Roses forum: What miniature roses would you recommend I purchase

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Name: Dennis Brown
The Big Island, Hawaii
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kohala
Feb 25, 2020 5:36 PM CST
Recently, I purchased sixteen minis from Burlington Roses. They are all growing well. I would like to purchase more minis from this grower. What would you recommend that I purchase?
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Feb 25, 2020 5:51 PM CST
List what you purchased then they can go from there.
Name: Dennis Brown
The Big Island, Hawaii
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kohala
Feb 25, 2020 7:07 PM CST
Here's my list of minis already purchased:
Suntan Beauty
Violet Mist
Bees Knees
Love & Peace
Edisto
Winter Magic
Twister
Magic Carrousel
Jilly Jewel
Julie Link
Ring of Fire
Good Morning
Show Stopper
Mini Eden
Joan Kenneally
Figurine

Thanks for your help

Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Roses
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Mustbnuts
Feb 26, 2020 7:21 AM CST
Dennis, I don't know if she has these are not. I do know she has a couple of them. I also don't know if they will be subject to fungal diseases where you live. So, I am a bit hesitant to recommend. Also, the fungus that I have here is likely not the same as where you live, so take that into account as well.

Sequoia Gold--cannot go wrong on this one. I have had mine for 25 years or more. Great little rose that just blooms its heart out. Really no issues with this one at all.
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Lavender Crystal--So easy to grow on its own root. I hear that some folks have had issues with fungal diseases with this one. I have not. Very pretty blooms.
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Vineyard Song aka Bunch of Grapes--stays small and the flowers remind me of a pink Mrs. Banks rose. The flowers hang down and grow in clusters like a bunch of grapes. The flowers are the size of a grape. This plant is still coming into its own with me as I have had mine about 2--3 years. Did fine in a pot initially and then when I put it in its permanent home in the ground, it just stayed there and didn't do much. This spring, it has really started to take off. I like it much better than Sweet Chariot.
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Halo Sweetie--Don't know if she carries any of the Halo series at all (she worked with Ralph Moore who bred them). This one is especially nice.
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If you want a mini climber, Minnie Mouse aka Roller Coaster is a good one but I did get some black spot on it last year due to our very rainy spring. It also was a baby plant at the time as well. So far this year, no fungal diseases at all. Nice little bloomer. The bees love its flowers and it makes the cutest little hips! This one has been used a lot for breeding.
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I also have Diamond Anniversary. Got it to celebrate my parents 60th wedding anniversary (they will be at 75 years this year). Ech! Stays extremely small. It is OK, but not my favorite mini.
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I had Sweet Chariot. I thought it was an OK rose but I like Bunch of Grapes better. Others rave about this one, but I am just not that much of a fan. I also hear good things about Cal Poly as well.





Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Roses Garden Photography Region: Michigan
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seilMI
Feb 26, 2020 1:04 PM CST
Take all of this with a grain of salt. I live in Michigan and you're in Hawaii so very different conditions.

My favorite mini is Softee. gets a good size and blooms like crazy.
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Another good climber is Jeanne Lajoie but give it LOTS of room. It can get really big here so it will get huge for you.
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Name: Dennis Brown
The Big Island, Hawaii
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kohala
Feb 26, 2020 1:06 PM CST
Thanks for your list of miniatures. Sequoia Gold is the one that I had my heart set on. Burlington did not have it but Rogue Valley did. Rogue Valley gets a lot of negative reviews so I'm wary of purchasing from them. I'll keep hunting.
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Roses
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Mustbnuts
Feb 26, 2020 1:45 PM CST
If you want a red one, she does carry Sequoia Ruby. It is supposed to be a very good mini as well and good for breeding.
SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
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vaporvac
Feb 26, 2020 1:59 PM CST
Seil, how is Softee for BS? I love little white roses and have planted a growing variety interspersed with pinks and reds.
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Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
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reh0622
Feb 26, 2020 2:14 PM CST
Seil, how tall does your climbing Jeanne Lajoie get? Thank You!
Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Kristinelego
Feb 27, 2020 12:56 AM CST
I don't know if she carries it or not but Joy is a fabulous mini. It lasts over a week on the Bush and more than a week in a vase.
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You can't plant your new favorite rose if you are still watering your least favorite
Name: Emily
Kansas City, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Butterflies Vermiculture Hummingbirder Dog Lover Critters Allowed
Region: Missouri Roses Seed Starter Annuals Birds Cat Lover
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flowerchild75
May 19, 2020 9:04 AM CST
'Smoke Rings' is fantastic! Blooming powerhouse and almost neon in color!


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For myself, I am wanting to get 'Charlie Brown' and 'Black Jade' nodding
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Name: Seth n Sam .....
W.V. (Zone 6a)
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Weluvroses
May 19, 2020 11:00 AM CST
Theres a Ring Of Fire mini? I have a HT Ring Of Fire. Didnt know there was a mini

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