Rosa ‘Red Moss’

The flowers of the ‘Red Moss Rose’ are semi-double, middle-sized and pale red or deep pink in colour.  [Gore, Rivers (1854), Paul (1848, 1888)].



Horticultural & Botanical History

Thomas commented that the year which Shailer gives as the introduction of the ‘Old Red Moss’ into England was 1735, but it could go back as far as 1696.  Rivers is more emphatic, claiming 1596 as the year of introduction from Holland of the ‘Old Double Moss Rose’.

Listed in all published catalogues [T.856/1843].



History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.856/1843].




Another possibility is ‘Chapeau de Napoleon, Vibert, 1826 a Damask Moss, also known as ‘Red Moss’.  This is perhaps less likely as Sir William tends to use such varietal names where these are in common use.



Published Feb 10, 2010 - 09:01 PM | Last updated Jul 30, 2011 - 04:24 PM

More details about Rosa ‘Red Moss’
Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably France

  • Mousseuse des Peintres
  • Mousseuse Pourpre


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Rosa gallica red moss



Confidence level high