Miniature Roses' Species
With their elfin scale and ever-widening range of colors and forms, miniature roses
appeal to gardeners of all ages. Their small size makes it possible to grow an extensive
rose garden in a tiny space, either indoors in containers or outdoors in beds and
borders. Most will bloom all year under indoor lighting, and most
are winter hardy outdoors.
Everything about a miniature rose is small, from its flowers and
leaves to the length of its canes. The tiniest miniatures, called
micro-minis, grow as small as 3 inches high. Larger types range in height
from 10 to 30 inches, depending on variety. Some have tiny,
high-centered flowers resembling those of hybrid teas; others have decorative
flowers produced in sprays like small floribundas.
When the first miniature roses appeared early
in the 18th century, they were prized as
curiosities. In recent years, however, miniature roses have
been playing an increasingly important role in the
garden, enabling roses to appear in all sorts of
For the owners of small gardens, these dwarf
roses have obvious advantages. But the miniatures
also make a handsome edging for a larger bed,
and they fit neatly into a window box or hanging
basket. They fit the scale of a rock garden, and
the climbing types work well as ground covers.
Despite the delicacy of their appearance, the
miniatures can be quite hardy. Tolerance for cold
varies from cultivar to cultivar. Even in colder regions, these low-profile shrubs
often survive the winter without damage if buried
under an insulating blanket of snow or covered
with evergreen boughs. Their ability to nestle into
the still spot at the foot of a wall, where they will
escape dehydrating winds, makes miniature roses a
good choice for the desert Southwest.
- 'Avandel' Roses (Introduced - 1977)
- Pointed pink buds open into
double yellow flowers blended with peach and pink. Blooms have
20 to 25 petals and measure 1 to 1 1/2 inches across, with open
flowers being flat to cup shaped. They repeat well all summer and
have a strong, fruity fragrance. Bushy plants grow 12 inches high
and are extremely winter hardy. The disease-resistant leathery
foliage is medium to dark green.
- 'Beauty Secret' Roses (Introduced - 1965)
- Medium red flowers
with 24 to 30 petals are 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide and have a heavy
fragrance. They repeat quickly throughout the growing season.
Semi-glossy medium to dark green foliage clothes the bushy plant,
which grows 10 to 18 inches tall.
- 'Black Jade' Roses (Introduced -1985 )
- The darkest red of any rose, 'Black Jade' rose is so dark it is almost black. High-centered,
velvety, 3/4-inch flowers have 30 petals and long cutting stems.
Rounded 18- to 24-inch plants have glossy, dark green, disease resistant foliage.
- 'Brass Ring' Roses (Introduced - 1981)
- Pointed buds open into
flat blooms that appear in large sprays. The very prolific 1 - to
1 1/4-inch flowers have 21 petals, and are coppery orange fading
to rose-pink as they age. Leaves are small, pointed, and glossy
on upright, 18-inch plants with arching stems.
- 'Center Gold' Roses (Introduced - 1981)
- Originally introduced
as a fund-raiser for the American Rose Center, the American Rose
Society's headquarters, 'Center Gold' rose has high-centered, deep
yellow; very double 1-inch flowers with 60 petals and a spicy fragrance. This
rose occasionally produces white flowers. Blooms appear one
to a stem or in large sprays on 14- to 18-inch plants with glossy,
- 'Centerpiece' Roses (Introduced - 1985)
- High-centered, velvety,
1- to 1 1/4-inch flowers with 35 petals have a slight fragrance and
excellent substance, making them long lasting in the garden or as
a cut flower. Flowers are deep to medium red; disease-resistant
leaves are small, dark green, and semi-glossy. Plants grow 12 to 16
- 'Cinderella' Roses (Introduced - 1953)
- A truly miniature rose, 'Cinderella' grows on a scale small enough
to fit into the crevices of a rock garden and is at home in a
hanging basket or window box. The full, double blossoms are
officially described as white, but in fact they have a rosy blush to them
when they open and then pale as they age. Like the other popular
classes of everbloomers, the miniature roses are often lacking in
fragrance, but 'Cinderella' is an exception, for its blossoms have a
robust, spicy perfume.
