Crop 066 'William Lobb', 'Old Velvet Moss' 'Duchesse d'Istre' Moss Old Garden Rose introduced in 1855, (zones 4 thru 9, 7'x7' but can be stretched on a fence or trellis to 12 feet), fragrant blooms for several weeks in late spring to early summer. Propagated and grown on their own roots for retail sale at the Flowering Shrub Farm in Voorheesville, NY as shown in my roseraie page. Click picture for a larger version that can be saved as wallpaper or studied more closely for inventory information (additional links at bottom of page). Apr-17
flower and cuttings
april and may
april picture shows plant we take cuttings from we planted in a 7 gallon grip lip pot or in ground.
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september and october
november and december
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Reference: ("Classic Roses" Beales, fl:183), Duchesse d'Istrie, Old Velvet Moss, Introduced 1855 by Laffay of France. Semi-double scented flowers that are a mix of purple, magenta, grey and pink. 8x5 feet.