Orange Elf is a rapidly growing, climbing miniature
rose with varying shades of soft orange and a touch of yellow in the
center. It can climb three to four feet and will be covered with blooms
in spring. It produces rose hips in fall.
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.
Orange Elf Miniature Rose would make an excellent
addition to our Edible Flower Herb Garden