Little Pinkie Miniature Rose is what most of us think of as a
miniature rose. Little Pinkie is perfect for containers
because it is truly little. Tiny bright pink rose buds and glossy
greenish red leaves make this a true treasure.
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.
Little Pinkie would make a great addition to our
Small Space Herb Garden Six Pack.