Strawberry Swirl Miniature Rose is one of the most
beautiful bicolor roses we have ever seen. Each rose flower is painted
irregularly with splatters of varying shades of pink. The pinks range in
color from salmon to fuchsia.
Strawberry Swirl and Twister
are the only two bicolor miniature roses that we carry that have a slightly sweet
fragrance. Jean Kenneally and
Renny also have a slight scent.
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.
It would make an excellent addition to our Crafter's
Herb Garden Six Pack for Zones 8-11 or our
Crafter's Herb Garden Six Pack for
Zones 5-11 and to our
Edible Flower Herb Garden Six Pack.