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'Green Rose' Description
'<i>Rosa chinensis</i> f. <i>viridiflora </i> C.K.Schneid.' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cristina Macleod 'Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
95 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend China.
Registration name: Green Rose
Exhibition name: Green Rose
Origin:
Discovered by John Smith (United States, circa 1827).
Introduced in France by Guillot/Roseraies Pierre Guillot in 1855 as 'Rosa viridiflora'.
Class:
China / Bengale, Hybrid China.  
Bloom:
Green.  None / no fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in large clusters, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, upright.  
Height of 23" to 4' (60 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Shade tolerant.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
Notes:
Rosa chinensis f. viridiflora (Lavallée) C.K.Schneid. (1905)
Nigel Pratt of Tasman Bay Roses says this rose has small, many-petalled flowers of an unusual shape, in shades of dull green and reddish brown...
Sangerhausen lists Viridiflora as a Hybrid China and the date as 1856...
 
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