Hot Tamale Miniature Rose is one of our few miniatures not
bred by Ralph Moore. Bred by Dr. Keith Zary and introduced in 1993, we had to include this miniature rose in our selection because it is just
so amazing. Hot Tamale bushes can get two feet high or more and are just as wide. Covered in blooms that are a varying shades of yellows and pinks, Hot Tamale is a must have in every garden.
Hot Tamale produces quarter size rose hips that
turn shades of green, gold and orange in early fall which
can 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.
Hot Tamale 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