Rosa 'Why Not'



Why Not Miniature Rose

  Why Not Rose in bloom


Why Not Miniature Rose was introduced by Ralph Moore in 1984. Why Not makes one of the most impressive displays when it blooms in the spring. The bushes are covered with single 1 to 1 1/2 inch roses with outer edges that are a vivid reddish orange with a striking yellow center. It is one of our favorite roses.

Why Not makes miniature rose hips after blooming. Rose hips are high in Vitamin C and make a tart, tangy tea, which makes this rose a great addition to our Tea Herb Garden Six Pack.

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. 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.

Why Not Rose Bud

Why Not flower opening



Cultural Information

Height: 2 Feet 

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 5-11

Flower Color: Red and Yellow

Characteristics: Full Sun,

Uses: Culinary,
Dried Flower,


Organic Why Not Miniature Rose Plant

$6.95 per 3 inch pot





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