Mr. Bluebird Miniature Rose is a conversation starter. Planted
separately or in a rose garden, the eye is drawn to the various shades
of mauve and purple flowers that are displayed in clusters throughout
the growing season.
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.
Mr. Bluebird produces tiny 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.
Mr. Bluebird Miniature Rose would make an
excellent addition to our Edible Flower Herb Garden