Green Snake®

Type: Groundcover

From Louis Lens of Belgium comes this unique rose.The single 1 1/2" blooms (petals 5-7) are blush pink to dusky-pink. The growth is short and compact, and absolutely flat against the ground. It will make this repeat blooming rose a conversation piece in the garden. The breeder calls it very rustic. The only rose with its growth habit.

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(Approx. 4" Banded Pot)

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Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) Greensnake, Serpent Vert
Specifc ARS Score No
Bloom Type Single
Breeder Code LENwich, LENwiga
Characteristics No
Specific Color Blush pink
Country of Origin Belgium
Fragrance Lightly Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 4 (-30° to -20°), 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # No
Rebloom Repeat Blooming
Shade Tolerant No
Approximate Size 6" - 1' x 8-10'
Year 1994


Customer Reviews (7)

Love this ground cover roseReview by Normally I don’t like snakes
Roses are tricky in Hawaii. High humidity and the voracious Chinese Rose Beetle make you almost give up on roses. The Green Little Snake rose is highly insect and disease resistant with profuse blossoms. Hooray for roses in Hawaii! (Posted on 12/13/2017)
An enthusiastic roseReview by MGForbes
Green Snake loves a rock wall to envelop, and as mentioned it does have a tendency to eat its neighbors. You can whack it back without concern though. One nice feature IMHO is that it self-roots periodically, so if you want to spread it around you can wait until it's dug in a bit, then separate that portion and move it to a new spot. It somewhat resembles that plant from "Little Shop Of Horrors" in its growth habit, but you just have to chop it back when it starts to invade something you'd like to keep. I'd buy another one, but I've already got a half-dozen self-rooted prospects waiting for new homes farther down the wall. The original started about six inches across. It's now covering about twenty feet of rock wall, after three years. Survived our unusually cold winter here without a hitch, unlike some of the others. (Posted on 9/26/2017)
kissed by beautyReview by novstar
purchased this groundcover a few years ago, it is a joy to see ! so much so I am thinking of getting another (Posted on 5/31/2017)
Strong, beautiful, but extremely dominant!Review by Sally
This rose didn't work as a ground cover for me, as it enveloped every other plant in it's way! And once in place, it is a tough plant to remove...thorns!! However, left to cover a wire stock fence, or to grow up trees, it is a wonder. The flowers are dainty, very sweet, and make lovely rose tinctures. Tolerates drought, hot dry winds, and harsh that I've adapted to the Snake's habit, it is a favorite. (Posted on 4/19/2016)
very hardy plantReview by sue
This past winter was brutal here in Northern Illinois. I worried about all my roses, Green Snake came out unscathed, others weren't so lucky. With temps well below zero and windchills even colder for most of the winter this plant is flourishing. (Posted on 5/9/2014)
great plant for hot hot areasReview by cynthia
I planted two near my front sidewalk. They spread to fill an area 12 foot by 12 foot. they love to grow on the sidewalk during the hottest part of the summer, and during any time of the year. It does grow flat against the ground. It does have very pretty pink flowers. We have hard pan clay, and it does not phase the plants. The plants root freely so watch for stems which root. And trim the plants back hard after blooming, they come back even better. (Posted on 5/29/2013)
Great little snakeReview by foxfirez
Green Snake was perfect for the sunny slope I planted her on. She spread to eight feet and hugged the ground, very tame, easy to care for and her flowers dainty and still a little wild. (Posted on 3/27/2013)

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