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Mini-flora Roses

Posted by dsd2682 10 Florida (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 7, 13 at 13:20

Hi all,
I've recently been curious about Miniflora roses. Mostly because I've run out of room for full sized roses and i have never had good luck with miniatures. (They ALWAYS die on me no matter what i do, I'm stumped). Which miniflora roses have you grown and which ones have the best blackspot resistance? I currently own Smart&Sassy but she's starting to spot badly. I'd be open to larger mini roses as well as long as they are BS resistant (as that seems to be what kills my minis most of the time).

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RE: Mini-flora Roses

I have grown quite a few (Conundrum, Dr. John Dickman, Olympic Gold). None are resistant in my garden. I treat minis, minifloras,and hybrid teas the same.

Have you tried polyanthas? They might have better resistance, and are usually smaller (although some can become large).

RE: Mini-flora Roses

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 8, 13 at 11:40

Most minis are grown own root and Florida has those dang nematodes in the soil. That's probably what's killing yours, not the black spot. Black spot is rarely, if ever, lethal. Try finding some that have been grafted on to Fortuniana root stock. It's supposed to do better with the nematods and will make for BIG healthy plants. I think K&M or Cool Roses has some.

RE: Mini-flora Roses

Good call by seil!

RE: Mini-flora Roses

Give Cool Roses in Palm Beach a call (or e-mail). They carry a good selection of minifloras and can tell you about how desease resistant they would be for you.

RE: Mini-flora Roses

OOOH! Ken, I'm going up to cool roses in a couple of weeks (they are having their yearly open house and rose sale) I'll be sure to ask about minifloras then!
Thanks so much.

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