12 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: The Green Rose

    • susurrus says:

      It’s a chance mutation of a China rose – Rosa chinensis ‘Viridiflora’. The flowers are made up of many green petals (technically elongated sepals). You’ll sometimes spot green roses in flower arrangements or see them growing in rose lovers’ gardens.

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    • susurrus says:

      These three blooms had been cut so visitors could admire them at an Antique Rose Emporium event. My sweetheart has wanted one for a while, so he brought one back. It’s still a young plant, but I’m looking forward to lots of green flowers for posies before too long.

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    • susurrus says:

      I like the mixture of Mother Nature and the helping hand of humans – in this case, rose lovers. This rose is infertile, so left to itself it would have vanished but someone saw it, treasured it, and passed it along, so we still have it today.

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  1. biggardenblog says:

    [D] OMG! Really! Wow! No, come to think of it … I don’t see the point. A novelty, a gimmick. Certainly not something I would want in my garden. But good to know about. As you say, a testament to what can be, and the human ability to observe, value, and treasure – especially, it seems, what is intrinsically temporal.

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