This rose's diminutive stature should not discourage the owners
of large properties from including it in their plantings. Used as an
edging or set in the front of a flower border, 'Cinderella' rose has no
trouble holding its own.
- 'Cuddles' Roses (Introduced - 1978)
- Oval buds open into deep
coral-pink, very double, flowers with 55 to 60 petals. The flowers
are high-centered, 1 to 1 1/2 inches across, and slightly fragrant.
Excellent substance makes this a long-lasting flower. Compact
plants grow 14 to 16 inches high.
- 'Cupcake' Roses (Introduced - 1981)
- As pure pink as the icing on a
cupcake, this variety has double, 1 1/2-inch, high-centered, mildly
fragrant flowers with 45 to 50 petals. The 12- to 18-inch plants
are neat, rounded, and compact with abundant shiny foliage, and
good for containers.
- 'Debut' Roses (Introduced - 1988)
- Named because it was one of
the first three miniatures to win an MRS award (the others were
'New Beginning' and 'Pride 'n' Joy'), 'Debut' rose has pointed buds and
high-centered flowers that bloom prolifically on spreading, 12- to
18-inch plants with dark green, disease-resistant foliage. Flowers
are 1 to 2 inches across, have 15 to 22 petals, and are ivory to
pale yellow with a broad red edging.
- 'Dee Bennett' Roses (Introduced - 1988)
- This brilliant apricot variety was named for the late Dee Bennett, a hybridizer
of fine miniatures. Its 1-inch flowers are double, with excellent substance,
making this a long-lasting flower in the garden or in a vase. Dark
green foliage covers a mounded, 14- to 18-inch plant.
- 'Dreamglo' Roses (Introduced - 1978)
- Long and pointed, the buds of 'Dreamglo' open to double
flowers. Each bloom bears about 50 white petals that are
blended and tipped with red. The blooms are borne singly,
appearing abundantly in midseason and repeating well.
They have the classic high-centered hybrid tea form.
The 1 1/2-inch-wide blossoms are lightly fragrant and very
long lasting; leaves are small, glossy, and dark green.
This vigorous rose has a compact, upright habit and is an excellent choice for
the foreground of beds and borders. This rose is disease resistant.
- 'Gourmet Popcorn' Roses (Introduced - 1986)
- The flowers of 'Gourmet Popcorn' are semi-double and pure white with golden
centers -just like kernels of buttered popcorn, in fact -and they are borne in
large clusters throughout much of the growing season. This is an excellent
compact border or landscape shrub with very disease-resistant dark green
foliage. It is also exceptionally cold hardy, overwinter 'Gourmet Popcorn'
without any artificial protection; the rose's small stature allows it to hide
beneath the natural insulation of a blanket of snow.
- 'Green Ice' Roses (Introduced - 1971)
- Green flowers provide an arresting accent for the flower garden,
especially when they are as shapely as the blossoms of
'Green Ice'. Its pointed buds open into high-centered, fully double, white
blooms that mimic in miniature the classic form of the hybrid tea.
Though they open icy white, they gradually darken to a pleasing
soft green. The foliage is attractive, too: delicate and glossy.
This shrub's lax habit of growth lends itself to training along a
low wall or fence, but it also shows to good advantage when
displayed in a hanging basket. 'Green Ice' fits easily into a rock garden
and makes an unusual edging plant. For a bolder statement, mass
several plants together.
- 'Holy Toledo' Roses (Introduced - 1978)
- Double, slightly fragrant flowers have 28 petals and measure 1 1/2 to 2 inches
across. The outstanding characteristic of this mini is its unusual
color, a bright orange to deep apricot with a yellow base.
Vigorous, bushy plants grow 18 to 24 inches tall and have shiny, dark
green, disease-resistant leaves. Unfortunately, 'Holy Toledo' rose is
tender where winters are cold.
- 'Hombre' Roses (Introduced - 1982)
- High-centered flowers of light
apricot-pink have petals with a light pink reverse. The 1-inch
blooms, with over 40 petals, open out flat. Compact plants are 12-
to 14- inches high with small, medium green, semi-glossy leaves.
