Roses forum: Mini Roses

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 18, 2013 1:07 PM CST
My daughter had them send me a pot of these for Mother's Day. Are they worth saving? They looked like they were dying today, so I cut them back and repotted some today in several pots. There were 7 plants crowded into a single pot and it didn't seem to have good drainage. Tag says Mini Rose, Rosa hybrid, the flowers were pink. She meant well, probably didn't want to send cut flowers that would die, she's not a plant person, but is a very good doctor. I'm not really a rose person, only have two rosebushes.
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Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
May 18, 2013 2:16 PM CST
I love them! They grow well in the ground here, handling both heat and freezes. I'm always scouting for them after mothers day when the stores mark them down because they are hard to keep alive in the pots.
I'm getting enough of them that I have one flowerbed with mini roses as a border. Usually they are micro-minis and max out at 12" tall, but sometimes I get one that grows to 2' or so.
Most of them bloom all summer long.
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
May 19, 2013 9:51 AM CST
Linda - Mini roses are tough hombres once you get them going. Here's my mini bed:

http://garden.org/pics/2013-01-24/Sharon/f2911b.jpg

Cut them back to the flexible green, plant them, water & feed feed feed. I've noticed that mini roses, imo, like food a lot more.
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 19, 2013 4:52 PM CST
Thanks, both of you! Nice pic! Barely any leaves left on them right now, but at least I have hope they will recover!
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Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Gloria Levely
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glevely
May 20, 2013 4:31 PM CST
I just cut one to about 1/2 size 3 days ago it lost all its leaves but now there growing back I'll plant it in the ground proububly around August after it gets better roots !!

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