Which miniatures do you grow? How many now?

purpleroses(SanDiegoCA)January 15, 2005

Here is my list of the 67 varieties in my garden:

Minis:

After Midnight

Always a Lady

Angelica Renae

Angel's Blush

Apollo Parade

Baby Michael

Baby's Secret

Bees Knees

Berry Grape

Black Jade

Café Ole

Cal Poly

Camilla Parade

Carmen Parade

Cinnamon Delight

Diamond Anniversary

Fairhope

Gingerbread Man

Heidi Parade

Herbie

Hilde

Ida Belle

Incognito

Isabel Hit

Jean Kenneally

Julie Parade

Lavender Crystal

Lavender Delight

Lavender Jewel

Lavender Sunblaze

Magician

Michel Cholet

Mistral Parade

Moonlight and Roses

Odessa

Pacesetter

Purple Buttons

Raindrops

Ralph Moore

Rosy Dawn

Royal Ruby

Royal White Cupido

Ruby Pendant

Sands of Time

Scentsational

Seattle Scentsation

Silver Phantom

Smoky Mountain

Softee

Sunrise Cupido

Sunset Parade

Sweet Chariot

Sweet Revenge

Teddy Bear

Valentine Cupido

Vista

Winter Magic

Wistful

Miniflora:

Dr. John Dickman

Camden

Purple Dawn

Violet Mist

Microminis:

Blue Mist

Red Trinket

Ruby Princess

Saint Mary

Sweet Sue

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msrose

I've been thinking about getting Saint Mary but I didn't know it was a micromini. I looked up Purple Buttons and it's gorgeous. If you could only have one which one would you get out of those two.

So far I have 15

Sunrise Cupido
Fall Festival
Debut
Overnight Scentsation
Cherry Cordial
Chick-a-dee
Lavender Crystal
Isolde
Autumn Splendor
Sweet Chariot
Black Jade
Galaxy
Graduation Day
Michel Cholet
Nickelodeon

and for spring, I've already ordered Baby Grand and Gingerbread Man. Since you have so many, I'd love to hear which ones are your favorite.

Laurie

    Bookmark   January 15, 2005 at 3:28PM
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Maryl zone 7a

You didn't say what your top 5 were. I've grown BABY'S SECRET and boy it was a dud for me. Glad to hear it's doing better for you.

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pete41(9ab FL.)

Conundrum
Olympic gold
Ruffian
Jerry Lynn
Providence
Butter Cream
plus 1/2 dozen shrub types from blaze series.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2005 at 8:42PM
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purpleroses(SanDiegoCA)

I love Saint Mary. It is a tiny bloom, like a micro. Not sure if it's officially classified as such. It has many petals in a rounded rose in perfect form. It is just exquisite!

Most of my minis are too new to judge and some need to be moved to sunnier spots for fairness.

I love them all.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2005 at 8:59PM
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websuz

I have:
Sweet Chariot
Gourmet Popcorn
Cinnamon Delight
Orange Sunblaze
Hot Tamale

I just got:
Cupcake
Cal Poly
Fancy Pants
Snow Ruby
Irresistible
Incognito

I just ordered:
Copper Sunset
Denver's Dream
Michel Cholet
Teddy Bear
Vista

That'll be it for the year. We'll see what next year brings :)

Suz

    Bookmark   January 16, 2005 at 12:51AM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

Oh, let's see if I can do this from memory...
Incognito
Winsome (2; both will be gone, the plants are huge, the bloom production non-existent)
Trickster
Bee's Knees
Conundrum
Butter Cream
Breath of Spring
Olympic Gold (a big hulking plant in just 2 years)
Soroptimist International (2)
Herbie
Erin Alonzo
Dr. John Dickman
Vista
Ruffian

I know I'm forgetting a couple currently resting in the garage.

Gingerbread Man didn't make it through last spring, I may get another, it was cute. Winter Magic wasn't winter hardy for me, I tried twice. Same with Hot Tamale, but others around here have had better luck with it. I've also tried Ferrin (huge plant, huge blooms) and Tangerine Twist (nice colors), each lasted two seasons. I'll try TT again.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2005 at 6:09PM
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tenor_peggy(10 FL, N. Fort Myers)

I'll probably leave one or two out. I'm hoping they have snow cover up north cuz I didn't cover them up....

