Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Globular
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Medium red
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Moss
Growth Habit: Tall, 5-6 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Jean Laffay, 1862
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 4-9

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 5-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: unknown

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Henri Martin'
  • 'Red Moss'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Uploaded by Orsola
Location: Arvada, Colorado zone 5
Date: June 28, 2010
Uploaded by tabby
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2022-06-27
Location: Atela Gardens, Alpiarça, 
Date: 2021-04-21
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Uploaded by Orsola

photo credit: Nadiatalent
Location: Rosarium Glucksburg, Germany.
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2021-06-17
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2022-06-27

Photo courtesy Antique Rose Emporium. Used with permission.
Location: Poland. From my collection.
Location: Poland. From my collection.
Location: Poland. From my collection.
Location: Poland. From my collection.
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 12:21 AM concerning plant:
    Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
    "This crimson colored rose is a prolific spring bloomer. Flowers are fragrant and emerge from moss covered buds. The foliage is outstanding - darker and more dense than most of our European collection. Heat tolerance should be of no concern, as it tolerates our Texas summer heat nicely."

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