Favourite flower friday

Rosa Viridiflora

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I first came upon this unusual and fascinating rose on a Cottage Garden Society trip several years ago. Its strange flowers are made up entirely of sepals rather than petals, and are mostly green, with just an occasional flush of crimson.

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It was love at first sight – I adore green flowers and unusual plants, so I jotted it down on my wish list  – but of course I forgot about it. Then, a few weeks ago, I received a press release from Lubera,  a Swiss plant breeding company of note that grows and sells an amazing variety of fruit. I did not realise they also have an impressive amount of roses – of which this is one. I was lucky enough to receive this sample for review. As you can see, it is a beautiful specimen.

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This afternoon I photographed it and then had an enjoyable wander around the garden to find the perfect spot for the rose to thrive, and be enhanced by neighbouring plants… I think here will do nicely.

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Lubera’s website is well worth a look: http://www.lubera.co.uk

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