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Unruly Mini

Posted by agibson 8-9 Texas (My Page) on
Fri, May 11, 07 at 11:25

I have this unruly mini that roots wherever a cane touches the ground. It was sold to me as "an old fashioned cascading rose" and I think it exactly matches the rose and description shown here:
I am about to dig up the "mother" plant, put it in a pot and spray the rest of them with Roundup, unless someone here wants one just for postage.
Since I know next to nothing about roses, maybe someone here would suggest a pot size, something to use for a trellis and make some suggestions for pruning?
I'd be thankful for any guidance you could give.

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RE: Unruly Mini

That is a really pretty rose. Does it by any chance have a scent?

RE: Unruly Mini

If the rose you are having problems with is red cascade I would think you could prune it back a little more if it does what you say. I have one and it does tend to grow a bit wild but that's what pruning shears are for. I can't understand why the rose on the site you listed should be 40 dollars. They are avalaible from nor east and Antique Rose Emp. for a lot less. I got mine from ARE 8 weeks ago and have cut over two dozen blooms. I think a 3 to 5 gal. pot would be good to pot it in. They seem to make very good hanging baskets too but that would require lots of watering.

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They make great sprays of cut roses in small vases.

RE: Unruly Mini

Yup! That's her! Mine is in full bloom and she is beautiful. I was just so excited to have found an exact matching description that I didn't notice the price. Ouch, it is high, I paid $6.95 for it at a local nursery a few years ago.
I hadn't thought of a hanging basket, I will give it a try with one of the babies. It's a pity that she has little or no fragrance.
Thanks very much for the advice!

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