Snow Bride
Pierrine
Captivation
Irresistible
Old Glory
Linville
Winsome
Red Beauty
Kristin
Miss Flippins
X-Rated
Jean Kenneally
Black Jade
Magic Carrousel
Pacesetter
Glowing Amber
Golden Beryl
Hot Tamale
Fairhope
Incognito

Sweet Chariot and Gourmet Popcorn are in containers and are in the garage so they should be okay.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2005 at 8:41PM
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diggerdave(Montana 4/5)

Ace of Diamonds
Always a Lady
Brian Lee
Cheer Up
Gourmet Popcorn
Hot Tamale
Irresistible
Little Artist
Loving Touch
Magic Carrousel
My Sunshine
Ooo!Baby!
Rise'n'Shine
Rose Gilardi
Si
Starina
Sweet Chariot
Think Pink
Ultimate Pleasure

and a few dozen grocery store minis.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2005 at 7:45AM
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shebear(z8 NCentralTex)

Let's see.....here's the last list I put into Excel but I believe there are a few missing.

Hot Tamale
Vanilla Kordana
Rise 'n' Shine
Rainbow Bliss
Kristin
Debut
Child's Play
Memphis Queen
Teddy Bear
Little Artist
Glowing Amber
Cherry Cordail
Earthquake
Minnie Pearl
Old Country Charm
Anita Charles
Heavenly Days
Spicy Kordana
Amber Star
Playgold
Denver's Dream
New Beginning
Tangerine Twist
Pride 'n' Joy
Good Morning America
Golden Halo
Canyon Cupido
Sorcerer
Victory Parade
Ralph Moore
Noble Hit
Seattle Scentsation
Sachet
Gee Gee
Sunny Kordana
Purple Parade
Pink Mirana Kordana
Black Jade
Fame Parade
Missy Dovey
Calibra

Most of them are in their first year but a few just bloomed and bloomed. They were Black Jade, Kristin, Debut, Teddy Bear, Little Artist, Earthquake, Ralph Moore, and Seattle Scentsation. I'm looking forward to year two.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2005 at 5:21PM
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smurphy405(z8aARK)

I just got into the little beauties last year and I am caught up in the mini fad. I thought I was out of room, but you can always find room for minis.
These are ones that I have:
Absolutely
Amy Grant
Aristocrat
Baby Boomer
Rainbow's End, climber
Rainbow's End
Golden Halo
Irresistible
Kristin
Miss Flippins
Norwich Sweetheart
Old Glory
Overnight Scentsation
Pacific Serenade
Picotee
Pizzazz
Red Scentsation
Salute
Scentsational
Seattle Scentsation
Starina
Winsome
Jolly Cupido
Orange Sunblaze
Candy Sunblaze
Raspberry Sunblaze
And more ordered for spring:
American Rose Centennial
Autumn Splendor
Charmer
Chattooga
Doris Morgan
Harm Saville
Hilde
Incognito
Jean Kenneally
Jilly Jewel
Magenta Mystique
Merlot
Michel Cholet
Minnie Pearl
Moonlight Scentsation
Pam Tillis
Sachet
Sam Trivitt
Soroptomist International
Whoopi
I think there are more but I can't remember.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2005 at 10:30PM
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decobug(z6a Idaho SW)

Saint Mary is not a micro mini.

climbers

hi ho
Snowfall
SWALK - love and kisses
twister

micros

Baby Austin
baby cheryl
Chasin' Rainbows
Cinderella
circus clown
elfinglo
joan austin
little pinkie
Live Wire
Mighty Moe
ruby princess
sweet hannah
tom thumb

miniatures:

amber gem
Baby Boomer
baby grand
Baby Katie
Beauty Secret
berkeley beauty
Busy Bee
Buttermint
carnival glass
Cherry Hi
Child's Play
constellation
Dee Bennett
Denver's Dream
doris morgan
earthquake
Ernie
Gala
giggles
Glowing Amber
green ice
Happy Hour
Hilde
jennifer
jilly jewel
kayla
lavender crystal
lavender lace
michel cholet
millie walters
Montana
Nostalgia
orange parfait
pacesetter
pacific serenade
peaches n cream
Picotee
pierrine
playgold
Raindrops
ring of fire
rose gilardi
saint mary
sakura hime
Salute
starina
stars n stripes
strawberry swirl
Sunday brunch
Teddy Bear
Top Marks
vineyard song

Mini-Flora

Amy Grant
Autumn Splendor
Double Gold
Liberty Bell
Norwich Sweetheart
soroptomist international
violet mist
Winsome

Polyantha

baby faurax
lullaby
sweet chariot
The Fairy

    Bookmark   February 26, 2005 at 4:45AM
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decobug(z6a Idaho SW)

Forgot to list my faves:

circus clown
amber gem
baby grand
Denver's Dream
kayla
lavender crystal
saint mary
child's Play
Lullaby
Vineyard Song
Liberty Bell
violet mist
Winsome
sweet chariot

Many of the others will be saying bye bye this year...

