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.
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.
Hot Tamale Miniature Rose would make an excellent addition to our Crafter's Herb Garden
Six Pack and to our Edible Flower Herb Garden