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Discussion id : 98-333
most recent 2 APR 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 2 APR 17 by Andrew from Dolton
Margery Fish, A Flower For Every Day. Published by The Garden Book Club, 121 Charring Cross Road, London W.C.2.

Mrs Fish's garden East Lambrook Manor is in Somerset in the south-west of England.

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I know not everyone shares my love for the green China roses, R. viridiflora. People who enjoy most green flowers are quite rude about it, and say it isn't like a rose at all. It is queer, I agree, and never quite as wonderful as I think it is going to be, but I enjoy its harmony of dull green and faded crimson and would always want it in the garden. Sometimes it has a very late flowering which it would be wise to do often for without the competition of other flowers, we realise it is beautiful as well as being queer.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 2 APR 17 by Give me caffeine
I've never found Viridiflora that appealing, at least not in pictures, but a friend of mine is a florist and she would commit murder to get her hands on a reliable supply.

To be fair I can see it being a useful accent in some floral arrangements, but I'm still not convinced it's a worthy garden shrub. I may end up growing some anyway, just as a favour, or giving her one for Christmas.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 2 APR 17 by Andrew from Dolton
It's so very different to anything else, odd and strange plants have an appeal to me. I don't find it in the least attractive!
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Discussion id : 94-625
most recent 29 AUG 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 29 AUG 16 by Margaret Furness
Evergreen in zone 9b.
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Discussion id : 5-413
most recent 8 DEC 14 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Anonymous-797
In 1936, when I was 12, I found several strange plants near an abandoned homesite in woods at Higgins Lake, Mi.: I showed my dad, & he excitedly exclaimed "It's a Green Rose !!"
(His mother, living on a ranch in Nebraska, had been an avid rose collector in the late 1800's, & "had to have every new rose she could get"))
I thought he was teasing - (didn't look like a rose to me)-- but he dug one up and it bloomed for several years in his garden in Detroit, where he proudly displayed it to one and all.
It wasn't until 15 years ago when I began growing roses, that I saw pictures & knew it REALLY WAS a rare "Green Rose", not just an oddity, that I had found in the woods.
It must have been hardier than the ones I have seen listed ( Zone 7), as my "find" was growing in Zone 5, and with noone to care for it !!!
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 8 DEC 14 by Salix
Possibly, a green-type sport of a hardier rose? I mean, it happened once, why not again?
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Discussion id : 74-932
most recent 3 NOV 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 3 NOV 13 by jasminerose
I just saw this rose at a show. If I saw this as a stem, I might question, "Is that a weed"? But it makes a great companion in a bouquet. It makes the other roses glow and gives the bouquet an old fashioned feel. Although the description says "no fragrance", I would argue that it smells like baby powder mixed with curry. I guess you could say, I'm hungry for this rose.
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