- 'Humdinger' Roses (Introduced - 1976)
- 'Humdinger' rose is a micromini and therefore a good choice for containers. The very double,
1-inch flowers have 50 petals and good repeat bloom. Blooms are
orange-red and high centered. Plants grow only 8 to 10 inches
high and have dark green, shiny leaves.
- 'Hurdy Gurdy' Roses (Introduced - 1986)
- The blossoms of 'Hurdy Gurdy' are dark red with
white stripes. Each small double bloom has 26 to 40
petals and a light fragrance. Medium green glossy leaves
are also small.
This miniature has an upright habit and is a good choice for an edging. It is
effective when placed in the foreground of a rose bed or incorporated into a
perennial border. This rose can also be grown in containers or in a patio
planting. Deadheading the spent blooms will encourage its flowers to repeat
through the summer. The rose is heat tolerant
and disease resistant.
- 'Irresistible' Roses (Introduced - 1989)
- The perfectly formed double flowers of 'Irresistible' rose are
white with a pale pink center and are produced on long
stems. Borne singly and in clusters, the high-centered
blooms have more than 40 petals each and put off a
moderate, spicy fragrance. Hips are green to yellow brown,
and leaves are medium green and semi- glossy.
Plants are upright and larger than most miniatures. They
are well suited to growing in beds, borders, and containers.
Their abundant production of long-stemmed hybrid-tea-type
blooms makes them ideal for flower cutting and exhibiting.
- 'Jean Kenneally' Roses (Introduced - 1984)
- 'Jean Kenneally' bears hybrid tea-shaped,
double, apricot blooms, singly and in clusters, repeatedly
throughout the summer and into the fall. These flowers are lightly scented
and make excellent cut flowers.
Tall and robust for a miniature, 'Jean Kenneally' adapts well to a container,
but it can also serve as a compact shrub in the landscape at large.
This rose makes an exceptionally beautiful low flowering
hedge, and several plants can be massed together to give it a
stronger presence in a mixed planting of shrubs and flowers. Like
most miniatures, 'Jean Kenneally' also works well as an edging.
- 'Jeanne Lajoie' Roses (Introduced - 1975)
- Considered by many to be the best climbing miniature rose. Aside from its vigor and good
health, this rose is remarkable for the sheer number of its flowers;
though individually small, as a group they cover the bush at the
peak of its bloom. 'Jeanne Lajoie' keeps reblooming, too,
throughout the growing season. The blossoms are markedly fragrant, a
quality that is too often lacking among miniatures.
This rose can be cultivated as a beautiful, long-blooming low hedge or trained
up a trellis or fence as a climber. If allowed to sprawl,
this rose makes a most attractive ground cover.
- 'Jennifer' Roses (Introduced - 1985)
- Delicate light pink 1 1/2-
inch flowers with a white reverse have 35 petals, hybrid tea form,
and a heavy fragrance. Dark green, semi-glossy foliage covers
bushy, spreading, 18- to 24-inch plants.
- 'Jim Dandy' Roses (Introduced - 1988)
- A successful product of
amateur hybridizing, 'Jim Dandy' is a bright orange-red with a
yellow base. Blooms are high centered, double, and 1 inch across.
Medium green foliage covers the 18- to 20-inch plant.
- 'Julie Ann' Roses (Introduced - 1984)
- High-centered, vermilion to
orange-red 1-inch flowers have 20 petals and a pleasing fragrance.
Leaves are small, medium green, semi-glossy, and disease
resistant, and cover bushy, 12- to 14-inch plants.
- 'Kingig' Roses (Introduced - 1987)
- This popular miniature produces medium-sized
high-centered flowers singly or in sprays of three to five. Each
double blossom has about 18 petals that are light pink with
a light or dark pink reverse. As they mature, flowers fade
to creamy pink. The matte leaves are medium in color
and size, and canes bear slightly crooked white
prickles. Hips are oval and green.
Upright 'Kingig' bushes can be combined attractively with
other plants in borders and beds, or can be used as
edgings or grown as container specimens.
- 'Kristin' Roses (Introduced - 1992)
- This is another miniature rose that has received commendations from growers
in both North and South. The carmine-tipped white blossoms are
long-lasting and borne one to a stem, making this an excellent source of
very refined cut flowers.
