Moss Roses and Centifolia Roses or Cabbage Rose, one of the four Ancient Classes of Roses that are commonly referred to as Old Roses, propagated and grown for our Retail Plant Sale, Mail Order or by appointment at Azalea House Flowering Shrub Farm in Voorheesville, NY 12186 with links to more information and pictures. Susceptible to mildew, the flowers may be spoiled in wet weather, many need support for the heavy flowers but have unbelievable fragrance. If pictures dont open click here! Picture on right shows quantity in stock in 7 gallon or 3 gallon size for $30 on green dot. No colored dot? None for sale. Click for larger image. yellow dot is 15 gallon for $50.

196 ALFRED DE DALMAS Mousseline, Moss Rose introduced in 1855.

182 ANAIS SEGALES 'Anais Segales' centifolia old garden rose introduced in 1837 zones 4 thru 8, 4 feet x 4 feet, strongly fragrant, it blooms for us in late spring to early summer.

191 CENTIFOLIA Rosa centifolia 'Cabbage Rose' centifolia old garden rose introduced before 1600 (zones 4 thru 9, 6 feet x 5 feet ), strongly fragrant, it blooms for several weeks in late spring to early summer. Go to Rosa centifolia for inventory numbers.

134 Crested Moss, (1827), zone 5 to 9, 6 feet tall, non-recurrent 'Cristata' or Chapeau de Napoleon Moss Rose, (zones 5 thru 9, 6 feet tall) it blooms for several weeks in late spring to early summer. (Sunset Book "Roses" White, 102), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, page 62, zones 5-9).

23) 'FANTIN_LATOUR'_Old Centifolia Rose, 'Fantin Latour' Centifolia Rose introduced around 1900 (zones 4 thru 9, 4'x4'), blooms for several weeks late spring to early summer. Growing well in a raised bed near the sidewalk (check the newsletter for pictures).

187 Henri Martin 'Henri Martin', 'Red Moss' moss rose introduced in 1862 (zones 4 thru 8, 5 feet x 5 feet ), strongly fragrant, it blooms for several weeks in late spring to early summer.

107) MME DE LA ROCHE-LAMBERT Moss Rose (1851), ("The Art of Gardening With Roses" Thomas, sh61), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fl:180), Moss Rose, 4 to 5 feet tall, mid summer flush of bloom followed by a continuous production of later flowers, Thomas seems to think it a hybrid of the Perpetual Damask Moss, good scent,

53) 'SALET'_Moss Rose, non recurrent,

145 Soupert et Notting, Perpetual flowering Damask Moss, (1874) zone 5, 3 feet tall, non-recurrent, pink.

189 Tour de Malakoff (1857), (Taffeta Rose) centifolia, zone 4 thru 9 6 feet x 5 feet, non-recurrent, strongly fragrant, purplish.

66) 'WILLIAM_LOBB'_'OLD_VELVET_MOSS' , (1855), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fl:183), 'Duchesse d'Istrie', 'Old Velvet Moss', Introduced by Laffay of France. Semi-double scented flowers that are a mix of purple, magenta, grey and pink. 8x5 feet. Growing well in the Rose hedge near Stewarts (check the newsletter for pictures).

CHOOSING, GROWING and CARING for ROSES in the NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES is my article on growing roses in the capital district.

Scots Roses 'A Personal Crusade in Search of Scots Roses' by Peter D. A. Boyd is available at

Look up books that have pictures of these roses. If you look you will see they dont always agree on hardiness. But its good to read what they have said in order to have greater insight into what you choose. Most of these people experienced these roses in areas of the world other than yours.


The prescence of a book on this list does not indicate that I agree with the methods or information provided by the author. Its just that they have a picture of the rose in question on the page indicated. These books were chosen either because they were already in my library, a picture was included that I'd had some difficulty finding, or because I try to pick as diverse books as possible not knowing what will be easily available to you where you are. Each book has a little blurb by me at the end that you might take as a short review.

("Roses of America" Scanniello), "Roses of America" by Stephen Scanniello and Tania Bayard, photography by Albert Squillace, The Brooklyn botanic Gardens guide to our national flower. copyright 1990 by Sammis. publishing Corp., ISBN 0-8050-1241-9, A+, well done, good source. Stephen and Company has done it again. current page I'm cataloging on is 94. Planting where another rose has been:page 173, Pruning:178, training a rambler:page 180, winter protection for climbers, tree roses etc:190.

("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde), "Growing Roses Organically" by Barbara Wilde, Illustrations by Michael Gellatly and Adam McCauley, Distributed in the Book Trade by St. Martins Press, ISBN 0-87596-880-5, A+, well done, All done.

("The Art of Gardening With Roses" Thomas), "The Art of Gardening With Roses" by Graham Stuart Thomas with Photographs by Bob Gibbons a John Macrae Book, Henry Holt and Company, New York 1991, ISBN 0-8050-1533-7, A+, I love this book.

("Roses, Old Roses and Species Roses" Cruse), "Roses Old Roses and Species Roses", Photographs by Paul Starosta, Text by Eleonore Cruse, ISBN 3-8228-7761-1 printed in Italy beautifully intense photos.

