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'Rosa chinensis f. viridiflora C.K.Schneid.' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend China.
Registration name: Green Rose
Exhibition name: Green Rose
Discovered by John Smith (United States, circa 1827).
Introduced in France by Guillot/Roseraies Pierre Guillot in 1855 as 'Rosa viridiflora'.
Introduced in Australia by H. Kemp in 1909 as 'Viridiflora'.
China / Bengale, Hybrid China.  
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.  
Medium, upright.  
Height of 23" to 4' (60 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Shade tolerant.  
Rosa chinensis f. viridiflora (Lavallée) C.K.Schneid. (1905)
A study in 2006 showed that 'Viridiflora' is genetically identical to 'Old Blush'
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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