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PlantFiles: Miniature Rose
Rosa 'Green Ice'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Green Ice
Hybridized by Moore; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1971

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:
White (w)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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2 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive eolivas103 On Jan 4, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

Ok, I love green flowers so that may be part of the attraction but I am obsessed with this plant. It's a changling. It blooms white/tan in the spring, changes to green blooms somewhere in summer and then in fall, the flower turns to the pink I show in one of the pictures. This year it bloomed all winter with a hot pink/white bloom. I call it my Christmas Rose because it blooms green and then this hot pink. And though we got down to around 20 for a couple of days, it still just kept blooming.

Positive larlisienne On Jan 1, 2011, larlisienne from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

These are unbelievably prolific bloomers. Small (1"), but clustered. I got them in the spring and they have bloomed continually since (it's now January). Even in the dead of a Houston summer, when everything else was wilting, Green Ice was going strong. I love unusual colors, but the green is not very pronounced (in this climate, anyway).

Neutral LawDoggy On Jun 27, 2006, LawDoggy from San Antonio, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Got this one as a "Grocery Store" rose that I thought would be pale pink. I am still trying to decide if I like the green color. I tend to be put off by plants that aren't the "right" color. I separated the four tiny plants from the grocery store pot and have four pots of this green rose. They are very healthy (big plus) and have beautiful deep green foliage. No scent (a minus). The fully opened blooms tend to be shaggy and flat, but they hang on for an extended time. I'll have to see if I still have room for these after another year. Was disappointed that they weren't pink. (They weren't labeled by the grower.)

Neutral chicochi3 On May 31, 2005, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

The bloom on this rose begins as a yellow bud and gradually fades to an extremely pale green with a touch of pink.

Neutral Paulwhwest On Jun 11, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in United States.

Seed: R. wichuraiana x Floradora
Pollen: Jet Trail


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Reseda, California
Ventura, California
Buford, Georgia
Niles, Illinois
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
North Augusta, South Carolina
Belton, Texas
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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