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Rosa ‘Common Moss’

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourDull green

Description

Rosa ‘Common Moss’ (Rose). This is also called R. centifolia 'Muscosa', and R. 'Old Pink Moss'. A vigorous shrub which produces fragrant, cup-shaped, double, pink flowers in mid summer. Has dull green leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Northern Hemisphere

Interest and use

Fragrance, cutting bed, ornamental

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This grows well on a support.

Propagation

By budding in summer or by hardwood cuttings in autumn. Hybrids are often propagated by grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

All roses will be prone to attack by various pests and diseases, i.e. aphids, blackspot, powdery mildew, die-back, canker, crown-gall, honey-fungus, soil-sickness, viruses, downey mildew, rust and sawfly.

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