Like many others of the more recent introductions, this miniature rose is a more
robust shrub than the midgets of years past. In fact, 'Kristin' is the equal of
many polyantha roses in size, and like them it should be regarded as a compact
landscape shrub. This rose also
makes an exceptional accent for a flower border, as 'Kristin' won't
tower over its neighbors.
- 'Lavender Jewel' Roses (Introduced - 1978)
- Pointed buds open
into high-centered, 1-inch, slightly fragrant, clear soft lavender
flowers with 35 to 40 petals. As the flowers mature, they open flat.
Sometimes petals are edged in magenta. Leaves are dark green, on
compact, bushy plants that grow 10- to 15- inches high and wide.
- 'Linville' Roses (Introduced - 1989)
- The pointed buds of 'Linville' rose open to double white
flowers that have a touch of pink in them. As the blooms age,
they become pure white, though in cool weather they
tend to retain their pink tones. High-centered flowers are
usually borne singly on long stems and produce a light,
fruity fragrance. The leaves are medium green and semi-glossy;
stems bear straight, pink prickles.
Plants are upright and tall for a miniature, with a medium
growth rate. They are useful as edgings, in beds or borders,
and as container specimens in a large pot. Flowers are good
for cutting and exhibiting.
- 'Little Jackie' Roses (Introduced - 1982)
- Light, orange-red,
high-centered 3/4- to 1-inch flowers with a yellow reverse have 20
petals and are very fragrant. As the blooms open, the petals reflex
back to form points. Plants grow 18- to 24- inches tall and have
medium green, semi-glossy foliage.
- 'Littlest Angel' Roses (Introduced - 1976)
- One of the finest
of the microminis, 'Littlest Angel' has medium to deep yellow, 1/2-inch,
high-centered flowers with 28 petals. The low, compact,
bushy growth reaches heights of only 4- to 8- inches. 'Littlest Angel'
rose is best grown in partial shade if grown outdoors, especially in hot
- 'Loving Touch' Roses (Introduced - 1982)
- The apricot blooms of 'Loving Touch' are large for a
miniature, especially in cool weather. Flowers are double
with about 25 petals each and are produced in abundance,
mostly one per stem. Each bloom is high centered with
a light fragrance. Leaves are medium green and
semi-glossy. The rose produces pretty, globular hips.
Plants are bushy and spreading, well suited to beds and
borders and for use as edgings. They also are beautiful as
patio and container plants. Flowers are excellent for
cutting and exhibition.
- 'Magic Carrousel' Roses (Introduced - 1972)
- The semi-double flowers of 'Magic Carrousel' rose are creamy
white and brightly tinged with red. This bold and attractive
color combination and the fact that the rose blooms
profusely have made it one of the most popular miniatures
grown. Each flower is 1 3/4 to 2 inches across and bears a light
scent. Leaves are small, leathery, and glossy.
'Magic Carrousel' has a spreading habit and should
be pinched back to avoid legginess. This rose is useful in beds
and borders, as an edging, and in containers. Plants are
easy to grow and disease resistant. The flowers are
frequently used by florists for boutonnieres.
- 'Mary Marshall' Roses (Introduced - 1970)
- Named for an avid
amateur miniature rose grower, 'Mary Marshall' rose has 1 1/2-inch flowers of
deep coral with pink, yellow, and orange overtones. Long lasting on the plant or
as cut flowers, the slightly fragrant blooms have 24 to 30 petals and a
high-centered form. The bushy, winter hardy plant grows 14 inches
tall; there is also a climbing form that
can reach 5 feet in height. Medium green, semi-glossy leaves have
better-than-average disease resistance.
- 'Minnie Pearl' Roses (Introduced - 1982)
- This versatile miniature can serve as an outstanding border or
edging shrub, and its small but perfectly formed blossoms make striking cut
Comfortable in a container or a window box, this rose, like the
other miniatures, is perfectly suited to the needs of gardeners with
small properties. 'Minnie Pearl' is also an excellent rose for older
gardeners who find conventional roses too much of a strain on
their backs: by planting this particularly compact miniature into a
pot and setting it up on a waist-high wall or other support, they
can take the stooping out of their rose cultivation.