    Bookmark   February 26, 2005 at 5:03AM
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farmgirl(9 NoCA)

Too many to list so I will just give you the total so far: 378
No joke! They must be multiplying like rabbits. I guess it doesn't seem so bad when they are scattered hither and yon in the garden...in pots...hanging in trees...growing down fence lines or up fence walls. Don't ask how many big roses are out in the jungle.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2005 at 3:14AM
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moroseaz

Hmm, I've been warning people for years that minis are addictive. Been going through my lists and realize I've probably lost nearly half of all of mine to heat/spider mites in just the past couple of years.

Acey Deucy, gave me a blue but died in 2004
Amber Star, donated out
Amy Grant
Arizona Sunset
Autumn Splendor, first one died
Black Jade
Breath of Spring aka Breath of Powdery Mildew
Cachet
Carolina Lady, first one died
Carrot Top, choked by Cheer Up
Cheer Up
Chelsea Belle
Crackling Fire
Cupcake, had it 10 yrs, died in 2004, RIP
Fairhope
Fireworks
Founder's Pride
Ginny
Glowing Amber, donated out
Gourmet Popcorn, donated out
Herbie, one died 2004
Incognito
Innocence - killed it in 1999
Irresistible
Jean Kenneally
June Laver, both of them succumbed in 2003
Just For You
Lasting Impression
Linville
Maurine Neuberger, forgot to water her
Michel Cholet, nursed him through 2 summers, died in 2003
Millie Walters
Miss Flippins, keep donating them & more reappear
Old Glory
Palace Queen
Patriot's Dream, finally died in 2004
Petite Perfection, donated out
Red Beauty
Rise 'n' Shine
Rose Window
Ruby
Sachet
Sandy Lundberg
Scentsational
Single's Better
Small Miracle
Soroptimist International
Summer Sunset
Sweet Chariot
Sweet Melody
Tiny Tot
Vista
Winsome
Work of Art, finally died in 1998
X-Rated
Y2K, first one died
and a bunch of grocery store minis.....lol.

This year I added Pam Tillis, Norwich Sweetheart and Double Gold (I think). Season's still young, though, and I've got a gift cert to Bridges and an order to place with Nor'East.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2005 at 1:16AM
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mike_in_new_orleans(9a/ coastal LA)

Absolutely
Autumn Splendor
Baby Love (classed as a shrub--but really a mini-shrub)Bees Knees
Black Jade
Butter Cream
Caliente
Cupcake
Doris Morgan
Fairhope
Fame Parade
Glowing Amber
Good Day Sunshine
Hot Tamale
Hurdy Gurdy (a mini-climber)
Ingrid
Jean Keneally
Jerry-O
Jolly Cupido
Linville
Loving Touch
Memphis Music
Merlot
Minnie Pearl
Miss Flippins
Overnight Scentsation
Peter Cottontail
Pinstripe
Rainbow's End
Ralph Moore
Red Alert
Red Scentsation
Salute
Scentsational
Soroptomist International
Starina
Sunrise Cupido
Sweet Arlene
Vista
Winsome
Y2K

I only still have about half of these. Sadly, even minis take up space in my micro-yard. : (
And I can't help always wanting to try new ones.
On the plus side, my friends and neighbors think I'm quite generous with rose bushes. lol

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michelle_co(z5 CO)

I planted most of these last year. Some overwintered in the coldframe. I am interested to see who survived. :-)

Applause
Bambino
Minnie Pearl
Moonlight Scensation
Overnight Scensation
Pam Tillis
Peach Delight
Red Cascade
Red Sensation
X Rated
Jeanne La Joie
Rainbows End
Twister
Mountie

Hopefully this is their leap year.

For this year:
Suprise Suprise
Sweet Chariot
Leading Lady
Valentines Day Cl

Valentine's Day keeps getting sunburned as I try to harden it off in a semi protected location on warm days. Not sure what's up with that. It's indoors at night.

