My Valentine Miniature Rose,
introduced in 1975, is still one of the classiest deep red miniature
roses. The bush can reach three feet tall and will be covered with
perfectly formed rose buds in late spring. My Valentine looks great
planted against the deep green of
Like all roses, miniature roses are sun loving and fairly
drought resistant. Plant in well drained soil and fertilize with an organic fertilizer
spring. We prune out dead canes whenever we notice them and shape the
plant to the height and width we want in fall. All rose petals are
edible if grown organically and make attractive garnishes for salads.
They can be added after cooking to almost any dish. Whole buds can be
used to decorate cakes or other confections. Sample buds should be
pulled apart and inspected for insects before using on food.
My Valentine Miniature Rose would make an excellent addition to our
Crafter's Herb Garden