- 'New Beginning' Roses (Introduced - 1988)
- One of the first
three miniatures to win an MRS award (the others were 'Debut'
and 'Pride 'n' Joy'), 'New Beginning' rose has hot orange blooms with
a yellow reverse. Its 1 1/2-inch very double flowers have 45 to
50 petals. Rounded plants grow 14- to 20- inches high and have
disease-resistant, dark green leaves.
- 'Night Hawk' Roses (Introduced - 1989)
- Long lasting when cut, this variety's 1-inch flowers have
25 petals and are high-centered in form and velvety crimson in color. Plants grow 18- to
24- inches high with deep green foliage that is bronzy green when new.
- 'Nozomi' Roses (Introduced - 1968)
- Although its foliage and flowers are diminutive, this rose's canes are long,
so this rose is classed as a climbing miniature. The flowers,
which are borne in abundant clusters throughout most of the
summer, are single, pearly pink, and star-shaped.
A spreading habit makes 'Nozomi' appropriate for display in a hanging basket,
cascading over a wall, or climbing a trellis or other support.
This rose can also be allowed to weave itself through perennials in
a mixed border, and when grafted as a standard, it makes a superb
tree rose. Though hardy enough for northern gardens, 'Nozomi'
also flourishes in the Southeast.
- 'Old Glory' Roses (Introduced - 1988)
- Double flowers with
30 to 35 petals are 1 to 1 1/2 inches across and colored medium red
with a touch of yellow at the base of the petals. The high-centered
flowers are long lasting when cut and bloom prolifically over dark
green leaves on 16- to 20- inch plants.
- 'Over The Rainbow' Roses (Introduced - 1972)
- Vigorous, bushy
plants grow 14- to 18- inches high and have flowers that are red on
the insides of the petals and yellow-orange on the reverse. Double
blooms are high-centered, slightly fragrant, and 1 to 1 3/4 inches
across, appearing above medium green, leathery leaves.
- 'Pacesetter' Roses (Introduced - 1979)
- Elegant pointed buds
open into pure white, very double flowers with 45 to 50 petals
and long cutting stems. The fragrant, high-centered flowers are 1
to 1 1/2 inches across. Disease-resistant, dark green foliage clothes
this compact 18- to 24-inch bush.
- 'Paper Doll' Roses (Introduced - 1992)
- The light apricot flowers of 'Paper Doll' rose have a pale pink
blush that fades first to light amber and then to white.
Each semi-double bloom has 15 to 25 petals and is 1 3/4 to 2 3/4
inches across. Occurring in small clusters of three to five,
blooms are plentiful throughout the growing season. They
have no fragrance. Leaves are small, dark green, and glossy.
Plants are low growing but upright. They can be
incorporated into a perennial border, placed in the foreground of a
rose bed, or used as an edging or container plant.
Their disease resistance is good.
- 'Party Girl' Roses (Introduced - 1979)
- 'Party Girl' produces long, pointed buds that open into
soft apricot-yellow high-centered blooms. Borne singly
or in clusters, each flower is 1 to 1 1/2 inches across and
bears a pleasant, spicy fragrance. Leaves are dark green
This miniature is bushy and compact-and very versatile.
This rose makes a lovely potted plant, indoors or out, and it's well
suited for mixing into perennial borders or for edging a rose
or shrub garden. The flowers are outstanding for cutting
and exhibition. Plants are hardy and disease resistant.
- 'Peaches 'N' Cream' Roses (Introduced - 1976)
- Very double blooms have 50 petals and measure 1 1/2 inches across. The flowers
are a blend of peachy pink and creamy white and are slightly
fragrant. The form is high-centered, and the flowers repeat quickly
all summer. Bushy plants grow 15- to 18- inches high, have dark
green, semi-glossy foliage, and are very winter hardy.
