|Botanical Name||Rosa spp.|
|Common Name||Rose, miniature rose|
|Plant Type||Deciduous flowering shrub|
|Mature Size||6 inches to 54 inches tall; ramblers can grow up to 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
|Soil pH||6.0 to 7.0|
|Flower Color||Pink, red, yellow, white|
|Hardiness Zones||5 to 9 (USDA)|
|Native Area||None; miniature roses are a cultivated creation with no native range|
Miniature roses are true roses that have been selectively bred to stay small in size. Most miniatures also have smaller flowers than standard rose bushes, but they come in the same variety of types and colors. Despite their small size, miniature roses are extremely hardy. In fact, they are more winter hardy than most tea roses, and they also tend to be profuse repeat bloomers.
The genetic parentage of miniature roses can be difficult to define since they have been in cultivation since the 17th century, but most originated as genetic mutations of Old Garden Roses (Rosa gallica and Rosa centifolia), or China roses (Rosa chinensis). Most types now grown are the result of extensive breeding and are long divorced from the original native species.
How to Grow Miniature Roses
Plant and treat miniature roses the same way you would full-size roses. Dig a hole the same depth as the pot the rose came in and about a foot wider. Carefully remove the rose from the pot and gently loosen the roots. If the plant is tightly root bound, use a sharp knife to score the sides of the root ball and try again to loosen the roots.
Miniature roses thrive in full sun. Foliage and flowers will become sparse in shady conditions.
Roses like a rich, well-drained, loamy soil.
How much water your rose bush will require depends on your soil and weather. A general rule of thumb is to provide at least 1 inch of water each week. During hot, dry spells you will need to water more frequently. Be sure to water deeply, so that the soil is wet at least 12 to 18 inches below the surface.
Avoid getting the leaves wet during humid weather to discourage fungal diseases.
Note: The plant might not have a flower at the time of shipping. Afterward, the plant will bloom.
Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.