Cheers,
Michelle

    Bookmark   March 11, 2007 at 11:31PM
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jont1(Midwest 5b/6a)

I am not going to list all I grow, but I do grow about 25 mini and mini-flora's. I prefer the mini-flora size of bloom the best, and I prefer the exhibition high center form over the decorative garden type pompon style of bloom. I just ordered eight more from Almost Heaven and 3 more from Bridges. Included is a second Dr. John Dickman because one plant just is too stingy to produce enough of the beautiful blooms you get from DJD.
John

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rosie_grower

Hi all,
Wow, I thought I was obsessed with roses, but I have nothing compared to some of you!!! I am still trying to make up my mind to place my order!! They are all so beautiful and I don't have too much room! My back yard has to be all potted since all I have is my stone deck surrounding my pool. Sometimes I think my yard is a jungle, too. I just tried spraying my existing roses with an environmentally friendly mildew preventer. I hope it works, because it looks as though we may get some early June gloom along the coast here. Wish me luck. I love reading everyone's messages with all the helpful suggestions. Now for a new question ----any suggestions for a beautiful micromini????
Good luck everyone!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2007 at 1:38AM
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michelle_co(z5 CO)

Hi,

The only micro I have is Bambino - but I would like to add to my collection. Bambino is a flowering fool. I was suprised how much I liked it. :-)

My experience with Nor East is that everything I've bought (~24 plants) has all been very good. I would not hesitate to try any of their offerings, though I do try to stick with the hardier selections for my climate.

Cheers,
Michelle

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mike_in_new_orleans(9a/ coastal LA)

Rosie Grower, I have limited space, too. About micro-minis, I don't think Absolutely is listed as "micro," but it's certainly on the small side. I didn't realize that from the catalogs. The photos are such close-ups and the form so detailed, I thought surely the blooms were bigger. lol But the little gems are only about 1" for me, and the plant stays small. I've had mine a year and a half and it's only a foot tall. Great disease resistance and reliable bloom. The color combinations keep changing, too, which adds interest. Good luck with your search!

Mike

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organic_dave4567

if anyone could be so kind as to help me out i would really apriciate it. i live in zone 9 and would like to start some mini roses in a planter.... do they tend to do well in planters? and what's the general care of these? i'm new to growing any type of rose really and would apriciate some experianced advise. thanks
dave

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lesdvs9

Dave, Yes minis would do very well in planters. I think you need to post this though on a new thread and not hidden here in an old one that folks aren't looking at. I grow minis primarily in the ground so I'm not much help to you. You're in a perfect climate, just when you repost your thread you might mention a more general area you're in zone 9, like I'm central CA. Are you CA or Fl? There are on the regular forum quite a few threads going on this topic now. Please repost there and you'll get the help you're looking for. Welcome to mini rose growing in pots.
Leslie

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rosie_grower

Hi Organic Dave4567,

I have a lot of my roses in planters and pots. Mine in the planters do nicely. I love Hot Tamale, Baby Grand, Lavender Crystal, and love, love, love Vista. Vista is a beautiful hybrid tea form mini and the colors are beautiful, if you like the lavenders. Make sure you get enough sunlight. I'm certainly not the expert, but I've been trying for the last 5 years. Good luck, nothing more beautiful than watching beautiful roses growing!

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joet1485

I only have 9. Black Jade, Jennifer, Singles Better, Minnie Pearl, Denver Sunset, Rainbow's End, Red Cascade, Cupcake, and a mauve I can't remember the name of. How do all of you all take care of so many bushes? I actually have all but RC in pots. I put them in bagged topsoil with about two inches of composted manuer on top then in March I put in granulated rose food a tablespoon per pot. They have come out better than ever and will bloom in the next week or two. I water them every day or two and this helps. When they were in the ground I had problems getting down to their level to work with them because of arthritis.

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ladybutterfly(5 Chgo)

My list is very small right now but I'm adding to it.

I have:
Climber Snowfall
Little Paradise
Vista
Salute
And one unknown

So far I am adding:
Green Diamond
Green Ice
Baby Austin
Si
Cinderella

    Bookmark   April 3, 2007 at 4:35PM
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ken_se_fl(9 SE, Fl.)