- 'Peach Fuzz' Roses (Introduced - 1990)
- This variety is one of the
"mossed" miniatures; as with moss roses, its buds and stems are
covered with soft hairs. Buds are peachy apricot-pink and open
into 1 1/2-inch fragrant flowers of the same color that have 25 to 30
petals. Rounded plants grow 14- to 20- inches tall and have glossy,
- 'Pierrine' Roses (Introduced - 1988)
- The high-centered double flowers of 'Pierrine' are
colored medium salmon pink with a lighter reverse.
Blossoms are borne singly, and each has about 40 petals.
Their fragrance is reminiscent of damask roses. Leaves are
medium green and semi-glossy, with serrated edges;
stems bear light green curved prickles. Hips are round, and
range in color from green to orange-yellow.
This plant is a moderate grower with an upright habit.
Its diminutive size makes it most useful as an edging or
- 'Plum Dandy' Roses (Introduced - 1991)
- The plump, pointed buds of 'Plum Dandy' open to
cup-shaped medium lavender flowers that are a lighter shade toward the base of
the petals; flowers fade to light lavender with age. Each very double bloom is 1
1/2 to 2 inches across and bears a fruity fragrance. Foliage is medium
green and semi-glossy.
Plants are moderate
growers. They are compact and bushy, with a somewhat
spreading habit, and are useful for tucking into small
places to add color to a shrub bed or perennial border. They
are excellent for containers.
- 'Popcorn' Roses (Introduced - 1973)
- This plant's sprays of tiny, pure
white buds and flowers do indeed look like popped corn. The
honey-scented, 1-inch semi-double flowers have 13 petals set off
by bright yellow stamens. Winter-hardy plants grow 10- to 14-
inches high and have medium green, shiny foliage.
- 'Puppy Love' Roses (Introduced - 1978)
- Pointed buds open in
a mélange of pink, coral, and orange on 1 1/2-inch flowers. The
slightly fragrant blooms have 23 petals and are almost always
borne one to a stem. The leaves are dull green and disease
resistant, covering compact, 15- to 18-inch plants.
- 'Rainbow's End' Roses (Introduced - 1984)
- 'Rainbow's End' rose produces 1 1/2- inch double flowers that are
deep yellow with red petal edges. As the blooms age,
they turn completely red. The flowers have the classic
hybrid tea form and are nearly scentless. Leaves are small,
dark, and glossy.
This miniature rose is upright and well branched, making it an excellent choice
for edging a bed or walkway. This rose
can also be incorporated into perennial borders and makes
a fine container specimen, indoors or outside. Plants are
hardy and disease resistant.
- 'Razzmatazz' Roses (Introduced - 1981)
- High-centered, 1- to 1 1/2-inch blooms of smoky orange-red to coral have 25 to 30
petals and appear in sprays above semi-glossy foliage on 18- to 24-inch plants.
- 'Red Cascade' Roses (Introduced - 1976)
- To class a 15 ft (4.5m) rose as a miniature seems ridiculous,
but 'Red Cascade' is diminutive in everything but the length
of its canes. The leaves are small, leathery, and dark green, and
the flowers, which measure just an inch (2.5cm) across, are a dark, rich red.
This rose is outstandingly vigorous: fast-growing and in bloom virtually all
season, this rose thrives even in less than ideal circumstances. It's equally
effective as a cascading shrub or climbing a pillar or fence.
- 'Red Flush' Roses (Introduced - 1978)
- Oval buds open into
cupped, very double flowers in light to medium red; blooms are
1 1/2 inches across with 50 to 55 petals. Dull green,
disease-resistant foliage covers the compact, 16- to 20-inch plant.
- 'Regine' Roses (Introduced - 1989)
- Hybridized by an amateur,
'Regine' rose is a high-centered miniature of soft pink blended with
light pink to cream on the reverses of the petals. The 1-inch
flowers with 25 petals grow on rounded 14- to 20-inch plants.
- 'Ring of Fire' Roses (Introduced - 1987)
- Disease-resistant, 16- to
20-inch plants have 1- to 1 1/2-inch flowers of glowing yellow edged
with fiery red, making the plants appear orange from a distance.
Flowers are high-centered and long lasting when cut.
