'Green Calyx' rose References
Book (1993) Page(s) 77.
[Listed as 'Viridiflora'] Description. In this rose the petals are entirely missing and have been replaced by numerous green sepals giving the effect of a green rose… a sport from the 'Old Blush China'. Introduced 1855.
Book (1993) Page(s) 104. Includes photo(s).
('Viridiflora', 'Green Rose') A China. Known snce 1843. A sport of 'Old Blush' in which the sepals have prolierated at the expense of the petals.
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 34.
Viridiflora ('The Green Rose') China. Bambridge & Harrison, 1855. Sport of R. chinensis 'Parsons' Pink'. [Author cites a great deal of information from different sources. From the Journal des Roses, the synonym 'Bengale à Fleurs Vertes'. A quote from Buist, "It was caught in Charleston, S.C., about 1833, and came to Baltimore through Mr. R. Halliday, from whom I obtained it, and presented two plants to my old friend Thomas Rivers in 1837.]
Book (1988) Page(s) 15.
('Lü E'; 'Green Calyx') [its] modified leaves substitute for petals … left no descendant because it was a rose without a flower.
Book (1988) Page(s) 69. Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog (1982) Page(s) 40.
Viridiflora (chinensis) ‘The Green Rose’. A strange rose - really a novelty or collector’s specimen. Disappointing flowers of a drab green, tinted brown, but very useful for flower arrangements. 1833 (C) 4 x 3’.
Book (1940) Page(s) 449.
R. chinensis Jacq. .... R. c. viridiflòra (Lav.) Dipp., var. With monstrous green fls.; the petals transformed into small green lvs. F.S.11:1136(c). Orig. about 1855.
Magazine (Apr 1938) Page(s) 12.
Rosa Viridiflora. Harrison 1856. Hauteur : 0 m. 50. Plante bizarre à fleurs vertes doubles.
Book (1937) Page(s) 80.
viridiflora Dipp. China [ploidy] 14
Website/Catalog (1936) Page(s) 4.
Viridiflora (Bambridge & Harrison 1856) Description.