Microminature Roses, anyone?

bobkat13(z7 Richmond VA)June 16, 2005

Does anyone on this forum grow these? I just received 4 of them from UncommonRose.com, and I have absolutely fallen in LOVE!! I have Si ("the world's tiniest rose, tops out at 7" tall), Lynn Gold, Orange Twist and Yellow Bantam. The buds on Si are about the size of a grain of rice. These little beauties are just so very cute....wish me luck in trying to be a good "rose mommy", OK?

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desertratrose(z9 AZ-PHX)

I have Red Minimo and Live Wire. Very cute. Very bloomy.

Suz

    Bookmark   June 17, 2005 at 2:49PM
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cuyahogakid(z6 Ohio)

UncommonRose.com sells a micro called 'Hi' that has the most perfect five petal blooms. Another I like is 'Popcorn'; it blooms like mad.

I have 'Si', 'Lynn Gold', 'Yellow Bantom', 'Hi', 'Popcorn', 'Sweet Fairy' and 'Tom Thumb'.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2005 at 8:42PM
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bobkat13(z7 Richmond VA)

CuyahogaKid, where do you have them planted? In the ground, or in containers? Lynn Gold and Si are supposed to be hardy zone 6-10, and I've heard that you should subtract 2 zones from your own if you grow in containers. So I'm thinking I need to put those two in the ground, even though it's tempting to keep them in containers where I can admire them up close!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2005 at 9:10PM
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garden2garden(z8 FL)

I got 4 minis and 2 microminis from the Uncommon Rose a few weeks ago, too. I just love them. Easy to care for and sweet little blooms.
My micros are Trinket and Baby Betsy McCall, both of which have bloomed. The Trinket had almost a little spray of blooms. The Baby Betsy McCall, has the sweetest little pink buds and when they open I swear they smell like baby powder.
I'm planning to keep them and my other minis in pots.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2005 at 9:59PM
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cuyahogakid(z6 Ohio)

I do many different things with them. I keep them in small 1 gallon plastic pails (with drilled holes) and plant them around the garden. Actually I plant empty pails (also drilled ) and slide in the rose pails. I choose pails that stack and release nicely. I can have them planted, pick them up to work on and easily move them around the landscape. This summer I will plant some directly in the garden to see their full potential. I am always changing and trying new things.

They spent last winter under shop lights in my attached garage. This winter, however; I am making cuttings to overwinter under the lights and plan to plant the old roses outside, in their containers (under burlap and leaves).

    Bookmark   June 19, 2005 at 11:50AM
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mutabilisny(7)

I got Lynne Gold as a tiny little thing about 2 months ago from Sequoia. It's been covered with flowers for the last month. One thing I like about the flowers is that they continue to look good as they age - they fade a bit but hold their shape so I can just leave them on the plant.

I lost Si and Sweet Fairy last winter. They were my first roses and it was probably my own mistakes that killed them. I will definately replace Sweet Fairy (very fragrant) as soon as I can and I'll probably get Si again too someday. I've also been considering Yellow Bantam and Hi.

Mutt

    Bookmark   June 24, 2005 at 5:44PM
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decobug(z6a Idaho SW)

My favorites are:

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

Some hold their blooms for a really really long time... I just love the itty bitty leaves... They are easy to dead head as well, just pull and snap...

    Bookmark   June 26, 2005 at 3:45AM
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Tenderheart_Zone5

How neat! Thank you for starting this thread, Kathleen. :) I'm pretty new to Roses and this is the first I've heard of "microminiature" ones. I've bookmarked UncommonRose.com for future reference.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2005 at 8:02PM
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kathya11(8b/9a)

I just ordered No Worries from Nor'East. It's supposed to be here today -- I'll let you know what I think when it gets here.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2005 at 7:05AM
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bobkat13(z7 Richmond VA)

My little micromini, Orange Twist, has four blooms on it and looks really pretty lately. I'm definitely going to order more micros. Those teensy tiny leaves just crack me up and make me smile every time I see them, and I notice my granddaughter can't seem to resist them either. She's 6 and is my gardening buddy. I took her to the garden center one time and told her that I would buy her a flower....any flower she wanted. The "flower" that we ended up buying was a full size pink rosebush!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2005 at 7:38PM
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kentucky_rose zone 6

I have Almost Perfect from Whitt Wells and love, love it! It's a sweet little red. I didn't expect to like it so much!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2005 at 3:39PM
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marisag(6 PA)

I just got Almost Perfect last week. What a lovely little bloomer! Whit is pretty terrific too.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2005 at 7:48AM
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rosibug(9BNoCal)

Can you tell me how I can get Almost Perfect from Whit? Do you buy them directly from him? I would love to have a list of what he offers!

