Rose (Rosa 'Green Rose') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Green Rose'
'Rosa chinensis f. viridiflora'
'Green Calyx'
'La Rose Verte'
'Lu E'
'Bengale a Fleurs Vertes'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Other: Rosette
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Extra Bloom Info: In large clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Other: Hybrid China
Extra Color Info: Green to reddish-brown
Growth Habit: Medium, 2-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: None
Misc: Shade tolerant
Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Discovered by Bambridge & Harrison, before 1845
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 2-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Green
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Parentage: Sport of: Old Blush

photo credit: Dean Wiles

Photo gallery:
Location: Stillingfleet Lodge garden, Yorkshire UKDate: 2018-06-13
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Date: 2009-11-05Photo courtesy Antique Rose Emporium. Used with permission.
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Location: My Garden, Arvada, ColoradoDate: 2011-10-17
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Location: Rose Garden Center, Tyler, TexasDate: 2014-05-03
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Photo Courtesy of Lobo Rose and Daylily Gardens. Used with Permis
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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 12:15 AM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Every garden needs a conversation piece and the ‘Green Rose’ definitely fits that bill. This most rewarding rose is always in bloom. Granted the blooms may be hard to detect, but once you know what you are looking at, you’ll find the bush is literally smothered. Perfect for floral arrangements or dried in bouquets, this rose lends its unique texture and contrasting color of green and bronze. Fragrance is spicy with a hint of pepper. You can expect continual bloom from this nicely rounded shrub throughout the season. A definite eye catcher!!"

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