Joy Creek Nursery

320-112D4   Rosa odorata 'Viridiflora' (x)  

Rosa odorata 'Viridiflora' (x)
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As far as we can determine from the literature, this fascinating Chinese cross between R. chinensis and R. gigantea became known to the West about 1833. It is distinguished by its very green flowers and its up-right habit. The two-inch flowers are rosette-shaped and double, their narrow petals gradually turning purple green with age. At first glance, it sometimes takes a second to realize you are looking at flowers because they are so close in color to the foliage.

Spring to autumn.   30 in. x 24 in.

Green flowers

Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
 



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