Comtesse de Murinais (Moss)
The Rose Amateur's Guide, 11th ed., pp. 14-15 (1877)
In Comtesse de Murinais we have a vigorous white Moss Rose, a most remarkable variety, evidently resulting from a cross with the Damask Rose, of which it largely partakes in its foliage and general habit; this is so robust that young plants often make shoots more than six feet in length, of the thickness of a stout riding-cane. Its flower buds are well mossed, but its flowers are not very double; they are large, very slightly tinged with blush when they first open, and soon change to pure white.
June 19, 2001 - SJH
Oct 28, 2000 - SJH