I have Tiny Flame, Lynne Gold, Live Wire, Cinderella, Baby Betsy McCall, Little Megan, Orange Rosamini, Red Minimo, Purple Fantasy, Cinearie, Small Fantasy, Circus Clown, Little Pinkie and Yellow Bantam. I just lost Si. I don't know why either. I am in zone 9 in Calif. and it's the middle of summer.

Anyway, I love the micros, the minis, and the minifloras! I think they are all so perfect and beautiful!

Terry/San Jose

    Bookmark   August 14, 2005 at 1:22AM
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Carol_WA(z8)

I have two of them. They are planted in a standing pot holder that holds four pots. The blossoms are so small that I don't see much show value to them. I wouldn't buy them again but they are fine planted where they are. They are planted in pots with pansies. If they aren't at a higher level you wouldn't even pay attention to them because they are so small they would just blend in or be hidden. If I had several of them in a window box or something like that I might like them better.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2005 at 5:31PM
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drasaid(zone 8)

It was a larger version of Hi, which I also have (it is not doing too well. One problem with Micros is that they are so small a slug or caterpiller can deleaf them in no time, and then weeds take over the pot before you see what is up. My lousy eyesight does not help.)
My Hi is getting better. Hopefully soon it will be equal to Cinderella (fantastic.) and Baby Austin (also fantastic.)
I have several Polyantha type minis like Mr. Bluebird and Blue Mist that have tiny blooms but bigger bushes. Those are fun too.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2005 at 8:19PM
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gdionelli(z6 WV)

My only micro is Cinderella -- she's darling and healthy. I purchased her from Bridge's.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2005 at 11:51AM
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kentucky_rose zone 6

You should be able to contact Whitt at Wells Mid South Roses, phone #901-476-6064. Also, he has some very good mini's and mini-flora's! Love Memphis King, red mf that holds and holds. Good luck!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2005 at 10:06PM
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Cat_Roso(Z2-3 AK)

Hi I've had great success with Charlie Brown a multicolored red and white striped mini with blooms about 1/2" to 3/4" diameter fully open. I keep it in a pot. It has been moved inside for the winter onto a sunny windowsill. It dropped all of it's leaves but has leafed out nicely with 1/4" leaves, maxed out height at about 8". I'm fighting blackspot but seem to be winning. (Yeah!)

    Bookmark   September 22, 2005 at 6:32PM
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gdionelli(z6 WV)

I'm having terrible problems this year with blackspot on many of my roses and minis, but Cinderella is completely untouched by it. And the plant habit is just gorgeous.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cinderella at Bridges

    Bookmark   September 24, 2005 at 3:26PM
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petsitterbarb(Zone 6, N.E. OK)

I started in minis ten years ago, and have seen many come and go through the years. My micro, Cinderella, is a little dream rose, year after year. I've just ordered a Baby Austin to keep her company. Hope it's even half as healthy and beautiful!

    Bookmark   May 18, 2009 at 1:30AM
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petsitterbarb(Zone 6, N.E. OK)

My Baby Austin arrived this morning from Rogue Valley. Great packing and the little bush is just perfect, complete with buds! Can hardly wait to see the blooms!
I just had my first baby canaries hatch this morning, and may have to name one of them Austin. What a GOOD day!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 7:22PM
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suzanne_ladyred(z10 So Cal)

What a delightful thread this is! I am in the process of putting together a program to give to rose societies about Microminiature Roses. It's a real labor of love. Any information the members might be willing to share with me would be most welcome along with any pictures you may have of this diminutive little roses. My email address is LadyRedLHW@aol.com. Looking forward to any information you may be able to share.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 4:19PM
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miniladi

Hello, I am new to GardenWeb and I love to have others involved with microminatures to talk to. I am using the dried roses in my dollhouse setting. Does anyone know where I can find "Hi" "Si" and "True Flame"?
Mini thanks!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 1:08PM
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frenchcuffs13(z8a)

They have one called Oui. So darn cute! I'm tempted to try it. Anyone ever grow it? Comments on it (form, care, etc)

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 1:47AM
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frenchcuffs13(z8a)

Petsitterbarb, keep us posted Baby Austin and lots of pics. baby canaries? neat!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 1:51AM
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dan_keil_cr Keil(Illinois z5)

I have two that I got from Ralph Moore Elfinglo and Rosemarin

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 11:58PM
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lookin4you2xist(9b)

Elfinglo and Rosemarin are two that I don't think I have tried. I'll look them up.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 11:20AM
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rosespecialist(6b)

I am a HUGE fan of the micro miniature roses! I'd like to share my photo of "Hi".

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 7:09PM
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