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How to Make Green Roses: A Simple Step by Step Guide

Updated on April 23, 2016

Natural green roses are very difficult to collect. There is one very rare species of rose named Rosa chinensis 'Viridiflora'.There are one or two more species of rose which sometimes can produce light green rose. It is a rare thing because flowers are never meant to be green. It should be of different colors to attract vectors to carry out the plant’s life cycle.

But if you still need some green roses for a special occasion then you can make some using this simple step by step process.


You need some white roses with 3 or 4 inches stem. You may cut it yourself from the garden or can buy it. You also need some green food coloring. A glass or cup is also necessary. Get a sharp knife for cutting the stem.

My Poor Art... lol
My Poor Art... lol | Source


Just follow the instructions as given. There are also illustrations to help you in the process. I think that you can do it easily.

1) Fill the glass or the cup with fresh water.

2) Add some drops of food color into the water. Make it deep green but do not use extra color. Stir it well with a spoon or something like that. If you want very light shed of green then a few drops will be sufficient.

3) Cut an inch above the end part of the stems of the roses on a diagonal angle. Be careful to do it otherwise you may cut yourself.

You must not cut it too much. Otherwise, it may harm the rose and it will become dry very soon.

Excuse me for torturing your eyes with my poor art
Excuse me for torturing your eyes with my poor art

4) Place the stems into the glass or cup. The newly cut part will be submerged in green water. Keep the stems straight.

5) Now, you have to do nothing but waiting. You shall have to wait 24 to 48 hours to get desired result. Do not keep the stems on direct sunlight.

6) When you shall get the desired color cut the undesired part of the stems and you shall have your green roses

Make Green Roses
Make Green Roses
Rosa Chinensis Viridiflora
Rosa Chinensis Viridiflora

The Natural Green Rose

The natural Green Rose or Rosa Chinensis Viridiflora is a native rose of China. It was first notified on 1743. The western world known about this rose when a British farm “Bambridge and Harrison” introduced it. This plant grows up to 1 meter. The flower of this plant, the green rose actually has no petals. It was the sepals which acts as petals of this rose. That is why it is green. It also has leafy middle.

That "China Rose" does not look much like a traditional rose. It is not that beautiful too. Though some people like to collect this plant for novelty.

Green Ice Mini Rose is a type of greenish white rose. It has a tint of green. Sometimes a greener variant blooms from these plants. Green Ice Mini Roses plants grow up to 8 to 10 inches. This lime green rose blooms at summar.

Green Ice Mini Rose
Green Ice Mini Rose

Natural Green Rose Video


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      mohan 12 months ago


      its nice idea to colour rose with food colours. Can we use water colour for this process.

      and one more thing how to preserve these roses longlasting.

      Is it possible with silicagel.

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      Ac 22 months ago

      Will the color fade by time?

      I think I'm going to make one for someone's birthda!

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      dan 2 years ago

      This is going to go perfect with an idea I've got, as a present for a fan of book sereries. I'm going to make the colour of magic in flowers

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      AimanKhan 4 years ago

      hey they are really great!! & best for my sister's birthday gift..:)

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      AimanKhan 4 years ago

      hey they are really great!! & best for my sister's birthday gift..:)

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      rebeccamealey 4 years ago

      These (green roses would be so cool in a St Pat's bouquet. Great idea! Thanks so much. Does plain old food coloring work, or does it need to be something stronger?

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      pinkhawk 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      This is cool! ^_^

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I have no idea what a trillium looks like (before doing a Google search:) . Anyway thanks for your comment @moonlake.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      What a good idea. I have never done this with a rose. We use to do it with trillium we found in the woods. Voted uP!

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      pinappu 5 years ago from India

      Green roses will be great for birthday or anniversary gifts @redberry

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      Redberry Sky 5 years ago

      I'm entranced by your green roses, Pinappu, I'm thinking what a surprising and unusual birthday or mothers' day gift they would make - I'm definitely going to try this out! :)