Rosa ‘Châpeau de Napoléon’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Centifolia, Moss

Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza


English translation by Peter Thompson



Old Rose.

A Centifolia Moss Rose discovered by chance in France by Vilbert in 1826, and also known as ‘Crested Moss’.

It is a sport of the Rose centifolia muscosa ’Communis’, discovered around 1696, which itself is a sport of Rosa centifolia.

It flowers in the spring or during the summer with pink, double corollas in the shape of a cabbage, very scented.

The calyx, covered by mossy outgrowth, has the shape of a tricorne, like the hat of an emperor.

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