'Bengale verte' rose Description
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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.
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)
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...