Rosa ‘Châpeau de Napoléon’
Family : Rosaceae
Class : Centifolia, Moss
Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza
English translation by Peter Thompson
A Centifolia Moss Rose discovered by chance in France by Vilbert in 1826, and also known as ‘Crested Moss’.
It is a sport of the Rose centifolia muscosa ’Communis’, discovered around 1696, which itself is a sport of Rosa centifolia.
It flowers in the spring or during the summer with pink, double corollas in the shape of a cabbage, very scented.
The calyx, covered by mossy outgrowth, has the shape of a tricorne, like the hat of an emperor.
The photographic file of Giuseppe Mazza