I like this thred. It helps me see exactly what I have. (mini's)Crazy Dotty, My Sunshine, Singles Better, Arcanum, Odessa, Sweet Revenge, Ty, Fairhope, Bee's Knees, Tangerine Twist, Nancy Jean, Kristin, Rainbows' End, Lavender Sweetheart, Soroptimist International,Miss Megan, Best of 04, Sweet Melody, Giggles, Olympic Gold, Pierrine, Chattooga, Teddy Bear. (mini-floras)Louisville Lady, Tiffany Lynn, Reginna Lee, Whirlaway, Abby's Angel, Robin Alanso, Memphis Cajun, Class of 73, Cachet, Leading Lady, Ricky Hendricks, Shanadoah, Rachel. I have a few in the "giveaway" corner. Memphis King, Fancy Pants, Galeinte, Jean Kenneally.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2007 at 9:56PM
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dan_keil_cr Keil(Illinois z5)

I have 100 minis and 35 minifloras, way too many to list!

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unicorn-2008

Does anyone know where I may purchase a Diamond Anniversary Mini Rose for my parents' 60th wedding anniv. on 4/24. they live in Illinois. I live in So. CA. Sequoia Nursery is closed and not selling any more Dia. Anniv. mini roses. Any leads you might be able to give me would be appreciated. Thanks. Ann

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lesdvs9

Hey! Don't say that yet, Sequoia still has a lot of roses left to sell I was just there. They close at the end of the month.

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dan_keil_cr Keil(Illinois z5)

I have at least 100 minis and 40 mini floras. I'm not going to list them. In the original list I had only 10 out of that list. I don't grow the garden type minis. Mine are all for shows.

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kentucky_rose zone 6

Dan, What's your top 20 for shows? Thanks in advance.

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julie22

Let me see if I can get them all:

Heartlight
Puppy Love
Montana
Always a Lady
Sweet Hanna
Leading Leady
Little Carol
Lady Bren
Lovely Lori
Hot Tamale
Ruby Baby
X-Rated
Liberty Bell
Sassy Cindy
Loving Touch
Fairhope
Amy Grant
Mother's Love
Autumn Sunset
(3) Peaches N Cream
Soroptist International
A Poulson Unnamed mini
Charmer

I think I got them all. It's hard to say because I keep moving them around.

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studaddy(7)

I'm not sure if I can remember them all right now...but I'll give it a shot.

Brighton Cardinal
Grace Seward
My Sunshine
Fitzhugh's Diamond
Top Contender
Simplex
Summer Night
Memphis King
Best of '04
Conundrum (New this year)
Arcanum (New this year)
Louisville Lady
X-Rated
Miss Flippins
Autumn Splendor
Irresistible
Jean Kenneally
Ty
Soroptimist International
This is the Day
Memphis Cajun
Memphis Blues
Memphis Music
Memphis Magic
Whirlaway
Aberlady (New this year)
Nancy Jean
My Valentine
Dr. Troy Garrett
Regina Lee
Caledonia (New this year)

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studaddy(7)

I forgot to add My Inspiration and an unnamed Wells red single...

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robiniaquest(z6 MO)

Here's my list:

Baby Darling (3)
Cl. Baby Darling
Tangerine Jewel
Orange Honey
Iced Tea
Mimi
Sweet Chariot
Vineyard Song
Love and Peace
Hoot Owl
Orange Kordana
5 noid minis from big box store (2 hot pink, 1 apricot, 1 ivory, 1 red)

I guess I just keep going for orangey shades and lavenders! And I really like fragrance in a rose. Also - it's fun to get minis for my three little girls on Valentine's Day. They adore the minis. My middle girl has created a fairy garden with her Baby Darlings. Very cute.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2008 at 7:20AM
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joebar(pnw8)

3 hot pants
2 sweet chariots
2 pandemonium
1 cheeky monkey
1 green ice
1 orange patio wonder
1 nana's rose
1 orange honey
1 carley
these are the hanging baskets

1laura ford climber
1 warm welcome climber
1 scentsational
1 auntie louise
1 coral reef
1 gloriana 97
1 water lily
1 orange blossom special
1 reiko
these are the containers.

many of these are roses hybridized by brad jalbert of select roses.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2008 at 11:18PM
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diggerdave(Montana 4/5)

Old list from 2005:
Ace of Diamonds
Always a Lady
Brian Lee
Cheer Up
Gourmet Popcorn
Hot Tamale
Irresistible
Little Artist
Loving Touch
Magic Carrousel
My Sunshine
Ooo!Baby!
Rise'n'Shine
Rose Gilardi
Si
Starina
Sweet Chariot
Think Pink
Ultimate Pleasure
and a few dozen grocery store minis.

add:
another Irresistible
Bingo Queen
Cuddle Up
Georgette
Hanky Panky
Herbie
Jean Kenneally
Love ya Dad
Pucker Up
Rita Applegate
Rosy Dawn
Sweet Arlene
White Chocolate
X-Rated
Yantai

    Bookmark   May 6, 2008 at 8:04AM
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gilli2007(5)

Here is my list....

