Miniature Rose 'Green Ice'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Green Ice
Hybridized by Moore
Registered or introduced: 1971
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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant is said to grow outdoors 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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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 28, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

In Barnstable, MA on Cape Cod, this turned into a sprawling groundcover/shrub to 5' across, covered with white/palest green flowers to 1" across. Would make a good groundcover, or grow at the top of a retaining wall.

Disease-resistant foliage.


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.


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).


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.)


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.


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