentage unknown, raised Lacharme, France, 1854.
Flowers double, deep red, quartered. Parentage unknown, raised Pernet pÃÂÂ¨re, France, 1874.
Flowers prolific, in clusters, large, semi-double, magenta with purplish grey shading, slightly paler below, fragrant. Parentage unknown, Laffay, France, 1855.