Sun Sprinkles
Paintbrush
Crackling Fire
Loving Touch
Gourmet Popcorn
Avandel
Cl. Baby Darling
Sweet Chariot
Lavender Crystal
Gentle Maid
Cl. Jeanne Lajoie
Flower Power
Joan Austin
Mood Music
Dresden Doll
Pinstripe
Popcorn
Sweet Nothings
The Fairy
Scentsational

Two unknown red minis
Two unknown purple/magenta minis
Four unknown white/green/cream minis.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 9:22PM
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bloomorelse(Z4b NB Canada)

These are the ones I received by mail today. I couldn't believe the size of the top growth in these small 3" pots. Love the color of Teddy Bear.

Cheer Up
Hot Tamale
Irresistible
Loving Touch
Starina
Teddy Bear
Denver's Dream (this was the only one out of stock - refund to follow)

    Bookmark   May 15, 2008 at 11:58AM
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ken_se_fl(9 SE, Fl.)

Since I've downsized, this is what I have in my garden today. (minis)Fairhope, Chattooga, Sweet Melody, Ty, Arcanum, Bee's Knees, Soroptimist International, Lavender Sweetheart, Kristin, Nancy Jean. (mini-floras)Tiffany Lynn, Abby's Angel, Whirlaway, Louisville Lady, Foolish Pleasure, Shenandoah, Leading Lady, Butter Cream, Cachet, Class of 73, Olympic Gold.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2008 at 10:08AM
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aezarien(7b)

Heh... I have three that were Mother's Day gifts from Wal-mart. All I know is that they are red, yellow, and cream colored. I love them though and am planning a future addiction.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2008 at 7:45PM
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countryrose(z.4/5)

I LOVE my mini roses!
The ones that perform the best are:

Clarissa
Ultimate Pleasure
Warm Welcome (climber)
Sweet Dream
Flower Power
Irresistible
Sweet Chariot
Green Ice
x-rated
Shine On
Pandora
Denver's Dream
Cottage Garden
Gourmet Popcorn
Jean Kenneally
Tracy Wickham
Marriotta
Loving Touch

Dana

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 3:25PM
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phil_schorr(z6St.Louis)

I have close to 100 minis and Mini-Floras. My favorite is the Mini-Flora Autumn Splendor. It is a very vigorous plant that always has a few beautiful blooms showing and more getting ready to open.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 11:29PM
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gnabonnand(Zone 8 Texas)

One ... 'Rise-N-Shine'.
The others have long since been dug up and thrown away due to being blackspot martyrs.

I do have three 'Pacific Serenade' on order from Nor'East. And may eventually add 'Sweet Chariot', which I have seen growing around my town and looking healthy.

Randy

    Bookmark   March 7, 2009 at 8:03AM
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gnabonnand(Zone 8 Texas)

Smurphy405 & Decobug:
Please tell me about your 'Pacific Serenade' roses.

Thanks,
Randy

    Bookmark   March 7, 2009 at 8:16AM
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brutuses

OK, it's safe for me to say I am completely overwhelmed and amazed by the number of roses some of you grow.

I have always admired those little mini roses, but they scared me to death. All I could see is their little lives shortened within weeks of them coming to live at my house.

I would like to start growing some mini's. Where do I start? What varieties are tried and true aka easy to grow, in S. Louisiana? How old do they need to be to survive planting directly in the ground? Can they live out their lives in pots? So many questions.

To start, can you recommend some that would be easy to begin with and how I should grow them, i.e., pots or ground? Also, can roses survive and bloom growing inside in say a S. facing window or one that gets lots of morning sun?

Thanks for your help.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 3:03AM
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rosesnpots(z8 Tidewater area VA)

Brutuses

Growing minis is no harder than growing regular roses. I have both and I treat them all the same. The trick is to get minis from a good vender. The minis everyone has listed come from either online rose nurseries or from local resale nurseries. I bought mine from Nor'East Miniatures, Ashdown Roses, and Allmost Heaven Miniatures. I got started with the mins by winning a mini-flora as a door prize from our local rose society and as you can see from the list below I have added a few since.

