Soft pink petals are lined with silvery shades of pink and
white on the back. One of Ralph Moore's roses (introduced in 1971),
Andrea has a classic rose shaped flower and can often have as many
as seven flowers in one cluster. The perfectly shaped buds are ideal for drying or using in fresh crafts like
our fresh Herbal Wreath. Andrea
produces rose hips at the end of the season which can also add interest
to a wreath or arrangement. Rose hips are also high in Vitamin C and
make a tasty tea, which makes this plant a great addition to our
Tea Herb Garden Six Pack.
Like all roses, miniature roses are sun loving and fairly
drought resistant. Plant in well drained soil and fertilize with an organic fertilizer
in the spring. Dead canes can be pruned anytime but most pruning
occurs in the fall when we shape the plant to the desirable height and
width. 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. Before using any flower in
food, a sample flower should be pulled apart and inspected for insects.
Andrea Miniature Rose would make an excellent
addition to our
Crafter's Herb Garden
Six Pack for Zones 8-11 or our
Crafter's Herb Garden Six Pack for
Zones 5-11 and to our Edible Flower Herb Garden