- 'Rise 'n' Shine' Roses (Introduced - 1977)
- The 1 1/2- to 2-inch blossoms of 'Rise 'n' Shine' rose are a bright,
clear yellow, providing a dramatic contrast with foliage that
is dark and glossy. The buds are long and pointed and open
to high-centered flowers with 35 petals. Blossoms are borne
singly or in clusters continuously throughout the
summer, with a good repeat. They bear little fragrance.
Plants are upright and well branched, forming a short,
rounded bush. They are perfect for edgings and
containers and can easily be incorporated into beds or borders.
They are easy to grow and disease resistant.
- 'Sequoia Gold' Roses (Introduced - 1987)
- Named in honor of
the fiftieth anniversary of Ralph Moore's nursery, Sequoia
Nursery, 'Sequoia Gold' rose blooms profusely with 1 1/2- to 2-inch fragrant,
medium yellow flowers that do not fade in the heat. Plants grow
14- to 18- inches high.
- 'Simplex' Roses (Introduced - 1961)
- Pure and simple as the name
implies, 'Simplex' rose is a single-flowered miniature with five white
petals set off by showy yellow stamens. When grown indoors or in
cool, cloudy weather, the flowers have either a yellow or a pink
hue. Blooms are 1 1/2 inches across on a 15- to 18-inch plant that
has light green, semi- glossy foliage.
- 'Snow Bride' Roses (Introduced - 1982)
- 'Snow Bride' is a prolific bloomer with long, pointed,
hybrid-tea-type buds opening to l 1/2-inch double flowers
with high centers. Petals are white with just a hint of
yellow, and they surround yellow stamens. Leaves are semi-glossy and dark green.
This vigorous miniature is easy to grow. Compact and
well branched, it may be used as an edging or incorporated
with other plants into a bed or border. 'Snow Bride' is also a
perfect container plant. The flowers are excellent for
cutting and exhibition.
- 'Starglo' Roses (Introduced - 1973)
- Double, off-white flowers
that often develop a yellowish green tinge have 35 petals and are
1 3/4 inches across. The flowers are high-centered, with a slight
fragrance. Plants grow 10- to 14- inches high and tend to sprawl along
the ground, clothed in medium green foliage.
- 'Starina' Roses (Introduced - 1965)
- The lightly fragrant, bright orange-scarlet flowers of
'Starina' are touched with yellow at their base. They are double
with a classic hybrid tea form; each is 1 1/2 inches across and
has about 35 petals. Blooms appear continuously during
the season. Foliage is small and glossy.
Plants are upright, bushy, and compact, usually about a
foot tall and wide. Exceptional as a uniform edging, they are
also attractive in beds and borders with perennials and
shrubs, and grow well as container plants.
- 'Tipper' Roses (Introduced - 1987)
- Named for Tipper Gore, wife
of Senator Albert Gore, Jr., of Tennessee, 'Tipper' rose has 1 1/2-inch,
high-centered flowers of medium pink with 20 to 25 petals.
Blooms usually appear one to a stem, although occasionally they
will cluster. Plants grow 22- to 30- inches high.
- 'Toy Clown' Roses (Introduced - 1966)
- 1 1/2-inch flowers with
12 to 20 petals are white with red edges. Pointed buds open into
high-centered flowers that spread out flat. Spreading 10- to
14-inch plants have dark green, red-tinged leaves.
- 'Valerie Jeanne' Roses (Introduced - 1980)
- Round buds open
into deep magenta-pink, very double, 1 1/2-inch flowers with 55 to
60 petals. The high-centered blooms open flat and appear one
to a stem or in large sprays. The 15- to 18-inch stems are covered
with shiny foliage and long, straight, thin thorns.
- 'Winsome' Roses (Introduced - 1985)
- Deep magenta blooms are
high centered, 1 1/2 to 2 inches across, with 35 to 40 petals and
excellent substance. Medium to dark green, semi-glossy,
disease-resistant leaves clothe vigorous 16- to 22-inch plants.
- 'Zinger' Roses (Introduced - 1978)
- Actually a semi-double rose
with 11 petals, 'Zinger' rose opens so flat that it appears single. Its
bright red, slightly fragrant petals are set off by yellow stamens on
1 1/2-inch blooms. Plants grow 12- to 18- inches high, with medium
to dark green, glossy leaves.