All my minis, mini-floras, and the majority of my other roses are all grown in pots. They need to be outside with 6-8 hrs of sun. Although I have a few that can take less sun (4-5 hrs). A few people have grown the supermarket roses indoors, but I have not done so.

Here is my mini and mini-flora list:
Edisto
Mobile Jubilee
Molly
Starina
Scentsational
Breath of Spring
Shirley Raye
Bordure Narcree
Blue Mist
Earthquake Climbing
Nancy Jean

On Order: Herbie and My Sunshine

    Bookmark   April 13, 2009 at 8:32PM
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brutuses

rosenpots, thanks so much for the information. I will investigate those links and those roses. Can't wait to get some growing. One more question, are some mini's more suseptible to disease like some other larger varieties? Are there certain varieties that grow better in the south with the high humidity and extreme temps? Thanks again for your help.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2009 at 12:38PM
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rosesnpots(z8 Tidewater area VA)

brutses
Oh yes there are roses that are better than others depending on where you live. In the humid south and mid atlantic where I am, black spot is a problem. But with the right roses it can be little to no problem. One observation I have found is the older a rose gets the better some do against disease. Most of my minis are a year or two old so the jury is still out. But so far so good.

You did not say which state you are in. but I would highly suggest finding the local rose society in your area as they would know the best roses to grow in your area.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2009 at 9:08PM
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sunnishine

ok lets see if I can remember, most of these are new this year

jupiter
jean la joie
shenandoah
shirley raye
foolish pleasure
focal point
double take
buttercream
conundrum
rachel
whirlaway
shirley raye
shenandoah
nancy jean
soroptomist international
scentsational
powerpoint
jennifer
xrated
lo and behold

    Bookmark   April 14, 2009 at 9:20PM
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sunnishine

add jeslyn..I won it at a rose society meeting :)

    Bookmark   April 21, 2009 at 7:43PM
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RCWylde

I have a collection of Award of Excellence Roses. I have been collecting them since 1982.

Let me first list those I cannot find anywhere which have succumbed to old age (I need cuttings for these.)

White Angel
Lavender Lace
Gloriglo
Zinger
Holy Toledo
NightHawk
Centerpiece
Suzy
Regine
Lemon Gems
Applause
Playgold
Ruby
Jingle Bells

That seems like a long list of needs but 20 years of Lttle League and Bobby Sox can really get in the way of tending roses. Here are what I have available for trade cuttings sent using the burrito method:

Baby Eclipse
Red Cascade
Jeanne Lejoie
Life Lines
Center Gold
Old Glory
Heavenly Days
Dee Bennett
Tipper
Jim Dandy
Jean Kenneally
Rainbow's End
Sequoia Gold
Ring of Fire
Black Jade
Winsome
Little Jackie
Hot Shot
Julie Ann
Party Girl
Cornsilk
Cupcake
Valerie Jeanne
Snow Bride
Hombre
Pacesetter
Peaches n Cream
Red Flush
Puppy Love
Pink Petticoat
Rise n Shine
Humdinger
Avandel
Hula Girl
Starglo
Toy Clown
Sherri Ann
Beauty Secret
Mary Marshall
Judy Fischer
Over the Rainbow
Hot Tamale

Email me if you want to talk more.

RC

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 9:30PM
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dan_keil_cr Keil(Illinois z5)

If you add miniflora roses to the mini list I have 262 of them.
I will not print the list here, but go to helpmefind.com/roses and look up my name and then hit garden and there is my total list. I have 465 total roses!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 3:14PM
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ken-n.ga.mts(7a/7b)

I have retired and moved from SE FL to the NE GA mountains (on the east face). Still grow and exhibit minis/minifloras. Mini's; Kristin, Soroptamist International, Joy, Fairhope, Glowing Amber, Pierrine, Black Jade, Scentsational, and 4 different Kordana grocery store mini's. Miniflora's; Sweet Arlene, Leading Lady, Patron, Olympic Gold, Dr John Dickman, Show Stopper, Shenandoah, Regina Lee, Focal Point, Tiffany Lynn, Whirlaway, Lo and Behold. Have 5 mini's and 5 miniflora's coming late summer from, For The Love of Roses.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 9:21AM
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