First appeared as mutations of Centifolia roses in 1720, in which the sepal, calyx and stems have a mossy growth. This is particularly attractive in the bud stage and has a noticeable balsam-like fragrance.
All derived from R. rugosa, a native of Japan and Siberia. They are therefore extremely hardy and exceptionally disease resistant. All have wonderful wrinkled foliage, a strong fragrance and large hips.
Delivered between November to the start of April. Stems are approximately 6 to 12 inches long and the roots will be bare (without soil). Usually planted in the Autumn or Winter allowing plant to establish a good root system for the following growing season.