Miniature rose care

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Miniature rose care

Post by Stephen Gan » Tue, 18 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Does anyone have any tips for caring for these tiny plants, especially about
removing spent blooms? I've transplanted a couple into a rectangular pottery
container and want them to prosper.

Thanks for all advice.

Steve

 
 
 

Miniature rose care

Post by Debra Fri » Wed, 19 Aug 1998 04:00:00


On Mon, 17 Aug 1998 22:18:55 -0700, "Stephen Gant"

Quote:

>Does anyone have any tips for caring for these tiny plants, especially about
>removing spent blooms? I've transplanted a couple into a rectangular pottery
>container and want them to prosper.

I brought back 4 of them from a recent trip to Northern California,
and damn near killed them because I followed the instructions on
their tags

Luckily, there was a lady selling them at our local Fair, who kindly
helped me out, and I'll pass on her advice.

They need to be either re-potted into at least a 8" pot.
They need to be outdoors in full sun.
Water carefully..don't wet the foliage, just like full sized roses.
Most people recommend watering them from the bottom, but you can do
it from the top, carefully.
Remove spent blooms as you would from full sized roses.
Cut off dead branches with a sharp pruner.
Feed a weak solution of rose food in Spring and Fall.
They are susceptible to the same pests/diseases as full sized roses.

All I can say is the above has worked for me...all 4 of them are
doing just great!!!

Debra

 
 
 

Miniature rose care

Post by el.. » Wed, 19 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>Does anyone have any tips for caring for these tiny plants, especially about
>removing spent blooms? I've transplanted a couple into a rectangular pottery
>container and want them to prosper.

>Thanks for all advice.

The only time you should not remove spent blooms on roses is
when you want them to go dormant for the winter. Good luck.