("The Natural Rose Gardener" Walheim), "The Natural Rose Gardener" by Lance Walheim many pictures I couldn't find elsewhere.

(Sunset Book "Roses" White), "Roses" by Hazel White published by Sunset ISBN 0-376-03659-1

("Climbing Roses Of The World" Quest-Ritson), "Climbing Roses Of The World" by Charles Quest-Ritson Timber Press 2003, ISBN 0-88192-563-2, A+, A really fine source. many pictures I couldn't find elsewhere. A well designed book that I am glad to have in my personal Library. Well worth the $35 I paid.

("500 Popular Roses For American Gardeners" Barron's), "500 Popular Roses For American Gardeners" published in 1999 by Barron's Educational Series ISBN 0-7641-0851-4 many pictures I couldn't find elsewhere.

("Beautiful American Rose Gardens" Dorra). "Beautiful American Rose Gardens" by Mary Tonetti Dorra, photographs by Richard Felber, Clarkson Potter publishers in New York. copyright 1999 by Mary Tonetti Dorra, photographs copyright 1999 by Richard Felber ISBN 0 -- 609 -- 60080 -- although it has many fine pictures its propensity toward hybrid teas and the confusion innate in every photo as far as identifying which rose is which, makes this book hard to use.

("The Organic Rose Garden" Druitt), "The Organic Rose Garden" by Liz Druitt, Photography by Virginia Brown, Taylor Publishing Co., Dallas, Copyright 1996, ISBN 0-87833-906-X, A+, I enjoyed reading this years ago. It still is filled with all sorts of good information. One thing to remember is that she gardens in Texas (a milder climate than the Northeast).

("David Austin's English Roses" Austin), "David Austin's English Roses" by David Austin, Photographs by Clay Perry, text copyright 1993 by David Austin, published by Conran Octopus Limited in Great Britain, ISBN 0-316-05975-7 A+, current page I'm on is 96.

("Designing With Roses" Lord), "Designing With Roses" Tony Lord, Copyright Frances Lincoln Limited 1999, Text Copyright by Tony Lord in 1999, Trafalgar Square Publishing, North Pomfret, VT 05053, ISBN 1-57076-148-5, A+, showing high quality pictures of the whole plant combined with perennials, shrubs and more. Im done. Every rose picture is now listed here.

("Classic Roses" Beales), "Classic Roses" by Peter Beales, published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston of 383 Madison Avenue in New York City 10017, Copyright in 1985 by Peter Beales, ISBN 0-03-006022-2, A+, I got this copy through the interlibrary loan system from Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Deleware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054. Certainly one of the most comprehensive works dedicated to the Rose. I'm done. Every rose picture is in this list. (out of 432 pages).

("Growing Roses For Small Gardens" Gibson), "Growing Roses For Small Gardens" by Michael Gibson, published by Timber Press, 9999 S.W. Wilshire, Portland, Oregon 97225 1990, ISBN 0-88192-186-6, Got this directly from Timber Press in 1991.

(Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra), Taylor's Guides "Roses" by Nancy J. Ondra, published by Houghton Mifflin Company, ISBN 0-618-06888-0, good pictures and hardiness zones. I'm on page 191.

("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon), "The Encyclopedia of Roses" by Judith C. McKeon, published by Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA 18098 ISBN 0-87596-656-X, Got this from The Voorheesville Public Library in Voorheesville, NY 12186. At the time this book was published the author was chief horticulturist at the Morris Arboretum and in charge of the Arboretum Rose garden.

("Roses" Beales), "Roses" by Peter Beales, A John Macrae Book, Henry Holt and Company, New York 1992, ISBN 0-8050-2053-5, Borrowed from the Yonder Farms Library.

("Best Rose Guide" Phillips & Rix), "Best Rose Guide" by Roger Phillips & Martyn Rix, A Firefly Book, Firefly Books (US) Inc., P.O. Box 1338, Ellicott Station, Buffalo, New York 14205. 2004, ISBN 1-55297-844-3, Got it from the New book section at the Guilderland Library, Rt. 20 in Guilderland, NY on April 1, 2005. Dont know that its the best Guide but it has many fabtastic pictures. Am now on Gloire d'Orient ("Best Rose Guide" Phillips & Rix, 72, zone5(-20f)1856 Moss, 5 feet),

("Landscaping with Antique Roses" Druitt & Shoup), "Landscaping with Antique Roses" by Liz Druitt & G. Michael Shoup, The Taunton Press, Inc, 63 South Main Street, Box 5506, Newtown CT 06470-5506 1992. ISBN 0-942391-64-0. Got it from the Deleware Branch of the Albany Public Library in Albany, NY. Really good, shows pruning, training and pictures how it should be used in Landscape.

The following pages have thumbnail pictures: Alba Roses Gallica Roses Damask Roses Moss and Centifolia Roses Scottish Roses Kordesii & Explorer Roses Rugosa Roses Climbing & Rambler Roses Yellow flowered Roses White flowered roses Purple flowering roses Reddish colored flowers on roses Pinkish flowered roses Old Rose Rosebuy

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