Green roses

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Green roses

Postby vronky » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:15 pm

I have seen on US TV green roses. There seems to be six varieties and would like to know if you can purchase them in Australia.
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Re: Green roses

Postby snakecharma » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:31 am

some are available but not common in nurseries. I would suggest a specialist rose nursery may have them.
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Re: Green roses

Postby abwal » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:57 pm

"Green Ice" - a miniature - is readily available here.
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Re: Green roses

Postby Elijah Magarey » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:07 pm

I too love green roses, green roses which are available in local market they are fake, so many local gardener make people foolish by saying that this plant will produce green roses, finally I found seed of "Green-toes rose" which are similar to green roses and so beauty full too, they are not available in dark green color but light shades are available.
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Re: Green roses

Postby zanewoodcock » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:09 pm

Love green roses ........try them in many nurseries but still not get..... Help me......
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Re: Green roses

Postby Enjru » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:25 pm

I have a true green rose, Rosa chinensis viridiflora (also known as Rosa monstrosa), which is a very old mutation documented from way back in the 18th century, where the fully double flowers (which are the size of miniature rose flowers) consist entirely of multiple green sepals without any petals. Therefore, the flowers are exactly the same colour as the leaves. Because there are no petals, the flowers stay on the plant for a very, very long time, just as normal leaves would. Therefore, the plant often carries many, many flowers at the same time. My plant is almost evergreen for me in the very mild Sydney climate and I've hardly ever had to prune it. It is only a small plant, perhaps only a bit taller than many miniature roses, with the leaf size the same size as miniature rose leaves. It has been very long lived for me ( > 30 years now ) and it has not needed any spraying. However, this is definitely a collector's rose only, because the "flower" colour is exactly the same as its leaves, you would not notice it at all from far away, but if people see it up close, it will definitely become a talking point. I got mine from Swane's nursery mail order catalogue quite a few decades ago, but I have not noticed it in any of their Rose catalogues for many years, but it is sure to be available from some other specialist Rose nurseries in Australia.
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