There is a reason hot pink and orange are a popular
decorator combination. Orange Honey Miniature Rose puts these colors
together in a two inch plus size bloom and a two feet by two feet size
bush. Roses start out a sunset orange and open to reveal yellow highlights. As the flowers gracefully age, they take on a pink tone.
Orange Honey is a definite show stopper and favorite here in our nursery, just as it was in Ralph Moore's
Sequoia Nursery when he introduced it in 1979.
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